The Kennel Club has issued a statement in support of Bruce, the dog who has been condemned to die because of how he looks. The Kennel Club state:
The DDA (1991) was amended by the Dangerous Dogs (Amendment) Act 1997. The 1997 Act removed the mandatory destruction order provisions of the 1991 Act by giving the courts discretion on sentencing, and re-opened
the Index of Exempted Dogs for those prohibited dogs which the courts consider would not pose a risk to the public. The Amendment applies to owners in England, Wales and Scotland and in many cases has literally proved to be a lifeline to many dogs and their owners.