Drop the Ontario Pit Bull Ban
  • Petitioned Dalton McGuinty

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Dalton McGuinty

Drop the Ontario Pit Bull Ban

    1. Veronica Trunzo
    2. Petition by

      Veronica Trunzo

      Edmonton, Canada


The American Pit Bull Terrier was the most popular family dog at the beginning of the 20th century. In fact, they were once called the "nanny dog", because of their extreme loyalty and how wonderful they are with people, especially children. What happened? People happened. Because of their loyalty and strength, they were used for the wrong reasons, for dog fighting, and given a bad rap. Because of the media's and public's misunderstood view on these amazing dogs, the wrong people own them, ruining it for responsible Pit Bull owners and lovers.
Stop listening to the media! In fact, it is estimated that for every ONE pit bull that attacks someone, over 5 million DON'T! As most dog behaviorists and trainers will tell you, a dog is almost 100% a product of it's owner and the training it receives, and NOTHING to do with the breed.
Research shows that in North America, pit bulls aren't even in the top 5 most likely breeds to attack, behind shepherds, collies, and even golden retrievers! There is no scientific evidence that shows genetics are a key to aggression or "unpredictability". That is a myth started by the media, who is trying to make people frightened of these dogs for no reason. Also, their jaws DO NOT lock, that is a ridiculous myth as well.
Pit bulls are naturally loyal, caring towards people and children, and wonderful family dogs, as any veterinarian or pit bull owner would tell you. It is the responsibility of the OWNER of a dog's actions. BSL is NOT the solution, all that does is victimize the responsible dog owner, but doesn't fix the actual problem; people who get dogs for the wrong reasons and train them the wrong way. WE are the dogs' voices! It was once the doberman, then the rottweiler, now it's the pit bull.. when is it going to end?? Please fight to drop this crazy pit bull ban! All dogs are man's best friend.

Please visit www.pitbulls.org for more TRUE information =)


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    Reasons for signing

    • jan thompson OSHAWA, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      Don't judge a book by its cover, all dogs can be spoiled by bad owner, we don't ban them all.

    • Dylan McCullough RICHMOND HILL, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      My cousin was attacked by a dog when she was 12. it was not a Pitbull and yet people fear them like they are the only potential savage dogs. Every species on this planet deserves love, especially those close to the human race. One day I may want a pitbull to be my loyal pet, It should not be prevented by a stereotype. If humans shouldn't accused of stereotypes (White,Black,Asian,Latino,etc) then neither should "mans best friend".

    • Bradley Peters DESERONTO, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      because i have a pitbull and she is the most gentle dog iv ever owned

    • Samantha Carcone TORONTO, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      Because these dogs are not vicious by nature, they are made that way from the OWNERS. Originally, pit bulls were used as 'babysitters' because of their docile, friendly nature with all humans and animals - especially children. It is absolutely ridiculous that these dogs were ever banned. Before it was the German Shepards, then the Rottweilers, and now the Pit Bulls. What's next?! If any dogs SHOULD be banned, it should be Chihuahuas! THOSE dogs are way more vicious!

    • Loralee Hanes BRANTFORD, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      I have owned two of these wonderful dogs and if I had my choice for the future, I would make them a member of my family again. They are wonderful!


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