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The Blue Cross animal charity has welcomed moves to extend the law on dog attacks to cover private property and steps to introduce compulsory microchipping, provided it covers dogs of all ages.
Jim Paice, Food and Agriculture Minister (Defra), defends the measures proposed by the Government to help crack down on attacks by dangerous dogs.
The Government has been accused of failing to crack down on attacks by dangerous dogs, after it unveiled measures which critics said were "just tinkering around the edges" of the problem.
The measures include closing a loophole in the law so that dog owners will face prosecution if their pet attacks someone lawfully on their property.
Ministers also announced plans for compulsory microchipping of puppies by breeders before they are sold, a move proposed two years ago in an independent review to stop poor welfare "puppy farming" by unscrupulous breeders.
The charity Guide Dogs said it backs plans for the compulsory microchipping in England but wants to see the Government go further.
Caroline Kisko, Secretary of the Kennel Club, and Ryan O'Meara, Editor of K9 magazine, speak to ITV1's Daybreak about the laws they would like to see introduced for dogs.
Angela McGylnn's son John Paul Massey was killed by a pit bull terrier in November 2009. Since then she has been campaigning for tighter controls on dangerous dogs.
She welcomes the new laws being introduced today - particularly the liability of owners whose dogs attack on their own property - but she says there is more that could be done to prevent attacks taking place in the first place.
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The Government has been accused of failing to tackle dangerous dog attacks, after it unveiled plans which critics say don't go far enough.