There are growing calls in South Africa for pit bulldogs to be banned as domestic pets after an eight-year-old boy was reportedly mauled to death.
South Africa has one of the highest incidents of deaths related to dog attacks in the world relative to its population, according to reports.
In October, a 10-year-old boy was mauled to death by two pit bulls owned by the family.
More than 50,000 people have signed an online petition for the government to ban pit bulls as domestic pets in South Africa.
The Sizwe Kupelo Foundation, who are behind the petition, said the push for a ban was “necessitated by the attacks which seem to continue unabated”.