Welcome to the official website for Bring Dog to Britain, the campaign to bring Dog the Bounty Hunter to the UK.
Why does this campaign exist?
A couple of years ago, Dog & Beth (Dog’s wife) applied for visas to come to the UK. The world’s most renowned bounty hunter wants to visit the UK to meet with law makers to tackle the rise in crime across the country, with an aim to introduce new legislation to protect the public.
He also wants to have the opportunity to pass on his ideas on teaching citizens how to defend themselves with non-lethal weapons, controlling the growing numbers of juvenile gangs, and the importance of neighborhood watch groups.
Through his seminars and speaking engagements, Dog has a lifetime of experiences he wants to share with the people of the UK.
He has been refused entry to the UK because of a criminal conviction which dates back to the late 1970s.
He was 23 in Pampa, Texas, in 1976 when he was in a car outside a house where a friend had gone inside to buy marijuana, he explained. The friend got into an argument with the dealer and shot him.
“In Texas in the `70s, if you were present, you were just as guilty,” Chapman said. He and the others in the group were all found guilty of murder. Chapman was sentenced to five years in prison and was paroled after 18 months.
“I shouldn’t have went and I shouldn’t have been the person I was back then,” he said. But he’s frustrated that it’s keeping him from visiting his fans in the UK. “It feels terrible. I’m dumbfounded. I can’t believe it, after all these years, especially when we’ve been on television for the past nine years.”