Danish Lawmaker: Kill All Mutts

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 22, 2009 11:40 AM CDT
A Danish lawmaker doesn't want any mongrels in his country.   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – A rash of attacks by aggressive dogs in Denmark has lawmakers considering a ban on breeds such as pit bulls and mastiffs. But one member of parliament—a veterinarian, no less—has raised a stink by proposing a far more radical solution, reports the Economist. He wants to kill all mongrels and require that future pups be sanctioned by the national stud book. It's the only way to remove aggressive traits from the gene pool, he argues.

“We will surely see lots of press photos of sweet little puppies being put down but we must be determined,” says MP Flemming Moller.