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- Group makes noise about pit bull ban
Train, contain and socialize.
"If you're doing these three things, you're a responsible dog owner," said Lori Gray, chair of events with the Dog Legislation Council of Canada (DLCC).
The DLCC, which had a booth at ODAS Park during the Barrie Kennel and Obedience Club's annual dog show on the weekend, is making noise about the breed-specific portion of the Dog Owner's Liability Act, which targets the American Staffordshire terrier, American pit bull terrier and the Staffordshire bull terrier -- the breeds commonly referred to as pit bulls, which have been banned in Ontario since 2005.
Combined, there are less than 1,000 of those dogs in the province, Gray explained.
"To ban a breed where there are only 30 in the province is just ridiculous," she said. "Why aren't we going after the owners?"
- Best Friends Animal Society Supports Hershey's Bill
Member of Parliament Cheri DiNovo introduced a private members bill to repeal the breed discriminatory portions of the Dog Owner's Liability Act, Monday, May 10, 2010. Bill 60 aims to remove the portion of the Dog Owner's Liability Act that single out and prohibit ownership of "pit bull" type dogs in Ontario.
Best Friends encourages Ontario residents to contact your Member of Parliament to encourage support for Bill 60.
A recent study commissioned by the Toronto, ON Humane Society, shows the ineffectiveness of the breed discriminatory legislation in Ontario.
- Sun TV Online interview wth Cheri DiNovo
NDP MPP Cheri DiNovo joins Canoe Live's Jacqui Delaney to discuss why she's presenting a private member's bill to banish the pitbull breed ban that was introduced in 2005.
- The Origin of the new bill name "Hersey's Law"
Every day thousands of dogs assist people as therapy dogs. Many visit senior citizen homes and give residents something to look forward to each week. They literally wait for the moment a therapy dog walks through that door so they an lavish attention and praise on them.
Pit Bulls serve as outstanding therapy dogs. The following story is one example of their remarkable diversity.
Today I'd like to share the story of Hershey with you. Hershey is a therapy dog in Ontario, Canada. Since I don't know Hershey personally I'll let her owner, Jennifer Waite tell you her wonderful story.
- NDP barking at pit bull law - Party claims no fewer attacks, more dogs euthanized
Ontario MPP Cheri DiNovo is offering a very faint hope clause for the province's banned pit bulls.
The NDP MPP introduced a bill Monday that would overturn the portion of the Ontario Liberal government's dog legislation that targets the breed.
While the bill won't come up for second reading until next year and private member's bills rarely get passed, DiNovo said the pressure is building in the province to follow the path of other jurisdictions that have eliminated breed specific bans.
"The Facebook site out there - the last time I checked there were 85,000 hits ... so there's huge support," DiNovo said. " Of all the issues that we've dealt with this term, I've had more e-mails and so has every other MPP on this issue than any other."