Why Is the American Pit Bull Terrier Banned in the UK?

The American pit bull terrier is banned in the UK because the Dangerous Dogs Act of 1991 that makes it illegal to own, breed, abandon or sell this breed.

The legislation was introduced in response to a series of serious and unprovoked attacks on humans in the decade before the law was introduced.

The American pit bull terrier and a number of other breeds, are controversial because of their perceived aggressiveness. However, there is no scientific evidence to suggest that, as a breed, they are more aggressive than other dogs.