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Welsh Govt halts dog law

The Welsh Government has halted its Control of Dogs Bill to look at working with the UK Government on Wales and England rules. Ministers say they still want to introduce tough new rules.

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Opposition welcomes 'common sense' dog law decision

Shadow Rural Affairs minister Antoinette Sandbach has welcomed the Welsh Government's decision to halt work on its Control of Dogs bill.

This common-sense decision that the Welsh Government is not going to plough its own furrow and will co-operate with the UK Government is a breath of fresh air.

This is a sensible decision given that the UK Government is already developing its own proposals which could include provisions to allow for the control of dangerous dogs.

This move also frees up capacity in the Assembly to scrutinise other worthy legislation.

This is a welcome decision, which can achieve the aim of ensuring the public and other animals are protected from the threat of a minority of dangerous dogs.

– Antoinette Sandbach AM, Shadow Rural Affairs minister

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