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End Euthanasia of Pitbull Type, Cross Breeds

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In the UK thousands of safe, friendly cross breed dogs are euthanised because they are deemed pit bull types. As documented on a previous BBC panorama the dog warden was making remarks to which ones he believes are pit bull types. The police have a list of descriptors to decide if a dog is a pit bull breed or pit bull type. Below is the law. 


Dangerous Dogs Act 1991....Four types, in particular, were identified by the Act:

Pit Bull Terrier
Japanese Tosa
Dogo Argentino
Fila Brasileiro

The Act also covers cross-breeds of the above four types of dog. Dangerous dogs are classified by "type", not by breed label. This means that whether a dog is prohibited under the Act will depend on a judgement about its physical characteristics and whether they match the description of a prohibited "type". This assessment of the physical characteristics is made by a court. 

How efficient are these assessments of these beautiful dogs? Many dogs are being euthanised just because of the way they look. We believe this is wrong. Please support us to END EUTHANASIA OF PIT BULL TYPE CROSS BREEDS.   


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