In Ireland, the Dublin City Council has put into immediate effect a ban on 11 dog breeds. The following breeds will not be allowed in council housing in the city: English Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, Rottweiler, German Shepherd, Doberman, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Japanese Akita, Bull Mastiff, Japanese Tosa, and the Bandog.
The council says that in light of increasing numbers of complaints, they have decided to ban these breeds that are deemed “dangerous”. Also, they say that if the dogs cannot be found alternative housing, they will be euthanized.
The council is also seeking to widen the ban to include all public parks in Dublin.
A spokesperson for the Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says that the ban “is totally irresponsible”, and that the council is basically sentencing these dogs to death.
Source: K9 Magazine, UK Edition