Tell Ontario to Repeal Their Breed Ban
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Tell Ontario to Repeal Their Breed Ban

    1. Petition by

      Best Friends Animal Society

During Cesar Millan's speaking tour in November, Ontario officials refused to let his pet pit bull, Junior, into the province.

New Democrat MPP, Cheri DiNovo, who has repeatedly introduced a bill to repeal the ban, said, "It's significant that Cesar Millan, the foremost dog trainer in the world, has had two generations of pit bulls that he's used as his example of well-trained, happy, responsive dogs."

The Ontario breed ban was enacted in 2005 against "pit bulls" in response to media hype around the dogs. Since that time, countless pit bull type dogs have been rounded up and killed simply because of their appearance.

This ill-conceived measure has not made Ontario any safer.

According to the National Canine Research Council only one of Canada’s 45 dog-related fatalities, since 1964, has involved a dog identified to be a pit bull or pit bull type dog. The Toronto Humane Society notes that the bite rate has not decreased since the breed discriminatory law was enacted.

Please ask Ontario officials to repeal their breed ban, and let them know you have no intention of visiting their province until they stop discriminating against dogs.

Photo Credit: Marshall S. Boprey

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    Reasons for signing

    • Connie Herndon WAYNESVILLE, MO
      • almost 3 years ago

      It amazes me that people can show discrmination towards a dog! Wake up people what are we teaching our children? Please stop the problem where it begins with the horrible people who host and bet on dog fights. We have enough needless death, please use the resources to stop the real criminals.

    • Samantha Ebert FREDERICK, MD
      • almost 3 years ago

      To discriminate because of a breed is like discriminating against, asians, blacks, caucasians, mexicans, and so forth its only the begining to what could turn into a holocaust rounding up breeds to kill them it's not morally right, what happen to their right to live and be where they can expecially when they are well trained, why should the mass be punished for the few mislead?

    • Sydney Lamb OROMOCTO, CANADA
      • almost 3 years ago

      You know who they should have a ban on is people who have bad dogs. All dogs start off good, it is people who screw them up.

    • Terri Scheinuck COTTONWOOD, AZ
      • almost 3 years ago

      Breed Bans are lacking in common sense, as most "bad" dogs come from very "bad" human owners. You blame the dog?

      This is terribly wrong and to be progressive and enlightened, you would realize any breed can be made "BAD" by "BAD" humans. Dogs are not born bad. They are unconditional love personified.

      This is ban stupid. Go after the humans for a change! We are a violent race who just loves to kill anything that lives & breathes, in the USA or any other country.

      Look at this picture. Nothing in this picture represents a danger to the young girl. The picture inspires a smile.

      Become enlightened, it is 2012, almost!

      End this silly ban, on a breed of dog, which is one of the most loving dog breeds on this planet, when raised with love, without violence.

    • Laura Van Marter DAHLONEGA, GA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I have owned several pitbulls and they are by far the best dogs I've ever owned. Not only are they great with other dogs, but love people!! My girl pit bulls favorite activity is laying on the couch under a blanket!


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