Here's the response from the RSPCE to Defra's announcement today:
New Government dog measures lack bite, says RSPCA
Coalition breaks promise to “target irresponsible owners”
Monday 23 April 2012
The Government has wasted the best opportunity to tackle irresponsible dog ownership in more than 20 years, claimed the RSPCA today.
The country’s biggest animal welfare charity has accused Defra of ignoring the advice of the country’s dog law enforcement agencies, and instead launching yet another unnecessary consultation....more