Turkey ramps up enforcement of breed ban, groups protest

Animal rights group says it will go to court to revoke Turkish ban on attack dogs

By The Associated Press (CP) – 1 day ago

ANKARA, Turkey — An animal rights group says it will go to court over a recent Turkish government ban on certain dog breeds in the wake of an attack that injured a father and son.

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Dog experts bite back at Turkey’s pit bull ban

Tuesday, June 29, 2010
ISTANBUL – Daily News with wires

The government’s issuing of orders to round up pit bulls and other “dangerous” breeds was an unfortunate, unscientific decision, experts have said, calling for assessments of individual dogs rather than a total ban.

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One response to “Turkey ramps up enforcement of breed ban, groups protest

  1. We are contacting you on behalf of the concerned Turkish citizens about the crisis in Turkey regarding pitbull dogs. The turkish goverment has recently passed a law that allows them to kill Pit Bulls of any breed. The goverment has took immediate action by scheduling 10.000 pitbulls of any breed to be killed outright. No matter how innocent or healthy they are, they will be slaughtered cruelly. A week of preparation has gone through and they have started right away to their inhumanity. We are alarmed by the situation and are reaching out to any help we can get to prevent this massacre. If there is any way you can help us in preventing this atrocious crime from happening , by supporting us or redirecting us to someone who can, we would be grateful. Our time is very limited so we hope to hear from you very soon. Thank you very much.