A father-of-six has sparked outrage after admitting to breeding and sell bloodthirsty American Bully XL dogs to drug dealers to ‘put food on the table’.
The extraordinary claim was made by a caller on LBC as a furious debate continues to rage over whether the dangerous ‘mutant’ crossbreed should be banned in Britain.
It follows a series of fatal maulings and violent attacks, which have since prompted Home Secretary Suella Braverman to seek ‘urgent advice’ on outlawing the ‘lethal’ breed.
Speaking on LBC, presenter Iain Dale asked the Hull-based breeder called ‘David’: ‘When you decided to breed this type of dog, who were you aiming them at? Who did you want to sell them to and who did you sell them to?’
‘Drug dealers,’ replied the man. ‘I’ll be absolutely honest with you, Iain.’
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A ‘father of six’ has sparked outrage after admitting to breed and sell bloodthirsty American Bully XL dogs to drug dealers (file picture)
Speaking on LBC, presenter Iain Dale (pictured) asked the Hull-based breeder called ‘David’: ‘When you decided to breed this type of dog, who were you aiming them at?
An XL Bully dog went on a ferocious rampage in Birmingham before mauling an 11-year-old girl and chasing a 20-year-old man across a garage forecourt, pictured
A flabbergasted Iain responded: ‘You sold them to drug dealers? I’m tempted to end the call now.’
The caller replied: ‘I’ve always said this, why do you need a licence for a dog and not a cat?’
‘I’m sorry, you’ve just admitted that you bred them to sell them to drug dealers,’ interrupted Iain. ‘What kind of person does that make you?’
‘Iain, who’s going to put bread on the table for my family. I’ve got six kids,’ David replied.
A visible infuriated Iain then lashed out before hanging up the call, saying: ‘Oh go to hell, David.’
The exchange outraged Emma Whitfield, whose ten-year-old son Jack Lis, was mauled to death by an XL Bully dog while on his way to play with a friend.
Writing on X – formerly known as Twitter – she said breeders were ‘another part of the problem’, adding: ‘Jesus Christ! I’m not sure if this guy was a troll or not but either way it’s believable and this is completely unacceptable!’
The news comes amid a row over whether Bully XLs should be outlawed, with owners of the animal insisting they are safe and that it its bad breeders who are to blame for creating lethal ‘devil dogs’.
Currently the crossbreed is not mentioned on the list of four animals banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act, which includes the Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino and Fila Brasileiro.
But shocking figures show American Bully XLs are responsible for the majority of fatal dog attacks since 2021, despite campaigners claiming the animals only make up approximately one per cent of the UK dog population.
Two in four deadly UK dog attacks in 2021 involved XL bulldogs – rising to six in ten in 2022, including high-profile maulings that killed children Jack Lis, ten, and Bella-Rae Birch, aged 17 months. So far in 2023, the dogs have fatally savaged two people.
On Sunday, the debate surrounding the animals deepened after shocking footage revealed the moment a dangerous XL Bully dog went on a ferocious rampage before mauling an 11-year-old girl in Birmingham.
The harrowing video shows schoolgirl Ana Paun being tackled to the ground by the out-of-control dog as she screams in terror.
Ana’s near-death experience left with bite wounds to her arm that needed hospital treatment.
The footage was branded ‘appalling’ by the Home Secretary, prompting Mrs Braverman’s action.
Ana has since called for the dog to be put down and its owner to be jailed. Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, the 11-year-old said: ‘I thought it was going to attack my face and neck and that I was going to die. I kept screaming and screaming – I was petrified.
‘The owner did nothing at all when I was attacked. He just watched on and didn’t attempt to stop it.
‘I’m now too frightened to leave home and I’m very wary of dogs.’
The dog breeder’s comments come after an 11-year-old girl was savagely mauled by a Bully XL in an attack that prompted Home Secretary Suella Braverman to seek a change in the law
Ana Paun was walking to the shops with her 18-year-old sister when the powerful breed of bulldog leapt up at her from a bus shelter
Ana stayed in hospital for a day and was allowed home to recover last night with a bandaged arm
Recounting her attack, Ana added: ‘The dog knocked me to the floor and was still attacking me.
‘A man helped me and hit the dog which released it from my arm but it then lunged at me again and bit my shoulder.
‘I was in shock but another man managed to grab the dog from behind and pull it off me. The dog then chased someone else into the petrol station and attacked him on the forecourt.
‘I managed to get off the floor at this point and with my sister I ran into the shop to safety. There was a lot of blood pouring from my arm.
‘The staff called the police and the ambulance and I was taken to Heartlands Hospital.’
West Midlands Police has said two men, who were bitten and left with injuries to their shoulders and arms, were taken to hospital to be treated for their injuries after the incident on Saturday.
In a statement released on Monday, West Midlands Police said: ‘We are continuing to investigate after three people were injured when a dog broke free from its collar in Bordesley Green on Saturday afternoon.
‘The crossbreed bully XL/Staffordshire bull terrier puppy chased an 11-year-old girl and she sustained serious injuries to her shoulder and forearms. She was treated in hospital and is now recovering at home.
With their ‘hair-trigger response’ and ‘desire to kill’, the muscular American Bully XLs are the ‘fighters’ of choice in this disturbing underworld, with experts saying the horrific levels of savagery displayed by the dogs are ‘unnatural’ and instilled in them through violent training and years of inbreeding.
Jack Lis was attacked by the XL bully dog while playing with a friend at a house after school in Pentwyn
‘Several people rushed to her aid and as the dog broke free from its owner a second time, a 20-year-old man was chased across a garage forecourt and was taken to hospital with bites to his shoulder and forearm, along with cuts and bruises from being dragged across the floor.’
Last week MailOnline exclusively revealed the rise of the Franken-Bully, a ‘mutant’ breed of the American Bully XL that some experts fear are ‘too dangerous to live’.
Underground breeders are creating giant ‘mutant crossbreeds’ by mating banned pitbulls with legal mastiffs and bulldogs to evade dangerous dogs laws.
It led to calls from a leading dog bahviourist the Bully XL pets were ‘too dangerous to live’ and must be eradicated.
Stan Rawlinson wants them removed before more people are torn apart by the ‘intrinsically evil’ beasts.
The expert, who has more than 20 years of experience working with aggressive animals, said the controversial breed beloved by celebrities has ‘no redeeming qualities’.
He believes the breeders are ‘tinkering with DNA’ to enhance the beasts’ muscles, size and power – and get around bans on dangerous dogs such as the American Pit Bull terrier.
The 76-year-old told MailOnline: ‘These dogs are a danger to women, children and everyone else. They should all be euthanised as a breed. There’s something wrongly wired in these dogs.
Stan Rawlinson, who has more than 20 years of experience working with aggressive animals, warned the Bully XL is ‘very, very reactive’ and feared deaths caused by the breed could soar in the coming months and years
‘They can just flip. You’re talking nothing to full on and someone is dead in less than 15 seconds. You just can’t stop them. These dogs can rip people’s heads off. They’re incredibly powerful. They can open up your jugular veins almost immediately.
‘They’re too dangerous to be in the hands of the general public. You wouldn’t walk around with a mountain lion on a lead – because that’s effectively what you’ve got.’
Dr Lawrence Newport, a law and criminology lecturer at Royal Holloway University recently published a detailed report on the Bully XL, and was worried by the trend.
He told MailOnline the dog’s violent upbringing by savage owners had led to them having a ‘hair trigger response’ and a ‘desire to kill’.
‘The American Bully is bred from fighting stock, and inbred repeatedly to produce the massive, violent breed we see today,’ he warned.
‘These original fighting dogs were bred to be moved from cage to pit-fight. They were not bred for positive, social traits but solely for surviving and winning brutal, hours-long fights.
‘The American Bully was intensively bred from these fighting dogs, and inbred for size and strength. This has instilled in them a hair-trigger response and a desire to attack and to kill.
‘Once an attack has started, whether it be another dog, a sheep, horse or a child, an American Bully will not stop. That is why victims have had to be identified through scraps of clothing.’
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