Wednesday, November 17, 2004

London Liberals in a race with the province to ban doggies

Why not concentration camps for dangerous breeds? Notice certain breeds and indeed certain dogs, are not presumed innocent until proven guilty. London council just loves passing bylaws, so much so that they ignore the likelihood that the Ontario Liberals will impose a ban soon.

No decision was to be made at last night's public input session on the city's two proposed bylaws.

They include:

* A ban on four dog breeds: pit bulls, Rottweilers, Presa Canarios and Akitas. Dogs of those breeds already living in London would be allowed to stay as long as their owners applied for an extension within 90 days. Otherwise, the dogs would have to be moved outside the city or euthanized.

* Stringent new controls on any dog deemed dangerous if it charges someone or appears menacing, even if it hasn't bitten anyone. Those dogs would face muzzling and would risk being put down if their owner refuses.

The bylaws are expected to go back to the environment and transportation committee in two weeks for an ultimate referral to council.

1 Comment:

Andrew said...

It's so idiotic of these morons to try to apply breed-bans, especially because they don't work.

Make people more responsible for the actions of their dog, and they whole thing is solved.