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How Kitchener, Ont. defines a pit bull

lezzpezz
October 14th, 2004, 12:34 PM
In one of our local rags here in London, ON., there are several articles published today regarding breed banning, muzzle laws etc., as in Nov.2004, our city council has the dubious task of drafting new possible breed ban/dangerous dog bylaws. As expected, there are many for and against a variety of issues here. Should be interesting and I will keep those of you interested abreast of the outcome of the issues.

One article outlines nicely the tools Kitchener Ontario used to define a pitbull. I thought you might be interested:

"According to the Kitchener bylay, a pit bull is defined as a dog of any age identifiable by the local humane society as any one of the followoing breeds or mixed breeds: Pit Bull terrier; American Pit BUll Terrier; Staffordshire Bull Terrier (unless registered with the American Pior Canadian Kennel Club); and American Staffordshire Terrieer (unless registered with the American or Canadian Kennel Club)."
It continues: "Residents could, however, appeal the designation to a committee of local veterinarians, councillors and members of the KW Kennel Club."
Further: "We had 60 or 70 hearings, grouped into lots of 3 or 4 at a time. We wanted to make the process as convenient as possible.", according to city clerk Gary Sosnoski. He continues: " People geve evidence, had lawyers, swore an oath. We wanted to be as fair as possible."

And here are the top three breeds investigated by our illustrious Animal Control Centre for dog biting incidents in London in 2003:
Pit Bulls: 141
German Shepherds: 111;
Labradors: 44

41 Muzzle orders were issued in 2004 following 213 investigations.

mastifflover
October 14th, 2004, 12:38 PM
So why are labs and shepherds exempt. No offence to anyone but the bias is amazing looks like shepherds did their fair share of biting

lezzpezz
October 14th, 2004, 12:50 PM
You noticed that too, eh? In yet another article in the same paper, it says:
" And while pit bulls are grabbing the headlines - it is the most cited breed in incidents in London - the London bylaw may go much farther than simply banning a single breed." And then...." London politicians are going to take a long look not just at pit bulls but dangerous dogs of all breeds."

What does THAT mean???

Councillor Roger Caranci adds: " There are other dogs, other breeds to consider.....we also want to look at dog ownership, increased fines, muzzling." He also states the want and need for public imput, which I will be glad to add, for one!!

tyr
October 15th, 2004, 12:10 PM
What is this world coming to!!!!?????!!!!

What next? What gives the human species the right, not by natural demise, to illiminate other species? This whole thing is out of hand. Like we have all assumed....it starts with Pit Bulls and then....Shepherds? Labradors? We live in a mad, crazy, derranged World....complete whacko's! :mad: