Councillor Brown said he was pleased the Council had backed his motion.
“The recent case of Hank brought to light this legislation. There is a clear need to remove breed specific legislation – entire breeds should not be condemned without any thought as to the actions or temperament of the individual dog in question.
“It is disgraceful that a dog who is no threat to the public could potentially be put to sleep because of an outdated law. There is a growing opposition to such legislation and I am delighted the Council have voiced their support to my motion.
“I hope Minister Michelle McIlveen now takes on board the Council’s vote on this issue and it encourages her to look at breed specific legislation as soon as possible so we can stop repeats of cases such as Hank’s in future.”