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Ontario wide pit bull ban news release!!

October 14th, 2004, 07:49 PM
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Ontario to announce ban on pit bulls News Staff

Ontario's Attorney General Michael Bryant is expected to announce Friday a plan to ban pit bulls in the province, CFTO News has learned.

The ban is expected to prevent anyone who doesn't already own a pit bull from bringing one into Ontario, according to the CFTO report.

Current pit bull owners won't have to hand over their dogs, but they will face restrictions, possibly including:

Using leashes and muzzles on pit bulls in public places
A complete ban of pit bulls from public parks
Stiff fines and even jail time if the pit bull attacks or harms someone
Bryant once described pit bulls as "an assault weapon on four legs." He has been holding consultations with victims of pit bull attacks, as well as pit bull owners, and police, following a series of attacks in Ontario.

Municipalities already have the option of banning pit bulls under the Ontario Municipal Act. Kitchener has done just that. The city's bylaw says anyone who has acquired a pit bull since April 7, 1997 and has not removed it from the city faces a fine of up to $5,000.

Saskatchewan is the only province to pass "dangerous-dog" legislation with penalties that include fines of up to $10,000 or six months in jail or both.

Pit bulls are not a specific breed, but include Staffordshire terriers, sometimes called "Staffs," American pit bull terriers, and mixes.

Some say the dogs have long been bred as attack dogs and their aggression is in their genes.

October 15th, 2004, 01:00 AM
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