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At least 16 people have been fatally attacked by dogs in Britain since 2005. The pitbull above was seized as part of Operation Navara, which targeted dangerous dogs.
By Henry Austin, NBC News contributor
In the wake of a spate of fatal incidents, an online consultation has been launched to examine public support for stricter penalties.
“Dog owners who fail to take responsibility for their dogs must be held accountable,” crime prevention minister Jeremy Browne said. “Today’s consultation will give the public a say in whether owners of dangerous dogs that attack people should face tougher penalties, possibly life imprisonment.”
The maximum term for such incidents is currently two years.
The proposals follow a national outcry after a teenager was savaged to death by four dogs at a friend’s house in March.
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