Islington Gazette: ‘Warning after rise in dog attacks’

Interesting article about the rise in dog-fighting in North London. ‘Danger dogs used as “status symbols” by gangs of youths and criminals have led to a shocking increase in attacks and dog fights in Islington, vets and animal charities are warning. ‘Animal campaigners claim the rise of gang culture has resulted in the banned dogs…

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“My Weapon Is A Dog” BBC THREE Thursday 21 May 2009, 9pm

(From BBCTHREE website) On nearly every high street from Penzance to London and Glasgow to Belfast, there’s a new “must-have” accessory for some young men. Not the latest trainers or mobile phone, but fierce, snarling dogs. Rickie Haywood-Williams explores the hip-hop and peer-pressure culture that has led to this growth in aggressive dogs in his…

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