Judicial review hearing granted over XL bully ban

Judicial review hearing granted over XL bully ban.

An XL bully dog. Photograph: Jacob King/PA

A judicial review hearing has been granted for campaigners seeking to overturn the UK government’s ban on XL bully dogs, with owners of the animals now subject to tight restrictions as the legislation comes into force.

From Sunday, it is illegal to rehome, sell or transfer ownership of XL bully dogs in England and Wales, and they must be muzzled and kept on a leash when in public, with animal rescue centres fearing they could be forced to euthanise hundreds of dogs.

The campaign group Don’t Ban Me – License Me applied for an injunction to pause the ban, which was not granted, but a judicial review hearing was approved for January, which could halt or change the new rules if successful.

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