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Hamburg, Germany: Dog Owners Protest for Change

On Saturday 150 dog owners of controlled breeds organized to protest current German law. Currently, owners of dogs such as pit bulls and bull terriers must hold a special behavior permit for their pets and pay for a €600, or $755.48, annual license as well as muzzle and leash their dogs in public.

A similar demonstration took place in Düsseldorf the previous weekend with 240 people participating in an organized walk with animals classed as fighting dogs.

Dangerous dog laws were introduced on a Germany-wide basis in response to attacks on people, but the enforcement is administered by individual states.

The issue comes up for debate in Hamburg later this month, Government could relax the rules.