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Parents of a 14-year-old girl mauled to death by dangerous dogs ten years ago demand legal crackdown

The parents of a 14-year-old girl who was killed by a pack of four deadly dogs 10 years ago have called for new legislative restrictions to stop the alarming increase in fatal attacks.

At a friend’s home on March 26, 2013, Jade Lomas-Anderson was attacked by two bull mastiffs and two Staffordshire terriers, who killed her.

At the time, it was only prohibited to keep a dangerous dog in a public location, but Shirley and Mike Anderson, Jade’s parents, sought to expand the rule to include private residences. According to The Sunday Mirror, they now want the bill “torn up and begun anew” because they claim it is not enough.

The present rule, according to Mrs. Anderson, 46, is a “huge disrespect” to her daughter’s memory, and she called each new dog assault on their family a “kick in the face.” Now, she said, “We are requesting a new independent Jade’s Law, which we are certain will save other families from suffering through what we have.”

The two advocate for stiffer penalties for owners of unruly pets, including longer prison terms and bans. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson have also recommended that all dog owners be required to complete online training courses and register with the police.

They want to discuss legislation change with Theresa Coffey, the secretary of the environment.

The moment has come to acknowledge that things are breaking, according to Mr. Anderson. The pair said they want Jade’s Law to stand on its own and not be “lost in the antisocial behavior law” in honor of their daughter.

It follows the release of statistics by MailOnline in February identifying the regions of Britain that have had the highest number of deadly dog attacks in recent years. Since January 2020, there have been a total of 18 fatal dog attacks, with last year being the bloodiest on record.

During the last 12 months, 12 people, ranging in age from a 17-month-old child to an 83-year-old retiree, have died as a result of dog attacks in England and Wales. Experts have identified some alarming tendencies that may be to blame for the recent string of unsettling fatalities.

And just last week, shortly before 2.40 pm on Sunday, a six-year-old child was attacked by four dogs while playing with a friend in a nearby property in Carrington.

Mr. Anderson described the increase in dog assaults as a “spiraling plague.” He said, “We want justice for families.” We don’t want to outlaw canines. We have two dogs and adore them. When we see pets being abused, it hurts.

Yet he stressed that owners, not dogs, are “nearly usually” deadly. Mrs. Anderson talked about her daughter, claiming that she would assist anybody in need and that “if she were here,” she would have been working to bring about change.

In 2013, Jade and her closest friend Kimberly were kicking off their Easter vacation. Their meal was about to be served when Jade was viciously attacked by one of Kimberly’s mother’s pet dogs. The dogs attacked Jade as she brought a pie into her friend’s kitchen, killing her instantly.

Moriah Ballard
Moriah Ballard
Moriah Ballard joined the KPRC 2 digital team in the fall of 2021. Prior to becoming a digital content producer in Southeast Texas and a Houstonian, Moriah was an award-winning radio host in her hometown of Lorain, Ohio and previously worked as a producer/content creator in Cleveland. Her faith, family, and community are her top passions.


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