Montreal’s new pit bull ban is being condemned by animal-rights activists across North America, with petitions against the policy garnering thousands of signatures and celebrities voicing their concern.
Others are threatening to boycott the city altogether until the ban is overturned.
“Make a commitment that you will not visit Montreal or contribute any money to their economy, until they repeal this ban,” reads the text of a New York-based petition against the ban.
“These are innocent dogs,” Amy Calmann, the New York resident who started the petition, told CBC Montreal’s Homerun. “They have done absolutely nothing and we want the mayor to understand how serious we are, that the U.S. is standing by Montreal.”
“We are there to do whatever we can to help.”
Another petition, supported by organizations across Canada, has collected more than 150,000 signatures.
“As long as you have breed-specific language in your laws, we will boycott the city of Montreal,” that petition reads.
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The contest to determine the best idea cost $170,000, and Kanva will get $800,000 for its concept. [Cool contest budget, where’d it come from? Also, actual image from the judging.]
The inflatable structures, and the cost to move them, is estimated at $2.8 million – for a total cost of $3.8 million. [Cute estimate.]
City officials say the inflatables will be used to cover Ste. Catherine St. – which will be off limits to vehicles– starting in late 2017. [Cars will have to take the streets that are open to traffic like… we’ll get back to you.]
The last estimate, in 2015, called for construction to finish by 2019 and cost $95 million as decrepit sewers and water mains are replaced, and other problems under the commercial artery are repaired. [Merely prioties.]
Montreal wants to embed tubes with liquid anti-freeze below the sidewalks, which will be heated electrically. [We can’t push some gravel in a hole but anti-freeze, yes, pourquoi pas? Why not put some anti-freeze dans le vin while you’re at it?]
Montreal is examining the possibility of having crews work 24 hours per day, 7 days a week on the project. [Construction holiday still on..?]
if you guys still think Canada is the perfect place to be
I just had the pleasure to listen to the most popular radio spend ten minutes where three people complained about an article read online, where an first-nation woman was asking people to stop wearing “indian costumes” at Halloween. (yeah they used “indian”)
We always dressed up like this when we were young! It’s part of our culture!
That little girl is losing her time, she needs attention. There are much more productive ways to get attention.
When I dress up as an “indian” I don’t see it as an insult.
Discussions like this only divide people. We should work at uniting First Nations and Canadians.
2 years ago at Coachella they asked us to stop wearing the feathers, it was completely unfair.
They don’t want us to dress up for Halloween, but they still wear the feathered hat when their big chefs meet important people!
And so much more, so much disdain towards the woman who wrote the article, so much white privilege, so little respect. I am angry and nauseated.
(Source: CKOI 96,9, Thursday September 22, around 4h30pm)