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Fighting Dogs

Volume 84: debated on Monday 21 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce legislation to ban the importation of fighting dogs; and if he will make a statement.

No. We do not consider that such a ban would be effective in preventing illegal fighting, given the number of dogs already in the United Kingdom which are susceptible to such abuse, and the difficulty of distinguishing between dogs bred for fighting and those intended as pets.