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Public Statement from the DLCC

October 16th, 2004, 09:02 PM
***permission to crosspost***

Public Statement

Dog Legislation Council of Canada

October 16, 2004

"The Dog Legislation Council of Canada was blind-sided yesterday as
Ontario Attorney General Michael Bryant announced that he is
proposing a private bill to ban American Pit Bull Terriers in the
province. What surprised the DLCC most was that we have been trying
for months to present credible, current information on effective dog
bylaws and Bryant has refused to include us in this process. The
DLCC is a nation-wide organization that works with legislators by
sharing an exhaustive body of information on the subject of creating
dog bylaws that address issues such as community safety. If the AG
has created a credible report based on facts, not sensationalism
that draws headlines, it is being concealed from the DLCC and the
public at large. Our organization questions the motives behind
Bryant's decision. It appears this decision was reached without
input from the public, recognized canine organizations, veterinary
organizations, canine experts, health authorities, Statistics Canada
or even law enforcement. The public is also being kept in the dark
about the onerous financial implications of this decision that fails
to realistically address the issue of dangerous dogs. Promoting fear
through legislation based on lineage is, in our opinion, un-
Canadian, but it successfully makes headlines."

October 16th, 2004, 10:58 PM
on radio, & in Nat. Post story today -first section)

3 Rescues have also confirmed no consultation, & no return of messages left for him except -form letter'.

And in announcing on Friday that he will consult with OSPCA on removing dogs to others provinces, & other policy etc., it sounds like he hasn't had anything to say to them either.

So who did he consult with? :confused:

October 18th, 2004, 05:01 PM
You should sned that out to multiple media organizations. Im sure it already has but I haven't seen it. Its worth the try.

October 18th, 2004, 05:19 PM
I sent these to Media TV and Breakfast TV these are the type of programs that are not afraid to view a different opinion. And Citypulse

October 18th, 2004, 06:38 PM
ok i dont know who this bryant bloke is but im assuming he is a politician and to me it sounds like he needs to be PTS himself or taken down the back paddock for a bullet btw the eyes. :evil: