Ontario Legislature: Get rid of this Pit bull ban!
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Province of Ontario

Ontario Legislature: Get rid of this Pit bull ban!

    1. angelina costa
    2. Petition by

      angelina costa

      Mississauga, Canada

The reason why this ban should be lifted is because innocent dogs are being killed just because of what they look like. Its like saying lets kill all these people because of their culture, it just isnt right. Many people have gone so far as to say that "they deserve it," Why? why do these dogs deserve being put down, have they physically hurt yu? have they done something to you that was so wrong that they must die?

All the senarios that happened with Pitbulls were because of there stupid owners, who were fighting them and not giving them love. Alot of people buy pitbulls because they want tough dogs and they wanna look "cool," so the dogs are trained in a manner that is aggressive and mean. Whos to say that just because those people cannot buy a pitbull and do that, they wont turn around and get a Rottweiler to be aggressive and mean?

In every case where a Pitbull is being showcased on media, they do not show the loving Pitbulls, they do not show the 100s of Pitbulls that have saved lives, they do not show the familys that are hurt and devastated that there loving dog who has done NOTHING to NOONE , must be put down simply because how they look and what other dogs of there breed have done. Studies have showed that Pitbulls have killed many children and people or have badly injured them, BUT they did not show the true side of each story and the Pitbulls are left to blame. The America Temperament Test Society (ATTS) found that the APBT scores higher than the Collie, the Beagle, and many other "family dogs" that do not have to endure the unfair stigmatization that pitbull type dogs do.

What needs to be banned is the bad owners, not the dogs! Responsible owners should be enforced. I think that a licensing exam that potential dog owners must pass in order to possess a dog is what should be done, NOT BANNING THEM! Dog ownership is like getting a liscense its not a right its a privilege. If owners are educated, both adults and children, itll reduce the dog attacks. It is also not just Pitbulls that are to blame, but all breeds are in the fight together, if a dog is not raised or treated properly, problems will occur. But when a dog is treated properly, correctly and shown love and compassion, along with respect and patience, the dog will ALWAYS return the favor.

This problem is not just in Ontario, it is global. The same problems have come up in USA, England, and Australia. So far it has proven WORTHLESS. Thankfully people have stood their ground and raised their voices and never wavered until the ban was lifted and pitbulls were once again allowed to live happily. This has to stop all over, it just isnt right. There are people who will not fall into this ban and are dedicating themselves completely to this cause.

This is a battle that will only have one outcome, and i hope and pray that these dogs have a chance to live happily with amazing owners who will love and care for these amazing dogs. Please, please do not let these people make yu think these dogs are the devil, remember its the bad owners not the breed or dog itself. 


-- Angelina Costa.

Province of Ontario, Ontario Legislature
Get rid of this Pit bull ban!

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    Reasons for signing

    • Samantha Adams WINDSOR, CANADA
      • about 24 hours ago

      Punish the people who are irresponsible owners...not the innocent animals

    • Debbie Brown TORONTO, CANADA
      • 3 months ago

      It is SO VERY UNFAIR to stop the breeding of this dog. I went to the humane society just after the ban to get a cat and I stupidly decided to take a walk through the dog section. I passed pit bull after pit bull in cages - there must have been 10 or over. They looked so sad and afraid and not one was aggressive and I know because I went up to every single cage to spend time with them. I asked the guy who was doing the paper work for my cat (all the while crying like a baby because I felt so bad - I wanted to adopt every single one of them) why so many pit bulls and he said people came in and dropped them off after the ban. HOW FRIGGING UNFAIR IS THAT? At least let them live out their lives with you. It's bad enough that they've been banned completely but to get rid of your pet because Ontario made an absolutely horrendous, cruel decision? The media only reports when pit bulls bite - we never hear the other side of the story and we never hear when a different breed does it. These poor beautiful good-natured dogs with the right owners (why don't you ban pit bull abuse and fighting and leave the dogs alone!!) Or I have a better idea, put these horrible abusive people to sleep and leave the dogs alone! I'm sorry but this really really makes me angry and I'm furious that my province was stupid enough to do this. What next - german shepherds, rottweilers (I'm surprised that hasn't been done yet), Doberman pinchers? Any dog can bite even small and I bet babies and others are bitten every single day by other dogs but do we hear about it? NOPE!!!! Please lift this ban - PLEASE!!! Let's show we can be fair in this province and not swayed by a bunch of people who probably don't even know what they're talking about - THEY'VE JUST LISTENED TO THE MEDIA!!!!! Please stop this ban on pit bulls.

    • brenda walker SHELBURNE ONT, CANADA
      • 4 months ago

      because it not fair i have met alot of pit bull and because of all the mediai was also scared of them but every pitbull i have met which have been alot i have ask there owner may i pet them and what i notice people atre dead wrong there were the friendly and it makes me sick people can say to destory the breed so take this all therase of people any colour but down the race because there is good and bad so people should check all breed and check for themselfs

      • 6 months ago

      the dog is not the problem - it is the irresponsible owner , regardless of dog breed!!

      Introduce mandatory dog training for large breed owners, that would be more useful, and would yield better results.

    • Racquel Schenck ATHENS, WI
      • 7 months ago

      I have a pitbull and I have two children and my pitbull is wonderful with my kids whoever started to band needs to go to Hell they need to own one before they discriminate it's not the dog it's not the breed its owner


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