Terrifying Bully XL warning issued: ‘These dogs are weapon grade’

Terrifying Bully XL warning issued: ‘These dogs are weapon grade’
Georgia Pearce

By Georgia Pearce

Published: 14/09/2023

- 14:10

Updated: 14/09/2023

- 15:09

Stan Rawlinson has called for a ‘massive change in the law’ on dogs, following calls from Home Secretary Suella Braverman to ban the American Bully XL breed.

Speaking on Britain’s Newsroom, the dog trainer was joined by Jon Gardener, expert in dog aggression, to discuss what needs to be done to tackle the rise in dangerous dog attacks.

Stan said: “The dogs are actually weapon grade. They're a fraction of the overall dog population, but that small amount is responsible for 75% of all the deaths over the last three years. That's just not acceptable.

“I've sat down and thought what should be brought in, and it shouldn't be just on the dog. There should be a lot of responsibility on the owners. And I believe the owners have got to be licensed and the dogs have got to be licensed. And if the owners are licensed, there's got to be some very strict requirements, minimum age of 18 for instance.

“Proof of identity, proof of having no criminal records, proof of not being mentally ill or physically uncapable of holding these big dogs. I'm not talking about every dog. I'm talking about the dogs that we've got listed down that have killed many, many people over the last few years and we've got to really change things.”

Rawlinson continued: “Every one of these dogs should be on a short lead and they also should be muzzled in public, and handlers or dog walkers who walk them should also fall in touch with that particular situation.

“And I want a massive change to the law. It's got to be done. So there's two aspects of it. If we are going to say it's just the owners, but at least it's going to take the owners in, but it's also going to take into consideration the dogs. The dogs with strong, blocky heads, muscley, really fighting dogs. And these are genetically made.”

Watch the debate in full above.

Tune in to Britain’s Newsroom, Monday to Friday from 9:30am, only on GB News.

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