Once again, Ontario’s pit bull is on full display for all of us to shake our head at and possibly try to change.
The latest pup to fall victim to this legislation is Rambo a pit bull from Mississauga. Rambo escaped from his backyward and was caught running about the neighbourhood by Animal Control. He was not mauling or attacking anyone. His one crime, being born after the provicial cut-off date for breeding pit bulls. Here is the story in the Toronto Star about his tale/tail :
Now, as fate it would have it, when I wrote my first piece on this pit bull ban, while in Northumberland, I talked to an owner of pit bull also called…yup, Rambo. I wonder if Sly Stallone gets royalties from dog owners for all the dogs which carry the name of his hell-bent, kick-ass character Rambo.
Here is my piece on the ban after it was first announced:
Enough is enough folks, blaming a dog and breed for the idiocy of their owners is wrong and unproductive. It is like blaming a car manufacturer for the idiot driver who wraps a car around a tree going 50 km/h over the speed limit. This ban needs to be lifted and heavier fines need to be levied against owners. Less dangerous owners means less dangerous dogs.
Email or contact your MPP and tell him this ban needs to be lifted or changed.
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