British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has said on Friday that American XL Bully dogs will be banned in the UK after a spate of dangerous attacks.
The British Prime Minister expressed hope that the breed of dangerous dogs will be banned by the end of this year.
In a video statement released on social media, Rishi Sunak said that these dogs have caused at least 14 human deaths since 2021 and are a threat to children and communities.
Referring to videos of dogs attacking humans and spreading panic among people, Sunak has said that he has given instructions to act immediately to ban this breed of dogs to keep people safe, adding that it is now clear that the problem is not a few badly trained dogs but their behaviour.
He stated that owners have a responsibility to keep their dogs under control, assuring the public that work is underway to prevent future attacks and protect the public.