'Pit Bull' breeds banned

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  1. gaddylovesdogs

    gaddylovesdogs no touchy

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    Please crosspost widely. Remember - it takes no effort to add ANY breed once these laws are passed!!



    ** PLEASE CROSS POST FAR AND WIDE **



    Ontario Canada's Attorney General Michael Bryant has introduced Bill 132 to ban all Pit Bulls and "pit bull type" dogs across the province. Although existing pit bulls with owners are grandfathered, all others (including cross breeds or even similar looking dogs) face certain death, or worse, a life and death of torture in a scientific facility. The entire text of Bill 132 can be found here:



    http://www.ontla.on.ca/documents/Bi...ion1/b132_e.htm



    Status of the Bill:



    Bill 132 has passed second reading in the Legislative Assembly and has been referred to the Standing Committee On The Legislative Assembly. This committee held public hearings over a span of four days but judging from the Attorney General's recent comments (see link to newspaper article below) the committee hearings were just a formality. All veterinary associations, animal welfare organizations, animal experts etc. etc. are VEHEMENTLY OPPOSED to this bill but their presentations fell on deaf ears!



    There is little time left before the Standing Committee makes recommendations to the entire Assembly. Time is short and we must act NOW!



    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/serv...Story/National/

    (Globe and Mail article following hearings)



    On behalf of Kerwood Wolf Education Centre and The Tiger Foundation I made the following presentation to the committee after having been invited to speak:



    http://www.kerwoodwolf.com/PBPRESENTATION.htm



    Kerwood Wolf Education Centre recently sent out the following press release, after the Attorney General made ridiclous public comments concerning evidence given at the committee hearings:



    http://www.kerwoodwolf.com/MEDIARELEASEHEARINGS.htm



    Additional information about the pit bull ban can be found here on Kerwood's website:



    http://www.kerwoodwolf.com/MPPLETTER.htm
     
  2. gaddylovesdogs

    gaddylovesdogs no touchy

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    ACTIONS TO TAKE:



    1. Email ALL members of Ontario's Legislative Assembly and let your feelings about this atrocious bill be known (list of MPPs at end of this email).



    2. Email ALL major Ontario newspapers and let them know this bill is opposed not just by the majority of people in Ontario, but around the world as well (list of newspapers at end of this email).



    3. Cross post this email widely. Get the message out however you can. The lives of thousands of pit bulls are at stake.



    Thank you!



    Vivian Singer-Ferris

    Executive Director

    Kerwood Wolf Education Centre

    The Tiger Foundation

    Vivian@kerwoodwolf.com



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    Full List of Legislative Assembly MPPs below

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    ted_arnott@ontla.ola.org Ted Arnott



    warthurs.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org Wayne Arthurs



    mailbox@johnbaird.com John Baird



    toby_barrett@ontla.ola.org Toby Barrett



    rbartolucci.mpp@liberal.ola.org Hon. Rick Bartolucci



    cbentley.mpp@liberal.ola.org Hon. Christopher Bentley



    lberardinetti.mpp@liberal.ola.org Lorenzo Berardinetti



    gilles@ggillesbisson.com Gilles Bisson



    mbountrogianni.mpp@liberal.ola.org Hon. Marie Bountrogianni



    jbradley.mpp@liberal.ola.org Hon. Jim Bradley



    lbroten.mpp@liberal.ola.org Laurel Broten



    mbrown.mpp@liberal.ola.org Mike Brown



    jbrownell.mpp@liberal.ola.org Jim Brownell



    mbryant.mpp@liberal.ola.org Hon. Michael Bryant



    dcansfield.mpp@liberal.ola.org Donna Cansfield



    dcaplan.mpp@liberal.ola.org Hon. David Caplan



    machambers.mpp@liberal.ola.org Hon. Mary Anne V. Chambers



    ted_chudleigh@ontla.ola.org Ted Chudleigh



    marilyn_churley-mpp@ontla.ola.org Marilyn Churley



    mcolle.mpp@liberal.ola.org Mike Colle



    jcordiano.mpp@liberal.ola.org Hon. Joseph Cordiano



    kcraitor.mpp@liberal.ola.org Kim Craitor



    bcrozier.mpp@liberal.ola.org Bruce Crozier



    acurling.mpp@liberal.ola.org Hon. Alvin Curling



    bdelaney.mpp@liberal.ola.org Bob Delaney



    vdhillon.mpp@liberal.ola.org Vic Dhillon



    cdicocco.mpp@liberal.ola.org Caroline Di Cocco



    ldombrowsky.mpp@liberal.ola.org Hon. Leona Dombrowsky



    bduguid.mpp@liberal.ola.org Brad Duguid



    dduncan.mpp@liberal.ola.org Hon. Dwight Duncan



    garfield_dunlop@ontla.ola.org Garfield Dunlop



    ernie_eves@ontla.ola.org Ernie Eves



    jim_flaherty@ontla.ola.org James M. Flaherty



    kflynn.mpp@liberal.ola.org Kevin Flynn



    pfonseca.mpp@liberal.ola.org Peter Fonseca



    jgerretsen.mpp@liberal.ola.org Hon. John Gerretsen



    mgravelle.mpp@liberal.ola.org Michael Gravelle



    hhampton-qp@ndp.on.ca Howard Hampton



    ernie_hardeman@ontla.ola.org Ernie Hardeman



    ahorwath-qp@ndp.on.ca Andrea Horwath



    phoy.mpp@liberal.ola.org Pat Hoy



    tim_hudak@ontla.ola.org Tim Hudak



    cam_jackson@ontla.ola.org Cam Jackson



    ljeffrey.mpp@liberal.ola.org Linda Jeffrey



    gkennedy.mpp@liberal.ola.org Hon. Gerard Kennedy



    frank_klees@ontla.ola.org Frank Klees



    pkormos-qp@ndp.on.ca Peter Kormos



    kkular.mpp@liberal.ola.org Kuldip Kular



    mkwinter.mpp@liberal.ola.org Hon. Monte Kwinter



    jmlalonde.mpp@liberal.ola.org Jean-Marc Lalonde



    jleal.mpp@liberal.ola.org Jeff Leal



    dlevac.mpp@liberal.ola.org Dave Levac



    rmarchese@ndp.on.ca Rosario Marchese



    jmarsales.mpp@liberal.ola.org Judy Marsales



    shelley_martel-mpp@ontla.ola.org Shelley Martel



    gerry_martiniuk@ontla.ola.org Gerry Martiniuk



    dmatthews.mpp@liberal.ola.org Deb Matthews



    bmauro.mpp@liberal.ola.org Bill Mauro



    dmcguinty.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org Hon. Dalton J. P. McGuinty



    tmcmeekin.mpp@liberal.ola.org Ted McMeekin



    pmcneely.mpp@liberal.ola.org Phil McNeely



    mmeilleur.mpp@liberal.ola.org Hon. Madeleine Meilleur



    Norm_miller@ontla.ola.org Norm Miller



    jmilloy.mpp@liberal.ola.org John Milloy



    cmitchell.mpp@liberal.ola.org Carol Mitchell



    jmossop.mpp@liberal.ola.org Jennifer Mossop



    julia_munro@ontla.ola.org Julia Munro



    bill_murdoch@ontla.ola.org Bill Murdoch



    john_otoole@ontla.ola.org John R. O'Toole



    dorazietti.mpp@liberal.ola.org David Orazietti



    jerry_ouellette@ontla.ola.org Jerry Ouellette



    eparsons.mpp@liberal.ola.org Ernie Parsons



    rpatten.mpp@liberal.ola.org Richard Patten



    speters.mpp@liberal.ola.org Hon. Steve Peters



    tpeterson.mpp@liberal.ola.org Tim Peterson



    gphillips.mpp@liberal.ola.org Hon. Gerry Phillips



    mprue-qp@ndp.on.ca Michael D. Prue



    spupatello.mpp@liberal.ola.org Hon. Sandra Pupatello



    sqaadri.mpp@liberal.ola.org Shafiq Qaadri



    mracco.mpp@liberal.ola.org Mario G. Racco



    kramal.mpp@liberal.ola.org Khalil Ramal



    dramsay.mpp@liberal.ola.org Hon. David Ramsay



    lrinaldi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org Lou Rinaldi



    rwrunciman@brockville.com Bob Runciman



    truprecht.mpp@liberal.ola.org Tony Ruprecht



    lsandals.mpp@liberal.ola.org Liz Sandals



    laurie_scott@ontla.ola.org Laurie Scott



    msergio.mpp@liberal.ola.org Mario Sergio



    msmith.mpp@liberal.ola.org Monique M. Smith



    gsmitherman.mpp@liberal.ola.org Hon. George Smitherman



    gsorbara.mpp@liberal.ola.org Hon. Gregory Sorbara



    norm_sterling@ontla.ola.org Norm Sterling



    htakhar.mpp@liberal.ola.org Hon. Harinder S. Takhar



    joe_tascona@ontla.ola.org Joseph Tascona



    mvanbommel.mpp@liberal.ola.org Maria Van Bommel



    jwatson.mpp@liberal.ola.org Hon. Jim Watson



    jwilkinson.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org John Wilkinson



    jim_wilson@ontla.ola.org Jim Wilson



    elizabeth_witmer@ontla.ola.org Elizabeth Witmer



    tcwong.mpp@liberal.ola.org Tony C. Wong



    kwynne.mpp@liberal.ola.org Kathleen O. Wynne



    john_yakabuski@ontla.ola.org John Yakabuski



    dzimmer.mpp@liberal.ola.org David Zimmer



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    List of major Ontario newspapers, ** most important in capital letters **

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    This may well effect Boxers. The bill includes a defintion of a "pit bull" as:



    (e) a member of a class of dogs that have an appearance and physical characteristics that are substantially similar to dogs referred to in any of clauses (a) to (d); ("pit-bull")



    I think we all know how often Boxers are mistaken for pit bulls!



    An excellent presentation, though graphic in parts and quite depressing, is:

    http://www.kerwoodwolf.com/PitBan2.html
     
  4. gaddylovesdogs

    gaddylovesdogs no touchy

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    Sorry this had to be three posts! :D It was too long for one or even two. Got this from another site.
     
  5. tl_ashmore

    tl_ashmore Spoiled Rotten Dog

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    Thanks for the info. I better get started.
     
  6. Rose's Gal

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    Ugh. Just because a dog looks like a Pittie, doesn't mean it is one. I bet if Rose was ever dumped into a shelter (which will NEVER happen) she'd probably be labled as a Pitte mix just because she is a brindle color. All of this BSL is about ready to drive me insane!!! :mad: :mad: :mad: I don't know how much more of this I can take........ :mad:
     

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