Close to 2000 “pit bull type” (whatever THAT means) registered in Montreal. Let that sink in for a moment. Close to 2000 dogs within Montreal’s regressive and corrupt sphere. Outside of the merged city of Montreal are the following boroughs, with no breed specific legislation:
- Côte Saint-Luc
- Montréal West
- Mount Royal
How many Staffies, AmStaffs, American Standards would be found in these municipalities? I would place money on over 2000 more.
So, with all these, (the following is a facetious comment), we should be wading through body parts. There should be multiple news stories of dog mauling. The animal control people should be overrun with these dogs.
The facts are faulty. Criminally faulty. Removal of the rights of citizens faulty. The statistics are out there and I don’t mean the false flags raised by the various nutbar web sites and individuals. I mean real statistics, by real experts, with actual degrees and not the fake credentials used by more than one anti-dog crazies.
I was told to “Google” dog bites related to pit bull type dogs and what returned were, by and large, hysterical falsehoods and the usual unreliable, if not false reporting by media. I chose to look for scholarly articles – you know, by people with actual educations.
If you don’t feel like wading through the statistics and information, although I highly recommend you do, here is the conclusion of the study:
In conclusion, this study showed a wide range in dog control activities in various Canadian municipalities, including different levels of resourcing combined with varying levels of licensing, enforcement, and other measures. The results are most consistent with the view that i) a high level of ticketing, perhaps combined with effective licensing, may lead to a reduction in dog bites, although it may also be accompanied by an increase in reporting of bites; and ii) seemingly effective enforcement levels were achieved in some municipalities at levels of budget and staffing commonly seen in Canadian municipalities. The data provided no evidence of lower dog bite incidence in municipalities with breed-specific legislation.
I will never deny that a Molosser is not capable of inflicting great harm and/or a fatality. I will never deny that some people use the breed in the same way that they use a motorcycle, muscle car or gun, a feeble attempt for personal power. These people should be held liable and punished to the full extent of the law. I believe the laws regarding dog ownership need to be changed but more to protect the animal than discharge owners from responsibility for dangerous behaviour of the dog.
As is proven by the vast majority of owners with “dangerous” dog breeds; the problem is at the other end of the leash. Few dogs bite and when they do, the causation must be addressed in the assessment; most bites occur, regardless of breed, when the owner is irresponsible. The problem is and will always be uneducated dog owners. The problem has a far more agreeable solution than the execution of innocent animals, the removal of the right of citizens; in Québec, in order to obtain your driver’s licence – you are obliged to take a driver education course. Makes sense, you want to drive, prove yourself worthy by committing to learning the skill.
Want to own a dog – ANY dog, commit to an accredited training course.
No responsible dog owner would refuse to be part of concentrated and expert guided training for their dog in order to keep their beloved animal and aid in public safety. All dogs can inflict harm. Just as all cars can cause fatalities; the responsible owner understands this and takes steps to learn to avoid any potential for harm.
The following study examines the incidence of dog fatalities in Canada and the majority of fatalities are, in fact, not due to Molosser types but are, in fact, due to sled dogs, huskies and crosses of the same.
If the study is too long to read; here is a link to a table provided by the authors:
The province of Québec saw an absurd breed specific legislation tabled in the National Assembly on Thursday, April 13th – presented Martin Coiteux, an individual with absolutely no background in animal science or behaviour. A man that, without, hesitation ignored science, ignored experts in the field of animal sciences and chose to pander to a vocal, small minority of equally as uneducated fear mongers encouraged by media whose sole raison d’être is to sensationalize news, more often than not, at the expense of the truth, in order to increase ratings and readership.
Québec took a golden opportunity to lead in the area of public safety and responsible pet ownership, in addition to adding money to the coffers vis a vis mandatory obedience classes and licensing, and flushed it down the toilet, in favour of ignorant hysteria.
Québec, c’est faire? Non, Québec a échoué.