MPs say dog ownership laws do not go far enough

MPs have warned that the Government's moves to tackle irresponsible dog ownership do not go far enough.

Moves to tackle irresponsible dog ownership do not go far enough MPs warn Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Plans to close a loophole which allowed dog owners to escape prosecution if the animal attacked someone in a private property have been announced.

Backed by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee, it said the plans fell short of creating a "comprehensive and effective regime for tackling the increasing problem of out-of-control dogs".

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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.