This is Nazism against mans best friend. As the article states the reduction of dog attacks has not gone down.
There are many of these laws in the USA as well as the rest of the world. All have proven to not work.
The slogan is so true "BAN THE DEED NOT THE BREED"
We, the people need to help this group beat this law.The group has gotten it to the Supreme Court level but the government is delaying and trying to
financially break them as they know the law will be repealed.
Twice the size of Texas.
Three times the size of Germany.
Five times the size of the United Kingdom.
Home to a breed-specific legislative ban covering the largest geo-political area in the world.
A ban that discriminates not by action or deed, but by physical appearance.
A ban that targets not only "pitbulls", American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers and
Staffordshire Bull Terriers", but haunts *ANY* pure-or-crossbred canine bearing a substantial physical
resemblance to one of the aforementioned. The 2004 brainchild of the province's Attorney General,
Michael Bryant, the now-infamous Bill 132 was conceived as a vote-grabbing safety measure; a poorly
designed and ill-appointed law geared to target the public's visceral fear of dog attacks. Implemented in
August of 2005, retribution against innocent canines and their owners was swift.
Walking your pet without a muzzle now means risking seizure without warrant. Visitors and residents
alike travelling without certified documentation face the spectre of breed (mis)-identification looming
around every corner.
Pets showing natural protective tendencies within the boundaries of their home turf may now be turned
in on the suspicion of being 'menacing'. This last is particularly frightening; simple barking at passersby
can be interpreted as 'threatening behaviour' by control officers with no training in either animal
behaviour or breed identification. Failure to pass muster on any of the above can and will result in a oneway
trip to the official's choice of humane society, pound or research facility. There are few second
This ban has raised both the conscience and ire of dog lovers from British Columbia to Prince Edward
Island . It's not just a 'pit-bull' issue. It's a Rottweiler issue, a Doberman issue. It's about Boxers and
Bullmastiffs, Bull Terriers, Neapolitan Mastiffs and Boston Terriers, Great Danes and Vizslas... are you
surprised? These are but a handful of breeds that have come under scrutiny and endured public censure
following the implementation and subsequent over-broad interpretation of A.G. Bryant's Bill.
From the beginning, concerned groups and individuals questioned the feasibility of a legal challenge - a
challenge directed at the violation of constitutional rights, yet still allowing for the punishment of those
who willfully put animals and people in harm's way. Prominent trial and constitutional lawyer Clayton
Ruby was immediately retained.
With the help of the American Staffordshire Terrier Club of Canada, the Golden Horseshoe American Pit
Bull Terrier Club, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of Canada and Advocates for the Underdog, a
coalition was formed including the Dog Legislation Council of Canada and aptly named "Banned-Aid".
This group was to play a prominent role in the ensuing months, bringing the plight of Ontario's dogs to
those who otherwise might never have considered the gravity of the situation. Their determination paid
off; the spring of 2006 saw a trial date set, and on May 15th, 16th and 18th, Justice T. Herman heard final
arguments from both sides in Ontario's Superior Court.
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The battle, however, is not quite over. Government-initiated delays have resulted in the near-doubling of
our legal fees, which have long passed initial "guesstimates" and are closing in on the 1/2 million mark. In
this we are running out of time. Generous time allowances by Clayton Ruby's offices have merely slowed
the inevitable, that being we *MUST* come up with $ 100,000 in two weeks' time for this case to continue.
The importance of being present to rebut this new motion cannot be overestimated. Lacking an opposing
legal presence gives government lawyers carte blanche while countering from our side greatly increases
the chances of any further introductions being struck down as frivolous. Ruby strongly believes this
attempt to be a last-gasp 'smoke screen' effort by our opposition, carefully orchestrated to bring us to our
financial knees. We cannot let this happen. If we have come this far, it is in large part due to the faith of our
members, friends and allies - individuals who possess the same gritty determination hallmarking the breeds
this Bill seeks to eliminate forever.
We are so very, very close. For the latest updates and news briefs, we urge you to visit the Dog
Legislation Council of Canada website at:
If you believe - as we do - that victory is a mere leash-length away, then please help by donating to the
Ontario Legal Challenge of Bill 132 through the following agents:
Banned-Aid Coalition - www.BannedAid.com
The 3rd link is from Denver CO Amazing story!
(visit the link for the full news article)