Have Your Say On The DDA:
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee launched an inquiry on 11th May into the legislation on dangerous #dogs.
#DDAWatch will be providing written evidence and we urge you to have your say and support #endbsl
You have until the 6th June to respond - details are below and on our website – www.ddawatch.co.uk and FB page @DDAWatch
There has been substantial debate about the effectiveness of this legislation and the impacts on dog welfare, Neil Parish MP, Chair of EFRA Committee, said:
“The Government is responsible for protecting the public from dangerous #animals, so it is essential that laws evolve alongside our understanding of what works.
“The 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act banned four specific types of dog, but since then attacks have continued and 21 people have been killed by non-banned types.
“My Committee will investigate whether the Government's current approach is having the desired effect, and whether any changes are needed to ensure that the public is properly protected and that #animalwelfare concerns are properly addressed”.
In particular, the committee seeks written submissions that address the following issues:
* How effective is the Government’s current approach to protecting the public from dangerous #dog attacks?
* What changes, if any, should be made to the current approach and legislation?
* How can local authorities and police forces be best supported in reducing the number of dangerous dog-related incidents?
* What lessons could the UK learn from other countries dealing with similar issues?
Written evidence should be submitted through the Committee’s web portal by midnight on Wednesday 6 June and the deadline for submissions is on midnight 6th June 2018.
Written Submission go via the www.parliament.uk website –
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