January 16th, 2005, 09:23 AM
St.Leonard a city in Montreal North, wants a pitbull ban like Ontario-even though there has NEVER been any reports of a pitbull attack in St.Leonard. (Gazette Jan 12th,"St.Leonard borough eyes pitbull ban")Pierre Barontti, the Director of The SPCA Montreal wrote a letter to the Editor of the Gazette on January 15th saying that other dogs could cause more damage to humans than a pitbull, if tranined to be aggressive or to attack American Bull dog, Neapolitan Mastiff, Akitas to name a few. Again, the problem is not the dog breed, but the way dog has been trained. If St.Leonarad were to pass a bylaw banning schools that train dogs to be aggressive, banning ownership of any dog to be aggressive, and banning car-lot owners from renting aggressive dogs, that would benfit thousands of kids bitten annually by dogs other than pitbulls.