Subang Jaya, MY - The City of Subang Jaya has banned seven dangerous dog breeds: American bulldog, American pit bull, Japanesa tosa, Neapolitan mastiff, akita, dogo argentino and fila brasileiro. The ban is in immediate effect and operations are underway to check residential areas for them. The ban stems from a directive by the Selangor Veterinary Department that classifies the dogs as "predisposed to aggressive or dangerous behavior."1
Subang Jaya now joins many international cities and countries that impose strict regulations on dangerous dog breeds.
The Subang Jaya ban follows a deadly incident in January at an organic farm on Penang Island. While planting trees on the farm, Irishman Maurice Sullivan was mauled to death by two pit bulls. The owners of the dogs, Joseph and Beatrice Teoh, were recently fined RM4,000 each. At the hearing, Joseph appealed to have his pit bulls returned to him. The judge denied his request and ordered the animals "culled" or otherwise "dealt with" by local authorities.
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