Britain’s home secretary said monday she is seeking “urgent advice” on banning a type of american bully dog, highlighting an attack on a 11-year-old girl over the weekend.
suella braverman said she has commissioned advice on outlawing xl bully dogs after police said they were investigating an incident in the central english city of birmingham on saturday, when a girl was injured by one of the dogs. two men who intervened were also injured.
“this is appalling. the american xl bully is a clear and lethal danger to our communities, particularly to children,” braverman wrote on social media. ”we can’t go on like this.”
Police said the incident took place on a busy road after the dog broke free from its owner. The girl sustained serious injuries to her shoulders and forearms, and was recovering after hospital treatment. The animal was seized by officers and officials will consider what to do with the animal, police added.