Widespread outrage at barbarity of dog fighting
Sinn Féin East Derry MLA Francie Brolly has said that beyond the widespread outrage at the barbarity of the dog fighting exposed by the BBC that there were serious questions about ensuring that these activities were brought to an end.
Mr Brolly said:
"No-one could fail to be shocked at the barbarity of the dog fighting that has been exposed. No-one could justify or defend these activities.
"I understand that immediate steps are being taken to look at some of the loopholes exposed by the Spotlight and Panorama programmes and this is welcome.
"However, I think that there are also some serious questions about how the responsibility for dangerous dogs is managed and also about how the agencies responsible for tackling this outrage are meeting those responsibilities." ENDS