Dog Fighting

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 23rd February 2015.

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Photo of Lord Hoyle Lord Hoyle Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to end dog fighting.

Photo of Lord de Mauley Lord de Mauley The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Dog fighting has been banned in this country for over 100 years. It is an offence under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and punishable by up to six months’ imprisonment and a fine of £20,000 or both. In addition, the police have powers to investigate allegations of dog fighting as well as powers of arrest against those suspected of being involved in this barbaric practice.

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