The government must urgently ban the American Bully XL, according to a Senior Conservative MP.
Sir John Hayes, the MP for South Holland and the Deepings, said there was “no debate” needed that the American Bully XL must be banned after a spate of attacks involving the breed in recent years.
He told the Commons: “Regretfully, the subject of dangerous dogs is salient again. Deep regrets of the most tragic events.”
Sir John added: “We need an urgent statement from the government, not to debate this matter but simply to confirm that this bad breed, bred to kill, should be banned.”
In response, Commons Leader Penny Mordaunt, said: “I think many people would be surprised to hear the volume of such attacks that do take place, and there has been a spate of them recently that have been incredibly shocking, and the result of owners not being able to control those animals.
“It is a very serious matter. I know the Secretary of State is aware of these matters. As the next questions to her are not until 6 July, I shall write on his behalf and make sure that the Secretary of State has heard it today.”