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Britain considers life in prison for owners of ‘killer dogs’

Government launches online consultation to determine whether there is public support for increase in maximum penalty Owners of dogs that kill people could face life imprisonment if an online consultation run by the government demonstrates public support for more severe penalties. The proposal for a significant jump in the current maximum jail term of…

All dogs to be microchipped in England by 2016

By Hilary Osborne, The Guardian Move is attempt to curb huge numbers of abandoned dogs, costing taxpayer and charities £57m a year All dogs in England will, from April 2016, have to be microchipped as part of a government attempt to cut the number of strays and make pet owners…