The Death of 4-Year-Old Lexi Branson Furthers Legal Debate over Dogs in Great Britain

Violent dogs have been a big issue in the British news media this year, thanks largely to the mauling death of 14-year-old Jade Lomas-Anderson in March. Only a few days ago, I wrote about how Lomas-Anderson’s death has inspired legislation to give extended prison sentencesto the owners of dogs that attack humans. And now, another tragic death has seized the attention of the media: four-year-old Lexi Branson, who was attacked and killed by her family’s dog when she was staying home from school because of an illness.

 

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