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Green Party's Position on the Onatrio Pitbull Ban

October 1st, 2007, 11:34 PM
*CROSSPOST from another forum*

I emailed my green party candidate yester day asking where her party stands on Bill 132. Here is her response.

Dear Ms. Henry,

The GPO would repeal the Dog Owner's Liability Act (DOLA), which contains breed-specific legislation aimed at "pit bulls" or "pit bull type dogs."

The Green Party does not support breed-specific legislation, but rather promotes responsible dog ownership by cracking down on bad dog owners, not "bad" breeds. We recognize the risk that dogs can pose to our community members. Therefore we promote responsible dog ownership by:

Strictly enforcing dog registration laws, and requiring registered dogs to be spayed or neutered (providing exemptions for registered show and breeding dogs)
Enforcing existing laws on puppy mills and backyard breeders
Create new legislation banning humans from chaining dogs up unsupervised, or teasing restrained or enclosed dogs, with penalties including fines and imprisonment
Thank you for your interest in this issue.
Karolyne Pickett

Karolyne Pickett
Candidate- parti vert de l'Ontario/ Green Party of Ontario

October 2nd, 2007, 05:55 PM
Thank you, I've been looking for that information.