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Champ Put Down

Champ – the American pitbull that lives on the Island has been destroyed.

The Department of Agriculture claims that he is an illegal breed.

Since June the Department explored a number of options for the dog’s future, including re-housing in the Republic of Ireland where it is legal to possess such a dog, but was unable to identify an appropriate long-term home.

A statement from DAFF says... In the circumstances, the Department concluded that the most appropriate action to take, in accordance with the law of the Isle of Man, was to arrange for its humane destruction.

There was outcry and a number of rallies over the past months against the Governments decision to destroy the pet.

But he was put to sleep last night despite claims that Champs owner has successfully managed to relocate him to Ireland.

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