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TorontoSun BSL POLL, VOTE NOW

Brooster
March 1st, 2008, 05:56 PM
http://www.torontosun.com
Hurry, we're losing we need every vote, this will be published

Saradog
March 1st, 2008, 06:04 PM
Voted and crossposted.

Thanks for the heads-up, Brooster.

babyrocky1
March 1st, 2008, 09:07 PM
you guys beat me to it! Come on everyone.. please vote!

Frenchy
March 1st, 2008, 09:40 PM
you guys beat me to it! Come on everyone.. please vote!

Done :thumbs up

rainbow
March 1st, 2008, 10:33 PM
Done. So far, it's 51% NO and 49% YES.

C'mon everyone....VOTE !!!

krdahmer
March 1st, 2008, 11:10 PM
I voted too, still 51, 49... I hope everyone sees it... maybe post it in the gen forum and the tjt too to make sure?

rainbow
March 1st, 2008, 11:14 PM
I just posted the link to this thread in the TJT.

Frenchy
March 1st, 2008, 11:17 PM
:sad: I tried to vote a second time but it won't let me :yell:

rainbow
March 1st, 2008, 11:21 PM
I know....I did too. :o

krdahmer
March 1st, 2008, 11:40 PM
me three! :o

rainbow
March 1st, 2008, 11:45 PM
It's now 53% NO and 47% YES :thumbs up

growler~GateKeeper
March 2nd, 2008, 12:09 AM
I just voted results = 47% yes, 53% no

hazelrunpack
March 2nd, 2008, 12:49 AM
I tried but I can't download anything past the Sun banner and the sexapaloosa banner ad above it. :rolleyes:

But I tried. :sad: :sorry:

rainbow
March 2nd, 2008, 12:53 AM
I think the voting ended at midnight EST. :shrug:

rainbow
March 2nd, 2008, 12:56 AM
Oooops....maybe the voting hasn't ended as they've changed the date at the top to Sunday March 2/08. :o

Brooster
March 2nd, 2008, 01:06 AM
we're at 54 to 46.
woke the daughter up to vote, if this thing goes till later to day we need to get everybody we know to kindly jump on our band waggon.:candle:

hazelrunpack
March 2nd, 2008, 01:17 AM
Are you sure it's still open for voting? Cuz now I can't even get the banners. :shrug:

rainbow
March 2nd, 2008, 01:21 AM
It's still there Hazel and now the results are NO 55% and YES 45% :thumbs up

hazelrunpack
March 2nd, 2008, 01:23 AM
Must be the phone lines again, then. :frustrated:

But at least the vote is going well! :thumbs up

Love4himies
March 2nd, 2008, 07:37 AM
Still active, 54 no 46 yes.

Brooster
March 2nd, 2008, 08:29 AM
Now 50/50 and there's a non -complimentary article in the Sun
C'm on folks, what can we do

chico2
March 2nd, 2008, 08:46 AM
Over 700 dogs have been killed since BSL:yell:before this,I've never heard of AC in Toronto,makes you wonder if killing Pit-Bulls,is their main objective:confused:

Shabby
March 2nd, 2008, 09:16 AM
Okay, done!!!! :thumbs up:thumbs up

Brooster
March 2nd, 2008, 09:30 AM
We're getting close to the end and we're losing 48/52.
Phone your friends/siblings/co-workers etc., whoever can give us support.
It's a small battle in a huge conflict, a win would be awesome.:yell:

Shabby
March 2nd, 2008, 09:43 AM
We're getting close to the end and we're losing 48/52.
Phone your friends/siblings/co-workers etc., whoever can give us support.
It's a small battle in a huge conflict, a win would be awesome.:yell:

I can't believe you just said that! I just hung up my cell phone from calling 8 other people and they've promised to vote.

Cheers!:thumbs up

BMDLuver
March 2nd, 2008, 09:48 AM
Still the same odds.:sad:

Dorothea
March 2nd, 2008, 10:04 AM
Too bad we can't vote more than once!:cry:

Kashi
March 2nd, 2008, 10:16 AM
Do you agree with Ontario's ban on pit bulls?
Yes 52%
No 48%

Total Votes for this Question: 4131

hazelrunpack
March 2nd, 2008, 10:49 AM
I finally managed to vote :thumbs up

Please check your PMs--I just sent those of you logged on as I type this an urgent message.

meg4050
March 2nd, 2008, 11:30 AM
Anyone that has Mozilla and Internet Explorer can vote twice!

hazelrunpack
March 2nd, 2008, 11:42 AM
The totals keep going up but the percentages aren't changing! :yell: Keep voting!

hazelrunpack
March 2nd, 2008, 11:51 AM
51 to 49 now!!!! Keep voting!

wdawson
March 2nd, 2008, 11:51 AM
its changing....49-51

hazelrunpack
March 2nd, 2008, 12:12 PM
50 - 50 now! We're catching up!!! :highfive: Let's put it away! :thumbs up

Tommysmom
March 2nd, 2008, 12:17 PM
Anyone that has Mozilla and Internet Explorer can vote twice!

hehehe... thanks for the tip! I have both of those on 2 home computers and 1 at work:cool:.

wdawson
March 2nd, 2008, 12:31 PM
51....49....for us:D

hazelrunpack
March 2nd, 2008, 12:31 PM
We're ahead 51 - 49 now... :highfive: Keep up the good work!

TM, check your PM. :D

hazelrunpack
March 2nd, 2008, 12:34 PM
urmmmm....:o...does anyone know how long this poll is going to run for?

wdawson
March 2nd, 2008, 12:48 PM
52...48.....:d

hazelrunpack
March 2nd, 2008, 12:53 PM
WooooHooooo! :highfive:

growler~GateKeeper
March 2nd, 2008, 01:06 PM
You don't need to keep opening & closing the browser windows - aslong as you delete cookies & go to another site, then go to the torontosun page, it works :D I've got 4 windows open for voting ;) plus one for pets.ca :D

wdawson
March 2nd, 2008, 01:13 PM
you dont even need to visit another site.....just hit refresh every so often:D

growler~GateKeeper
March 2nd, 2008, 01:14 PM
That didn't work for me :shrug:

nevermind it does :D


47%......53% :highfive:

rainbow
March 2nd, 2008, 01:15 PM
I've been doing that and the vote counts are going up but the percentages stay the same. :shrug:

rainbow
March 2nd, 2008, 01:16 PM
Votes 5842
YES 48%
NO 52%

rainbow
March 2nd, 2008, 01:18 PM
It just changed...
Votes 5858
YES 47%
NO 53%

:thumbs up

growler~GateKeeper
March 2nd, 2008, 01:24 PM
I've been doing that and the vote counts are going up but the percentages stay the same. :shrug:

probably people on the other side of the vote have caught on & are doing the same :evil:

babyrocky1
March 2nd, 2008, 01:26 PM
If you go to the story and then theres a "related story" link about Doggys on Death Row..., they interviewed Vi and myself although.. it can't be coming across too well with the poll results being what they are... ahhh, we tried!

meg4050
March 2nd, 2008, 01:29 PM
probably people on the other side of the vote have caught on & are doing the same :evil:

THat's what I was thinking...

babyrocky1
March 2nd, 2008, 01:37 PM
http://www.torontosun.com/News/TorontoAndGTA/2008/03/02/4887416-sun.html
I don't know if this will work or not.

wdawson
March 2nd, 2008, 01:37 PM
54...46 for us

wdawson
March 2nd, 2008, 01:39 PM
i posted it in the newspaper thread this morning

wdawson
March 2nd, 2008, 01:40 PM
It just changed...
Votes 5858
YES 47%
NO 53%

:thumbs up


the % seems to change every 1000 posts:shrug:

rainbow
March 2nd, 2008, 01:45 PM
the % seems to change every 1000 posts:shrug:

I guess that makes sense. Back to voting....

rainbow
March 2nd, 2008, 02:18 PM
It's now NO 55% and YES 45% :thumbs up

Keep voting !!!

wdawson
March 2nd, 2008, 02:20 PM
:thumbs up.....i am

hazelrunpack
March 2nd, 2008, 02:21 PM
Yes!!! :highfive:

wdawson
March 2nd, 2008, 02:50 PM
56-44 for us :thumbs up

hazelrunpack
March 2nd, 2008, 02:52 PM
I see! I see! Good work! :thumbs up

rainbow
March 2nd, 2008, 03:04 PM
:thumbs up

rainbow
March 2nd, 2008, 03:10 PM
We have a new member.....WELCOME dogingbsl :thumbs up

Here's the link...

http://www.torontosun.com/

hazelrunpack
March 2nd, 2008, 03:35 PM
57% - 43% now... :D

rainbow
March 2nd, 2008, 03:36 PM
It's 43% YES and 57% NO :thumbs up

wdawson
March 2nd, 2008, 03:41 PM
wonder how that happened:D:laughing:

rainbow
March 2nd, 2008, 03:45 PM
Geeze, I dunno, but I gotta go for a bit. :sad:

Back later....:D


:fingerscr :goodvibes:

Brooster
March 2nd, 2008, 04:18 PM
4:17pm, 58-42 for the good folks, when's this thing going to end? :rolleyes:

hazelrunpack
March 2nd, 2008, 04:35 PM
The archived polls are interesting--this one may set a record in number of responses for them. :D

Looks like last weekend there were 3 polls listed for the 23rd and one for the 24th?? So who knows when this one is going to end... Maybe they left it up longer because they saw they were actually getting hits? :o

chico2
March 2nd, 2008, 04:42 PM
Hazel,I think with the unjust murdering of Munchie or little Rambos eventual killing,maybe people are having second thoughts,people who were for BSL before.
I just wish polls like this would have a real impact:pray:

hazelrunpack
March 2nd, 2008, 04:44 PM
I hope that if they get huge responses, they'll mention it and maybe run some more educational articles on the truth about pitties! :fingerscr So maybe it will help make a difference...

onster
March 2nd, 2008, 04:56 PM
does it end tonight??

Is it just me, or do the numbers stay the same even after voting sometimes?

hazelrunpack
March 2nd, 2008, 05:02 PM
hmmmm...they changed when I voted. So I don't know...

Most of their polls only run one day, so it seems like it should have ended last night? :shrug:

So I don't know, there, either... :o

hazelrunpack
March 2nd, 2008, 05:05 PM
Looks like it's over--the poll question just changed...:thumbs up

onster
March 2nd, 2008, 05:05 PM
ya they changed when i voted most of the time..but sometimes not. Just wanted to make sure that there are actually being counted as multiple votes....

hazelrunpack
March 2nd, 2008, 05:07 PM
Final results: 58% No (disagreed with ban) 42% Yes

Good job everyone! :highfive:

growler~GateKeeper
March 2nd, 2008, 05:10 PM
:highfive: Good Job Everyone :highfive:

Colubridz
March 2nd, 2008, 05:12 PM
Woohoo look what were up to



Yes 42%
No 58%

meg4050
March 2nd, 2008, 05:12 PM
WOO HOO!!!! :highfive::grouphug:

onster
March 2nd, 2008, 05:12 PM
:D:highfive::D

Brooster
March 2nd, 2008, 05:43 PM
Lordy, a small but important battle won.
Everyone and their friends, loved ones who helped get this done deserves a pat on the back.
Cheers to all four thousand three hundred and seventy three dog lovers

rainbow
March 2nd, 2008, 07:11 PM
WOO HOO :highfive:

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Brooster, let us know if there are any articles in the news regarding the vote outcome. I'm hoping the number of replies will encourage them to say something. :fingerscr

Dorothea
March 2nd, 2008, 08:17 PM
We all helped- thanks for telling me how to make more votes:thumbs up
Dorothea, Lisa and many fur friends

babyrocky1
March 2nd, 2008, 09:41 PM
Some call it doggy death row.

Hundreds of pit bulls and pit bull breed dogs have been confiscated by animal control officers in Toronto and across the province under Ontario's pit bull ban and are waiting in cages to be euthanized.

Some dogs with good temperaments will be "rescued" by animal groups and even pounds themselves to be shipped to other Canadian provinces and the U.S.

Others are secreted, through a kind of doggy underground railroad, in the backs of cars and vans to safe haven in another jurisdiction.

The Pit Bull Co-op, a group of dog lovers who banded together in the wake of Ontario's Bill 132, support responsible ownership and work with owners and rescue groups to find homes for dogs permitted under the legislation and those that are banned.

"We post their dogs on our website," Violet Madej, a founder of the co-op, told the Sunday Sun. "When puppies are born, a lot of people because their dogs are illegal have no choice but to get their dog out of the province."

One ad on the website is for "Monkey," a pit bull mix puppy that needs a home outside Toronto.

"Monkey is a sweet little monkey bum," the ad states. "He likes to make you laugh and he's very curious. Good combination. Consider adding this muffin to your home today."

The Pit Bull Co-Op, and groups such as the Pit Bull Project and Bullies in Need, get calls every week, Madej said, from owners who are hiding from the law and often desperate.

Ontario's law hasn't done much to target breeders and owners who choose to raise vicious dogs, for fighting and other uses, she said.

"They were abusing the law before and these people are still abusing the law," Madej said. "I see pit bull puppies everywhere and I know they're illegal."

OWNERS DON'T FIGHT

Debbie Black, the other co-op founder, said pit bull advocates are fighting the law but added responsible owners often don't fight back when animal control officers seize dogs suspected of being banned.

About 20 protesters showed up outside a Mississauga court Friday calling for the release of Rambo, a pit bull mixed breed who has been impounded since Christmas Day by the City of Mississauga under a 2005 law that bans pit bulls and "substantially similar" dogs in the province.

More often, owners don't resort to court.

"The fact is most people can't afford to stick up for their rights or pay a $10,000 fine," Black said.

"We abide by the law, as much as we despise it because we don't want to see any dogs confiscated and sent to doggy death row," Black said.

Rescue groups, humane society officials and municipal animal control officials test dogs that have been confiscated and deem some to be acceptable for adoption.

If there's doubt, the dogs are euthanized.

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which has always been against the province's pit bull ban, admitted 98 pit bulls in their 20 branches across the province last year.

Of those, 66 were euthanized but only 38 were killed specifically because of the 2005 pit

babyrocky1
March 2nd, 2008, 09:53 PM
You guys are all amazing.. it was sooo upsetting to have that article which we thought would be positive come out and THEN have the poll going towards the ban...!

Thanks Pets.ca once again.... for showing what a really great group of people can do for one another and their "bullies" ofcourse!

After all Jasmine is still the reigning Pet Idol thanks to this lot!:crazy::grouphug::grouphug::grouphug::pawprint ::highfive:

wdawson
March 2nd, 2008, 10:10 PM
just sucks that we have to resort to band together for a stupid poll.......:rolleyes:

Brooster
March 2nd, 2008, 10:15 PM
Ok, now we need to see how many of us can plan to show up for Rambo's March 14 court date.
I've mentioned it to Connie, it would be great to show the judge how Shasta got her certification. Hope she can make it. :fingerscr

wdawson
March 2nd, 2008, 10:17 PM
the toronto sun will never publish the results.....they are to liberal....pitbull stories however sell papers....the more negative the better.

hazelrunpack
March 2nd, 2008, 10:20 PM
Ok, now we need to see how many of us can plan to show up for Rambo's March 14 court date.


Wish I could. :sad:

babyrocky1
March 2nd, 2008, 10:23 PM
Is anyone driving from downtown that I could hitch a ride with...???

meg4050
March 2nd, 2008, 10:26 PM
Is it TTC-able from downtown?

wdawson
March 2nd, 2008, 10:27 PM
Is it TTC-able from downtown?


:laughing:...if its on time

babyrocky1
March 2nd, 2008, 10:28 PM
the toronto sun will never publish the results.....they are to liberal....pitbull stories however sell papers....the more negative the better.
I know, its hard to know if we should even give them attention or not.
If you remember that whole Peter "Worthnothing" ordeal, it seemed like he was ticking us off just so we would write him and continue to get them readers...:wall:

wdawson
March 2nd, 2008, 10:32 PM
I know, its hard to know if we should even give them attention or not.
If you remember that whole Peter "Worthnothing" ordeal, it seemed like he was ticking us off just so we would write him and continue to get them readers...:wall:


oh i remember....i still have the letter i wrote....what a jack a**

wdawson
March 2nd, 2008, 10:37 PM
here is an artical i came across.
http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=2093

babyrocky1
March 2nd, 2008, 11:00 PM
great article W!

babyrocky1
March 2nd, 2008, 11:05 PM
Is it TTC-able from downtown?
Its probably ttc, then Mississauga Transit but that could take forever, especially if you don't know Mississauga, and I don't!
I also don't want to be too far away from my daughter cuz she is due to deliver... supposed to be March 28th but the baby was seven lbs.. last wk!

krdahmer
March 3rd, 2008, 02:48 PM
That's a great article W! And I really hope they do publish those results... although I have a strong feeling those aren't the results they were hoping for. I think it's high time the media start showing both sides of the story!

wdawson
March 3rd, 2008, 07:56 PM
they published the results in todays paper

54no
46yes

:rolleyes:

yet online its

58no
42yes......:rolleyes: