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Law abiding home owners will not be penalised and burglars will not be protected.
The myth: The Daily Telegraph has reported that homeowners could be prosecuted if their dogs attack burglars as a result of the proposed changes to the dangerous dogs law.
The truth: Law abiding home owners will not be penalised and burglars will not be protected. Our proposed extension of the law is to protect innocent people - like postal workers and midwives - who need to go onto other people’s property to do their jobs, not trespassers who have entered another person’s property with unlawful intent.