An XL Bully “activist” who advocated for the breed was abused by one of the dogs the owner set on him.
Ben Cźyżyk, 38, was out with his family in Wolverhampton, West Mids, on Friday evening when he ordered a thug to put his dog on a lead.
Within seconds, the beast received the order to attack, injuring Ben’s ankle before the owner threw him to the ground.
Ben remembered the horror at 10 p.m., he said MainOnline: “I think I got in a few defensive shots, but I was no match for an XL Bully and his vicious owner.”
Ben was kicked and punched to the ground by his attacker when the dog impaled his leg in Tettenhall, west of the town.
Police were called, but the owner and dog had already fled the scene by the time they arrived, Ben said.
The father of three suffered twelve fractures in one eye socket, puncture wounds and deep bruises after the brutal injury.
It came just nine days after Ben posted a picture of an XL bully on social media and said: “Any breed can be taught to be aggressive.”
“It’s time we stop blaming the wrong end of the leash.”
This comes as Rishi Sunak promised last week to ban the XL Bully by the end of the year.
He said the beast, a cross between an American pit bull and a U.S. staffy, would be banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act.
The Prime Minister said the animal was “a danger to our communities” after a spate of horror attacks that left a man dead and an 11-year-old girl seriously injured.
But his comments sparked strong backlash from lovers of the breed. A petition calling for action against owners, not the dog, received over 572,000 signatures.
And on Saturday hundreds marched on Westminster to protest against the impending ban.