Gangs 'using dogs as currency'

Dangerous dogs are being traded for thousands of pounds as part of drug deals and debt payments by gangs.

A new report from Middlesex University says dogs like mastiffs and pit bulls are being bred to make money, and being used as a commodity to be traded. Paul Brand reports:

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Dogs 'used as commodities'

Researchers in London have found dangerous and aggressive dogs are increasingly used as a business asset for their owners, helping them with image branding, debt collection, security and income generation.