Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > General Forum for cats and dogs

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old July 4th, 2005, 11:37 PM
Derek & Jeter's Avatar
Derek & Jeter Derek & Jeter is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: TO near High Park
Posts: 45
Greetings All & Warning to Travellers to Ontario

Hello,

I was doing a search to find out if I should feed two baby racoons who tried to come in through the window. They looked absolutely 'anorexic' for lack of a better word. Still haven't decided what to do if I see them again. Anyway, I decided to name them - Derek and Jeter and then choose that as my username - even though I'm a devoted Blue Jay fan. During my search I happened on this site and learned about Puppy Mills and that City pounds in various areas give or sell foundlings to research companies. I'm not as well informed as I thought I was.

I went to www.biteback.com or .us after reading blueyedviolet's thread, but I guess she's not coming back. Hope she takes legal action and wish her success if she does.

I thought the post below from www.animalliberationfront.com could save a visitor to Ontario a lot of grief, but didn't know where to post it so here it is:

PROVINCE OF ONTARIO, CANADA - TOURISM ALERT

The province of Ontario, Canada is in the final
stage
of implementing
breed specific legislation. This coming law is
deliberately vague, and
will "ban" pit bull terriers, Staffordshire Bull
Terriers, American
Staffordshire Terriers, American Pit Bull
Terriers and
any dog
resembling those breeds - which could include
Labrador
retrievers,
Great Danes, Boxers, Rottweilers, Boston
Terriers, and
any other dog with
short hair and a large head.
To avoid the possibility of a tourist's dog being
seized and either
euthanized or sent to a research laboratory, the
Dog
Legislation
Council of Canada strongly recommends that all
tourists travelling with dogs? NOT visit Ontario.
When this law is enacted, tourists will not be
advised
of this "ban"
and? its requirements. Further, a municipality
may
pass by-laws no less
onerous than this coming law, which means that
travelling through
Ontario will require a tourist to research the
by-laws
in every
municipality on the route.
Seizure of a tourist's dog is probable, not just
possible.
Please warn your viewers that for the safety of
their
dogs - Do NOT
travel in Ontario.
Yours truly,
LeeAnn O'Reilly, RN, PBMH
President
Dog Legislation Council of Canada
E-mail:?
president@doglegislationcouncilcanada.org
http://www.doglegislationcouncilcanada.org
_________________
The creation of a thousand forests lies in one acorn... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Turn your sadness into anger, anger into energy, energy into organization, organize to save lives...Les

Ignorance is easier than education...Unknown
END OF QUOTE
Ciau
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old July 5th, 2005, 06:08 AM
Luba's Avatar
Luba Luba is offline
Sadie's Chefomatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 7,303
Quote:
Boston terriers

HA HA HA HA lmfho that is the biggest laugh I have had in a loooong time!
__________________
Cats only have nine lives because they stole them from dogs!Teehee
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old July 5th, 2005, 06:45 AM
twodogsandacat's Avatar
twodogsandacat twodogsandacat is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Niagara Region
Posts: 1,361
Quote:
Originally Posted by Luba
HA HA HA HA lmfho that is the biggest laugh I have had in a loooong time!
Really it's not that funny......imagine if you can a tourist heading home running into "Chuck" the employee of an outsourced company hired by some small municipality to enforce the DOLA - Chuck makes nine dollars an hour and has a book called "Simon & Schuster's guide to dogs" as his main reference, he received no additional training and is also responsible for enforcing a host of other bylaws such as parking. Chuck's 'partner' is a college student working a summer job. Joe doesn't like any dogs.

It is possible that a dog could be so ridiculously misidentified that it is seized. Now make it worse.........the tourist is from North Carolina and can not afford to take more time off of work to fight this thing in Ontario.

Let's see what happens and just how funny it really is. Remember in the UK the case that really showed how ridiculous BSL was involved a 'Great Dane' identified as a pit bull.
__________________
Don't blame me I voted NDP.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old July 5th, 2005, 08:15 AM
savannah savannah is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 118
Boston terriers are so tiny in comaprison to pit bulls. Would they think the boston is a pit bull puppy or something, cuz i just dont see how one can mistake a boston for a pit bull.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old July 5th, 2005, 11:02 AM
Safyre Safyre is offline
banned user
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: SW Ontario
Posts: 989
not all bostons are small ... there seems to be lines out there ... a larger boston, which stands about 20' and then the smaller bostons, about 14-15 inches at most.
there are some boston/pittie crosses on petfinder .. so you never know what is possible
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old July 5th, 2005, 01:07 PM
Luba's Avatar
Luba Luba is offline
Sadie's Chefomatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 7,303
The entire legislation is funny to me but that post was hillarious.
__________________
Cats only have nine lives because they stole them from dogs!Teehee
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old July 5th, 2005, 01:32 PM
Bearsmom's Avatar
Bearsmom Bearsmom is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Orangeville
Posts: 1,070
I still think that poodles should be banned. One darn near took my finger off last week. Hmmm....oh, yeah, and chihuahuas, one of those snarled at my dogs the other day....oh, yeah, and corgis, one of those snapped at my son last month.

This is so ridiculous....especially to read that my lab/mastiff/rotti mix and my mastiff/rotti mix puppy are considered "dangerous". What a hoot.
__________________
Whatever you are.....be a good one.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old July 5th, 2005, 01:34 PM
Bearsmom's Avatar
Bearsmom Bearsmom is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Orangeville
Posts: 1,070
Quote:
Originally Posted by Derek & Jeter

with short hair and a large head.
Uhoh, my hubby has short hair and a large head.....
__________________
Whatever you are.....be a good one.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old July 5th, 2005, 01:38 PM
Luba's Avatar
Luba Luba is offline
Sadie's Chefomatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 7,303
Poodles what about JRT's LMAO
I think I've been bitten 3x or more by one of those and my dogs been attacked by JRT's corgi and a chi LMHO
__________________
Cats only have nine lives because they stole them from dogs!Teehee
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old July 5th, 2005, 01:45 PM
Dog Dancer's Avatar
Dog Dancer Dog Dancer is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 6,516
My neighbours Maltese regularly attacks my Akita and Lab. Goes at them at the gate that divides the two properties and eggs them on. Sometimes they ignore him, but sometimes they have a good snarly fit back at him, but he's soooo much the instigator - all teeth that dumb dog! His owner keeps threatening to give him to my girls for dinner, but I say no because they could choke on a bone...
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old July 5th, 2005, 01:52 PM
Beaglemom's Avatar
Beaglemom Beaglemom is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Ontario
Posts: 865
I always said that if our late maltese x had the size for her attitude, we would be in real big trouble! The same about our late pom! They were not just bark, they meant business and for some reason thought that they had to be boss and could take on any dog, even if they were 100x their size! Don't get me wrong, they were normally very sweet on their walks, they just protected their property.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old July 5th, 2005, 01:52 PM
LavenderRott's Avatar
LavenderRott LavenderRott is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,671
Quote:
Originally Posted by savannah
Boston terriers are so tiny in comaprison to pit bulls. Would they think the boston is a pit bull puppy or something, cuz i just dont see how one can mistake a boston for a pit bull.

It really isn't that far fetched. Most people have no idea what a pit bull is - including the people that passed this law. How many times did we hear Mr. Bryant rant about the 150 pit bull that jumped the fence and attacked someone?
__________________
Sandi
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old July 5th, 2005, 02:08 PM
savannah savannah is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 118
You are right, some people are 'silly' enough to confuse the two. I always loved Bostons and i tried to capture a lost pit bull (it had it's tags on). I felt so terrible that he ran away from me and that i could not help him.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old July 5th, 2005, 08:52 PM
raingirl's Avatar
raingirl raingirl is offline
<-----nut ball
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,804
I think someone posted that before (the OP's post). I've seen it a few times.

I don't think confusing bostons for pits is too hard. Some staffy's are very small and similar shaped. Our Odin is friends with a couple of bostons.

Our english bulldog CONSTANTLY gets called a pit bull...don't know why. Just today a group of kids were walking across a parking lot (getting in all the cars ways because they were walking all side by side...about 6 of them) started screaming and freaking out when they saw my dog, who was in the car with a seat belt on. They kept saying "look at that vicious dog, he's a pit bull, he is going to kill something". I was SOOOO pissed, as was BF who was out returning a movie we rented. I am really getting sick of it. It's happening almost daily lately, with more people outside in the nice weather. I just wish people would educate themselves.
__________________
Prevent a litter
Fix your critter
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old July 6th, 2005, 11:19 AM
Derek & Jeter's Avatar
Derek & Jeter Derek & Jeter is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: TO near High Park
Posts: 45
Quote:
This coming law is deliberately vague
,

Quote:
a tourist's dog being seized and either euthanized or
sent to a research laboratory,
That's all.

Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old July 6th, 2005, 12:57 PM
Copper'sMom's Avatar
Copper'sMom Copper'sMom is offline
And Zoodle's Mom!
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Oxford County, ON
Posts: 2,047
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bearsmom
Uhoh, my hubby has short hair and a large head.....
LMAO Bearsmom!!!
__________________
Never mind the dogs, beware of the owner!!!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 10.00%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:03 AM.