Government should 'act before' a dog attack happens

The chairwoman of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee, Anne McIntosh has backed Government proposals to tackle irresponsible dog ownership.

Anne McIntosh, chairwoman of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee Credit: Daybreak

But speaking to Daybreak she expressed concerns that changes would not be acted on quick enough.

She said: "The government should act before an attack happens."

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MPs want stricter dog rules

The Government's moves to tackle irresponsible dog ownership do not go far enough, a committee of MPs has warned, announcing plans to close a loophole which allowed owners to escape prosecution if the animal attacked someone in a private property.