Times Online – Warning over street gangs who use savage dogs as status symbol

Youth gangs in cities throughout the country are starting to use macho-looking dogs instead of knives and guns to defend their territory. …

Norman Lamb, Liberal Democrat Health spokesman, is now demanding a review of the legislation covering dangerous dogs.

Of course. Blame the dogs.

He is concerned about the “worrying trend of using dangerous dogs as fashion accessories or, worse still, as weapons.”

An attempt to change the attitude of youths who buy dogs to frighten or endanger others is also under way.

thump, thump, thump

The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 banned four types of dog – the pit bull terrrier, Japanese tosa, Dogo Argentino and the Fila Brasileiro.

It also makes owners criminally liable for any attacks made by their dogs on other.

There is somne concern however that other breeds should be included in the law following the death last December of Archie-Lee Hirst, 13 months, who was mauled by a rottweiler.

God that’s infuriating.

They’ve got pictures of little Archie-Lee Hirst, 13 months, and Ellie Lawrenson, five.