Food and Rural Affairs Committee


Dog law exemption for trespassers

9 September 2013 Last updated at 14:09 ET Dog owners will be safe from prosecution under revised dangerous dogs laws if their pet attacks someone trespassing in their home – even if the “intruder” is doing a good turn. Ministers say dogs cannot be expected to “ascertain the intentions” of those entering a property before […]

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Stray dogs policy 'postcode lottery'

24 April 2013 Last updated at 13:18 ET The handling of stray dogs handled has become a “postcode lottery” according to a number of animal welfare charities who carry out dog rehoming. Since 2008 councils have a legal duty to deal with stray dogs in their area. But the charities warned that cuts to local […]

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Dog attacks action plan 'inadequate'

15 February 2013 Last updated at 05:27 ET Government plans to protect the public from dog attacks in England are “woefully inadequate”, a group of MPs has said. The law should be “urgently” amended to boost “action on any dog-related antisocial behaviour”, the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee said. In a report, the MPs […]

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