'Pit Bull' breeds banned

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  1. gaddylovesdogs

    gaddylovesdogs no touchy

    Feb 5, 2005
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    Please crosspost widely. Remember - it takes no effort to add ANY breed once these laws are passed!!


    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:


    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!


    (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:


    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:


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

  2. gaddylovesdogs

    gaddylovesdogs no touchy

    Feb 5, 2005
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    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



    Full List of Legislative Assembly MPPs below


    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


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

  3. gaddylovesdogs

    gaddylovesdogs no touchy

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    cdsnews@northumberlandtoday.com Cobourg Daily Star

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    letters@therecord.com Kitchener-Waterloo Record

    minerandnews@norcomcable.ca Miner and News

    news@nugget.ca North Bay Nugget

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    city@ottawasun.com OTTAWA SUN

    news@orilliapacket.com Packet and Times

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    lineditorial@thepost.ca The Lindsay Daily Post

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    lcushing@nationalpost.ca THE NATIONAL POST

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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:

  4. gaddylovesdogs

    gaddylovesdogs no touchy

    Feb 5, 2005
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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

    Jan 6, 2004
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    1 horse, 2 dogs, 15 fish
    Lake Jackson, Texas
    Thanks for the info. I better get started.
  6. Rose's Gal

    Rose's Gal New Member

    Nov 24, 2004
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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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