Slee Blackwell’s James McNally has been invited to give evidence to the Parliamentary Committee examining XL bully dogs and the proposed ban.
Following reports of dog attacks involving XL bully dogs the Government is proposing to ban the breed.
The EFRA Committee is therefore holding an additional special session on the topic of XL bullies, to feed into its pet welfare and abuse inquiry.
MPs will be discussing issues around the proposed ban, including the means of its implementation and enforcement.
As part of this process the Parliamentary Committee will hear from a range of witnesses, including Slee Blackwell partner James McNally.
James will be giving evidence to the Committee alongside The Rt Hon. the Lord Baker of Dorking: formerly known as Kenneth Baker, who was Home Secretary at the time of the introduction of the Dangerous Dogs Act.
Among those also giving evidence are:
- Dr Lawrence Newport, Lecturer in Law at Royal Holloway University of London, and Co-founder of the Campaign for Evidence-Based Regulation of Dangerous Dogs
- Dr Paula Boyden, Veterinary Director at Dog’s Trust
- Dr Samantha Gaines, Head of Companion Animals at RSPCA