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Dogs: Animal Welfare

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 1 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prosecutions there were for dog fighting in the last 12 months. (202335)

The information held by my Department on court proceedings does not contain information about the circumstances behind each case other than the information that may be gleaned from the offence itself. As a result offences involving illegal dog fighting cannot be separately identified from other offences of animal cruelty under the Protection of Animals Act 1911, nor can it be separated from offences of ‘animal fighting' under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.