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Unread 02-19-2013, 04:46 PM   #1
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I am just wondering if anyone has any insight into the ban on Pitbull's or Pitbull mix breed dog in Ontario. I know they are banned in this provience, but I am just wondering why it is only this area and if it will ever be lifted?

I would love to adopt a Pitbull mix in the future, but I am a little confused as to what is going on with this legislation.

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Unread 02-19-2013, 05:08 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome hlea. Don't know because I live in the states to the south.
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hlea, welcome to the Forum! Have you tried to contact a local shelter for more information?
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Just another reason to leave Canada ey? JK!! Ive never heard of that, but ill do some research just for my own info, that seem slike a weird law

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We have a number of threads on Breed-Specific Legislation (BSL) which may shed some light on the rationale for you. The bottom line, though, is that as long as the ban exists in Ontario, the reasons it came into being mean little. You have to deal with the reality of the ban. As with most controlling legislation, driven by emotion rather than logic, to get the ban reversed will require much more than countering the publicly-stated reasons (which may have little to do with the actual reasons for the legislation). Often, BSL is introduced after some emotionally-charged issue hits the press (e.g., a brutal attack on a child), and the real purpose is for politicians to appear as if they are doing something. And it really is about appearances, not facts, appealing to emotion, not logic. That's hard to fight. Dog control has a lot in common with gun control. The real problems in those areas that need to be addressed aren't anywhere near as dramatic and newsworthy as what the politicians choose to focus on.
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We have a number of threads on Breed-Specific Legislation (BSL) which may shed some light on the rationale for you. The bottom line, though, is that as long as the ban exists in Ontario, the reasons it came into being mean little. You have to deal with the reality of the ban. As with most controlling legislation, driven by emotion rather than logic, to get the ban reversed will require much more than countering the publicly-stated reasons (which may have little to do with the actual reasons for the legislation). Often, BSL is introduced after some emotionally-charged issue hits the press (e.g., a brutal attack on a child), and the real purpose is for politicians to appear as if they are doing something. And it really is about appearances, not facts, appealing to emotion, not logic. That's hard to fight. Dog control has a lot in common with gun control. The real problems in those areas that need to be addressed aren't anywhere near as dramatic and newsworthy as what the politicians choose to focus on.
I'd hit the "like" button if there was one.This is an issue I'm following on Facebook. I don't even have a pit bull, but I think bsl is a slippery slope that will effect all dog owners eventually.
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I live in Ont. and in my city there are pitbulls and pit bull crosses everywhere. From what I understood they aren't banned but they must be muzzled at all times when out in public.

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I'd hit the "like" button if there was one.This is an issue I'm following on Facebook. I don't even have a pit bull, but I think bsl is a slippery slope that will effect all dog owners eventually.
LOL! I'd hit the like button on this one too.

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That is not altogether correct. Pitbulls born before 2005 are grandfathered but must be sterilized, muzzled and on leash. I do not live in Ontario but I have heard several people say they still see a lot of younger dogs around so I do not think it has completely stopped people having them. You are not supposed to even drive through Ontario with a Pitbull and I think when Cesar Milan went to Ontario he was not allowed to bring his Pitbull with him.

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I think you're right because a major league baseball player who owns a pit bull, just got traded to an Ontario team and his family is living elsewhere so they won't have to give up their pit bull.
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