Vets and animal welfare charities challenge Daily Mirror’s 'dangerous dogs' campaign in open letter

The letter expresses concerns about the campaign's demand to add more dogs to the banned list.

In an open letter to the Daily Mirror today, the British Veterinary Association, in partnership with organisations who care for dogs impacted by the Dangerous Dogs Act and oppose breed specific legislation, is challenging the newspaper’s new campaign that calls for non-evidence-based changes to the Dangerous Dogs Act.

The Mirror’s campaign asks for widening the list of dogs that are banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act, as a way to address the rise in dog attack cases in the UK. While the coalition believes that changes to the Act are necessary, they must be informed by scientific and other robust evidence in order to be effective...