"Pit bulls" are just dogs and they are not banned in Ontario (or anywhere else) because they are dangerous.
They are banned because lawyers like to play games and stroke their egos.
They are banned because unfit governments want to erode your civil and property rights as much as possible. They pass bad laws because they can, not because they are intelligent adults who have the best interests of their constituents at heart. It's certainly not because they have reviewed the evidence and have consulted with experts.
They are banned because the walking wounded in the Animalib cult don't want anybody to experience the joy of having a pet, supposedly because a tiny minority of people aren't up to the job. Their mindset would seize and kill children to prevent child abuse.
They are banned because a hungry news industry likes to fan the flames and work people into a lather over one manufactured 'crisis' after another, thereby making money while providing the 'evidence' legislators need to throw unoffending citizens and in this case, their helpless pets, under the bus.
It has absolutely nothing to do with dogs, dog breeds, dog bites, dog owners or any of the rest of it so put that right out of your minds That's just what they say to get as many people as possible to buy into it. With any issue, the vast majority of people won't have more than superficial knowledge. Everybody can't know everything.
The law is working exactly as intended.
It has successfully induced fear in a responsible and upstanding segment of society and has allowed the government to come into your house or stop you on the street just because you own a dog. According to US census figures, about one in four people own a dog. The same number that own cars, lawnmowers or any other kinds of personal property, about which the courts are silent.
It has created confusion among the enforcers and the dog owners. It has resulted in a topsy-turvy world where those who oppose the legislation are often enforcing it. It has pitted dog groups against each other - the purebred clubs against the mixed breed owners; the rescues against each other and the shelter industry; the animal control officers against the responsible dog owners, the shelter industry against the public - the only ones who can save the dogs. Neighbour against neighbour. Friend against friend. Brother against sister. Welcome to Dalton McGuinty's nightmarish vision for Ontario.
Yes, the law is working exactly as intended.
The only way to win this is to focus on who the bad guys are here. It isn't the people who have been caught in the net or the people who mistakenly believe that if they can just get one person to appreciate their "pit bull" the nightmare will end.
The bad guys are the dishonest legislators who passed a law that says if we feel like it, we can take your puppy (or your car, or your house) and there's not much you can do about it unless you have nerves of steel, know how to deal with lawyers, can pay them, and can wait for a year or two to come to trial while your poor dog languishes at the pound due to no fault of his or yours.
In our neck of the woods, blame the premier. Even his disgraced former Attorney General, who now admits to being an alcoholic (which explains a lot) has said that he forced the law through due to his ego and his "instincts". That is not a sound basis for legislation, especially when it has ruined so many lives and resulted in widespread inhumane treatment of our only friend on this planet, the dog.
Blame Dalton McGuinty: He is the one that is holding on to the most evil legislation enacted in this province during my lifetime. He is the one who believes he is saving face by insisting he is right despite overwhelming evidence that he is wrong.
Focus on him.
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