Well, it looks like council is going to wait for the province before they decide what to do about 'dangerous dogs'.
"We're just going to wait until the province tells us what we can do and what they're doing," said committee chairperson Coun. Roger Caranci.Council has sure spent alot to time talking about a bylaw they aren't even sure they can enforce. Mass hysteria strikes again in Ontario! In my thirty years on this planet, I have never been bitten by a dog and truly, I don't see too many pit bulls in a given day for that matter. People surely should take responsibility for their dogs, and not just for those breeds the politicians deem dangerous. As usual though, the emphasis is shifted away from responsibility and instead the focus is control and nannying.
And what does the province suggest?
Ontario Attorney General Michael Bryant last month announced legislation to ban pit bulls, following a series of horrific attacks on humans by the squat, muscular dogs.Well, if this isn't bad enough, the city would like to add to this:
New regulations being considered include a tiered licensing fee structure based on whether an owner has taken preventative action, such as obedience training.I propose that in order to hold office, at any level, that politicians be neutered and spayed - perhaps like dogs, they would be less aggressive and hey, maybe they would stop trying to 'control the population'. I also propose that all politicians be required to produce a certificate proving they have successfully completed obedience training.
Monday, November 29, 2004
Posted by Lisa Turner on Monday, November 29, 2004