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.