“City councillors in Montreal just signed a death warrant for thousands of dogs in the Canadian city.
At a council meeting on Tuesday afternoon, legislators voted in 37 to 23 favor of breed-specific legislation, effectively outlawing any dog that resembles a pit bull — unless owners meet a strict set of conditions.
“For dogs that don’t have an ‘owner’ on the day of the passing of the legislation, the way the legislation is drafted, the dogs have to be euthanized,” Alanna Devine, of the Montreal SPCA, told The Dodo last week.”
Please sign the petition, write to the mayor, DO SOMETHING. Pit bulls have done nothing wrong except to be what they are!!
I feel like it’s a good time to remind everyone that an aggressive dog (ANY kind of aggression) does not equal a bad dog, nor does it equal a bad owner. As long as it’s managed properly, the dog (and everyone around it) can live happy and safe lives.
I just read this article about banning pitbulls in Montreal, Canada. And my heart sunk. 💔 they DON’T deserve this. I’m so angry. I want to hug every single of them. Poor babies. So nonsense and shameful. I thought Canada was a smart country. PLEASE WE NEED TO HELP THEM. TO ALL MY FOLLOWERS PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION TO SAVE THESE LITTLE SOULS.
You don’t need to compare breed banning to the Holocaust to make your point, kids. It’s a pretty irresponsible and horrible decision, on its own. And, truly, if you want to talk about discrimination, consider
which (human) groups are being targeted by this ban
the scary dog owner who has to be conjured to get any public/political support for it (apologies for the pun, but conversations around pitbulls are known for #dogwhistle racism and classism)
who has the power and resources to navigate what is truly a legal grey area surrounding this ban – who can hire a lawyer and pay for a DNA test to save their family pet
who will be most affected by new fees, paperwork and monitoring
So, remember, Coderre doesn’t have to be Hitler to have made a terrible decision with gruesome consequences. He just has to be the kind of person who makes poor decisions that go against the recommendations of vets and animal welfare societies, including the SPCA, assuming he knows more than experts with actual experience and creating a climate in which people who keep happy, loved family pets are monitored more than puppy mills and animal abusers.
I’m just curious. What do you all think of the pitbull breed ban happening in Montreal? This is a trend that’s been building speed recently, and there are several counties, cities, states, and even countries that have banned this breed of dog.
Yesterday (September 27, 2016), Montreal’s city council officially passed a by-law targeting specific dog breeds (mostly pit bulls, but also bully-type breeds AND any dog that has pit bull-like features). This decision was poorly made and will without a doubt be poorly executed.
Montreal’s SPCA has already filed legal action against the city because such a law goes against Quebec’s animal welfare laws. In addition, they created this super informative site with facts on dog bites, why breed-specific legislations never work, and even suggestions on how to actually make everyone in a community feel safe.
Please take the time out of your day to sign the petition found on this website. Your support means the world to the SPCA and Montrealers who have pit bulls (myself included).