Winnipeg, Canada has a breed discriminatory law banning "pit bulls." Breed discriminatory laws fail to enhance public safety. Studies of pre and post breed ban dog bite rates in the United Kingdom and Spain concluded that their pit bull breed bans had no effect whatsoever on reducing dog bites.
Not only are breed specific laws ineffective, they also are extremely expensive to enforce. How do you tell if a dog is a "pit bull" and not a short-haired muscular mutt? Indeed, Hiawatha, Iowa repealed their pit bull terrier ban because of identification problems and expense. Topeka, Kansas also recently repealed their pit bull terrier ban for the same reasons.
Please help Canadian animal advocates by asking the Winnipeg Councillors to repeal their breed discriminatory law.
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