EXPLANATION: Why is the XL Bully being banned?

XL Bully dog in the woods

Author: Ferret Investigative Journalists

Rishi Sunak announced last week that American ‘XL Bully’ dogs would be banned in the UK after a spate of attacks were linked to the breed.
The dogs will be restricted under the UK Government’s Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, a piece of legislation that aims to stop ownership of breeds which are considered to pose a threat to the public.
There have been various claims and counterclaims from campaign groups about the dangers of the breed, and whether a ban was proportional or likely to be effective.

Ferret Fact Service looks at the evidence. The whole story is on The Ferret website

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