The Oxford Mail is reporting that a clampdown on dog owners could contravene the animal's rights according to The Blue Cross. The mail reports:
The Blue Cross said moves by Oxford City Council to introduce ‘dog control orders’ could breach the Animal Welfare Act. But the council said this puts the onus on owners, not the authority.The measures would include increasing fines for dog mess from £50 to £80 and banning dogs from play areas in parks. The orders could limit the number of dogs one person can walk in public and give council officers the power to demand dogs be put on a lead. But the charity, which is based in Burford, has hit out at the proposals.