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Petitioning City Council City of Meadow Lake

Stop the Addition of Breed Specific Legislation to the City's Dog Bylaw

Under this legislation, Rottweilers, Dobermans, Pit Bulls and their mixes would be deemed "dangerous." Punishing entire breeds based on the actions of a few dogs is not a proactive solution. Good dog owners are punished because of the irresponsibility of those owners who do not properly socialize, train, vaccinate and spay/neuter their dogs. Responsibility should be placed on owners and dogs should be deemed “dangerous” on a case by case basis only if they have exhibited dangerous and aggressive behavior, rather than singling out entire breeds. PUNISH THE DEED, NOT THE BREED!

Letter to
City Council City of Meadow Lake
We the undersigned are writing to express our disapproval with City Council’s Decision to introduce Breed Specific Legislation to the City of Meadow Lake’s Dog By-Law.

Under this legislation, Rottweilers, Dobermans, Pit Bulls and their mixes would be deemed "dangerous." Punishing entire breeds based on the actions of a few dogs is not a proactive solution. Good dog owners are punished because of the irresponsibility of those owners who do not properly contain, socialize, train, vaccinate and spay/neuter their dogs.

Responsibility should be placed on owners and dogs should be deemed “dangerous” on a case by case basis only if they have exhibited dangerous and aggressive behavior, rather than singling out entire breeds. ALL dogs are capable of biting, regardless of breed.

Owning a pet is a privilege, not a right, and dog owners should be encouraged to be responsible ensuring their pets are properly housed, receive adequate socialization and vet care. Punishing those responsible pet owners for owning dogs deemed “dangerous” that have had no history of past aggression is nonsensical and should not become part of the City’s Dog By-law.

PUNISH THE DEED, NOT THE BREED!