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Morocco's Government Council to List Banned Dog Breeds


(MENAFN- Morocco World News) Morocco's Government Council to List Banned Dog Breeds

Rabat- For Thursday's government council meeting, Head of Government Saad Eddine El Otmani will lead discussions regarding 'dangerous dog breeds' deemed to threaten the safety of humans.

The council will examine the draft decree concerning dangerous dog breeds based on their aggressive and morphological characteristics.

Dogs such as pitbulls will be added to a list prohibited from being imported or tamed, for the sake of security.

The breed-specific legislation, passed in August 2013, seeks to 'protect people against the danger of dogs' and clamp down on the owners of aggressive dog breeds. Any violation of the law can incur a penalty of up to five years in prison and fines of up to MAD 50,000.

The law was Morocco's first legislation seeking to tackle the problem of people being bitten by dogs.

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