Thursday, September 29, 2016

MONTREAL QUEBEC CANADA - THE CITY HAS ENACTED A NEW LAW BANNING THE ADOPTION AND PURCHASE OF NEW PIT BULLS AND REGULATIONS ON THOSE ALREADY THERE...AND...THEIR OWNERS MUST PASS A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK !!!

The city of Montreal has enacted a controversial new law banning the adoption and purchase of pit bulls while also requiring strict new regulations on the breed. If the requirements are not met, the dogs can be seized and euthanized.
The measure, which goes into effect Monday, comes in the wake of the death of a woman who was killed in attack in June by a dog described as a pit bull.
The breed-specific law requires that owners of American Staffordshire terriers, Staffordshire bull terriers and American pit bull terriers — as well as pit bull mixes and any dog with similar characteristics  — must apply for a special permit by the end of the year in order to keep the animal, according to the Montreal Gazette.
The dogs must also be sterilized, vaccinated for rabies, and microchipped and they will have to be muzzled while on the streets and be kept on a leash no longer than four feet. Additionally........http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/whats-now/sd-me-pit-bulls-banned-montreal-20160929-story.html

THEIR OWNERS MUST PROVE THEY DO NOT HAVE A CRIMINAL RECORD THAT INCLUDES VIOLENCE.


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wish them the best with this. The Montréal SPCA, who runs the city's shelter, threatened some time ago to withdraw their services if the city proceeded with the ban, and has already filed a legal challenge on the specific point of identification. I'm bracing myself for the carnage that will be visited on other communities when pit nutters start pre-emptively shipping them to other provinces.
—AMinYVR

Anonymous said...

It is amazing how swiftly a government can enact new laws concerning dangerous animals! I personally am sick of American communities caving to the pit bull advocates that care only for their breed of choice.

I have been pondering, if a pit bull is not properly raised, socialized, treated, or has the "wrong" owner, why is it acceptable that the pit bulls goes off to kill someone? Pit bull advocates believe that not all pit bulls are murderous, and should not be subjected to Breed Specific Legislation. Since not every pit bull kills a human being, that somehow erases the fact that in some circumstances, pit bulls do kill.

Pit bulls are a dangerous breed and should be treated as such. This is why BSL should be available in every community. There's no way to ensure that pit bull owners are responsible. In many cases, they are not. If they are forced to be held accountable for their pit bulls, then everyone else would be safer, and would have a recourse if the unthinkable happened.

It's been far too long that pit bull advocates have been getting away with owning murderous dogs. Murderous dogs have more rights, and more chances than average citizens. Hopefully, the tides will turn in favor of average citizens. To live our lives peacefully, and not in fear of pit bulls, and their overzealous owners.

Anonymous said...

I'd been wondering why the mayor, Denis Coderre, didn't even blink when the Montréal SPCA threatened to withdraw their services running the city's animal shelter if city council voted for the ban. Today I got my answer: Turns out the SPCA had only recently gotten the contract to run the shelter, and the group that used to run it has indicated that it would be happy to resume the job.

Pit fanatics have been raising money online to ship 40-60 pits from Montréal to Calgary, the city that loudly proclaims the success of its breed-neutral dog policy even while it has recorded the highest number of pit bull attacks of any Canadian city since 2005. If I was a Calgarian, I would be livid.
—AMinYVR