The story of Mercedes and her nine puppies illustrates the arbitrary nature of Breed Specific Legislation (BSL), as we continue to call for an end to these outdated laws.
Mercedes and her puppies were seized
One December afternoon, Lynn Bernard had a visit from the police. They had a warrant, and asked to see her dogs.
Lynn’s dog Mercedes had recently given birth to a litter of nine puppies. Mercedes is an American bulldog cross bullmastiff, and the father … continue reading ››
Saturday 12 August marks 26 years since the Dangerous Dogs Act and Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) came into force. We’ve been campaigning to #EndBSL which sees the needless destruction of hundreds of dogs every year, just because of the way they look.
What is Breed Specific Legislation?
The Dangerous Dogs Act exists to protect public safety. As part of the act, BSL bans the ownership of four different types of dogs in the UK. These are – pit bull terriers, … continue reading ››
We’re a few weeks into the new parliamentary session and focussed on making sure animal welfare is high on the agenda.
With so many important issues to address from the puppy trade to farm animal welfare, we asked our campaign supporters what their animal welfare priorities would be if they were in government.
A huge thank you to everyone who responded, over 600 of you! We want to share some of the results and update you on what … continue reading ››