American Bully XL puppies will be banned by the end of the year following the death of a man and a series of attacks in the UK.
This is what the British Prime Minister decided in response to the death of a man who was stabbed to death by two of these dogs on Thursday.
Rishi Sunak said he “shares the nation’s horror at such attacks and this cannot be allowed to continue,” Sky News reported.
The victim was attacked near a school in the village of Stonal, while he was leaving class.
West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We found a man with multiple life-threatening injuries and in a critical condition.”
They added that despite treatment at the scene and in the ambulance, “it became clear once he arrived at the hospital that nothing could be done to save him and he was declared dead.”
According to police, two dogs attacked the victim near their owner’s apartment.
Passers-by tried to restrain one of the animals, while the other was locked in its owner’s house. The police prevented primary school students from leaving the institution.
The 30-year-old dog owner was arrested for keeping out-of-control dogs.
This is the seventh recorded death due to a dog attack in the United Kingdom this year.
A recent BBC poll estimated that such attacks have increased by more than a third in England and Wales over the past five years, while the number of pet dogs has increased by only about 15% during that period.
If the police noticed the magnifying glass effect associated with greater attention to this problem, then the veterinarians quoted by the British media put forward several hypotheses: confinement led to a decrease in interactions, a decrease in the quality of training against the background of increased demand or even the tendency of owners to want to take their dogs out every day. place …
Several high-profile cases have illustrated this phenomenon, including the attack on an 11-year-old boy who was injured by an American Bully XL, a breed resulting from the crossbreeding of several other breeds including pit bulls and other mastiffs.
However, the issue has sparked controversy, as some veterinarians believe that training is more to blame than the breed itself.