A furious XL Bully owner has slammed the Government’s offer of payment to curb the breed, saying she will protect her “family” at all costs.
Jordan Morgan refuses to euthanize her three-year-old and nine-month-old XL American Bully dogs Eddy and Milo, despite the ban taking effect in February.
The “frustrated” owner from Surrey, England, hit back at the “backward” rules and refused to let them go.
“I’m so frustrated that the government has not only enforced the American Bully’s ban but also offered £200 compensation if you have your dog put down,” the 26-year-old said.
“However, if you want to keep your dog, there will be a cost [just under] £100 for an exemption.
“It all seems backwards to me.
“Are you paying to keep your dog and getting paid to kill your dog?”
“She [my dogs] are my family and they are innocent.
The fitness and health trainer added she was worried about how many people would put their dogs down or abandon them on the streets.
“Solely because they feel like they have no choice or can’t handle the stress of owning a breed that is now banned,” she added.
“YOU ARE OUR FAMILY”
The American XL Bully’s disgruntled owner is doing everything she can to keep her puppies, including training them and putting a muzzle on them.
She described Eddy and Milo as the “most loving, funniest” and “sluttiest” dogs there are.
“We took them to the beach the other day and it makes me so sad to think that they won’t have the freedom to run around like that anymore,” Jordan said.
“They are my best friends.
“They love everyone they meet, and everyone they meet falls in love with them.
“They are our family.”
“A big responsibility”
Jordan believes irresponsible dog owners are the cause of recent tragedies caused by the breed.
It happens that hundreds of XL Bully attacks were recorded in the UK last year.
Campaign group Bully Watch UK documented 351 dog attacks in 2023.
A 17-month-old daughter sadly lost her life after being mauled to death by an XL bully in her own home.
Bella-Rae’s mother watched in horror and helplessness as her little girl was declared dead shortly afterwards.
In September, two of the dogs mauled a man as he tried to protect his elderly mother.
Ian Price, from Stonall, Staffordshire, tragically died from his injuries.
Last month, a father was killed by an XL bully that also attacked two other people.
Ian “Scouse” Langley, 54, protected his puppy when the animal held him outside a house in Sunderland.
However, Jordan believes a ban is not the way forward and there are other solutions to address the dog attack epidemic.
The 26-year-old was proud to have worked right from the start to get to know Eddy and Milo and to integrate them safely into society.
“Having a larger breed is a big responsibility and it’s a shame other owners haven’t done the same,” she said.
“Irresponsible dog owners are the reason for this ban and they will also be the ones who don’t follow the new rules.”
“It has been shown that banning breeds does not work, but licensing models have proven effective.
“It’s a shame the government couldn’t even give us the chance to make something like this work.”
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) announced new laws for the controversial breed on Tuesday.
From February 1, 2024, owning the breed will be a criminal offense and owners can claim £200 if they “fail to keep” their pet and have it euthanized by a registered vet.
This comes after figures released by the NHS showed the shocking number of victims abused by size XL bully dogs and other breeds.
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The results showed the 20 areas in the UK where hospitals perform the most operations to save the victim’s life.
- Kent and Medway – 250
- Black County – 180
- Coventry and Warwickshire – 170
- Devon – 165
- Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West – 160
- Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire – 160
- Cheshire and Merseyside – 160
- Hampshire and Isle of Wight – 160
- South East London – 150
- Norfold and Waveney – 150
- West Yorkshire – 150
- North East and North Cumbria – 145
- Derby and Derbyshire – 145
- North West London – 145
- South West London – 145
- Sussex – 140
- South Yorkshire – 135
- West Yorkshire – 130
- Hertfordshire and West Essex – 120
- Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes – 10
Fatal dog attacks in 2023
Five people have died in dog attacks this year: