Home / Badge Abuse / Puppycide / City Passes Law Banning Pit Bulls — Will Take and Kill All ‘Pit Bull-Type’ Dogs Without a Permit

City Passes Law Banning Pit Bulls — Will Take and Kill All ‘Pit Bull-Type’ Dogs Without a Permit

pit bull

Montreal, CA – The city council of Montreal recently voted to ban ownership of pit bulls, causing outrage from dog lovers everywhere.

The measure was voted by a 37-23 majority, in response to controversy caused by a random dog attack, which was an isolated incident.

Mayor Denis Coderre issued a statement after the vote saying, “My duty as mayor of Montreal is making sure I am working for all Montrealers. And I am there to make sure they feel safe and that they are safe.”

The new law will go into effect starting on October 3rd, and will effectively ban new ownership of any pit bull or “pit bull type dogs.”

The law says that the following breeds will be marked as “pit bull type dogs.”

-Staffordshire bull terriers.
-American pit bull terriers.
-American Staffordshire terriers.
-Any mix with these breeds.
-Any dog that presents characteristics of one of those breeds.

There is a court appeal planned by those who are objecting to the new measure.

The Montreal SPCA is among the groups pushing a court challenge of the law, saying that this could lead to the deaths of countless innocent animals.

“If the city of Montreal truly wanted to ensure public safety, it would not have forced a rushed adoption of controversial legislation which is unfair, unenforceable, and, most importantly, ineffective,” the agency said in a statement.

According to the CBC, those who now own a dog of those breeds in Montreal will have to acquire a special permit in order to keep their pet by Dec. 31, 2016. Those who fail to acquire a permit will have their dog taken and killed after the law goes into effect.

READ MORE:  Two Police Dogs Die at Florida Officer's Home After He Left them in Hot SUV All Day

The fine print of the law even says that a pit bull must be automatically euthanized when their owner dies.

While there has traditionally been heavy debate over larger breeds of dogs, in recent years, the debate has died down. An overwhelming majority of people now agree that like humans, a dog’s temperament and personality are largely based on their upbringing and life experiences.

In fact, a recent study conducted at the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences showed that a dog’s upbringing, not its breed, is responsible for aggression.

The study was published in the journal Applied Animal Behaviour Science in 2014, and was called Human directed aggression in domestic dogs (Canis familiaris): Occurrence in different contexts and risk factors.”

dd

The study surveyed 14,000 dog owners in the U.K and found that the dog’s environment was entirely responsible for its aggressive tenancies.

John Vibes is an author and researcher who organizes a number of large events including the Free Your Mind Conference. He also has a publishing company where he offers a censorship free platform for both fiction and non-fiction writers. You can contact him and stay connected to his work at his Facebook page.<strong> John is currently battling cancer naturally</strong>, without any chemo or radiation, and will be working to help others through his experience, if you wish to contribute to his treatments <a href=”https://www.gofundme.com/johnvibescancer”>please donate here</a>.
  • JennaTrull

    I guess it’s easier to just pick a breed and start killing than it would be to change the laws so that EVERYONE who lets their dog run amok gets into trouble… much like it’s easier to just keep killing black people than it is to make police stop that shit.

    • Tabbytha

      When government officials run amok, death is the result…. an entire breed is sentenced to death with the stroke of a pen. I feel safer with the “irresponsible” dog owners then with these fool officials!

  • mary.whiteley

    I usually get paid something like 6 thousand-8 thousand bucks a month working from home on the internet. If you are prepared to finish easy at home task for few hrs a day from your home and gain good benefit for doing it… Then this golden opportunity is for you… http://korta.nu/NDe

  • Monica Robinett

    Yea humans natural instinct is to kill what they are scared of…makes since ..God Bless the animals that has to be born and suffer in this cruel world! :'(

  • Lans_Starsider

    “Any dog that presents characteristics of one of those breeds.” That’s a REALLY broad statement. At a basic level this could be interpreted as ‘it’s a dog’ because a characteristic of all those breeds is that THEY’RE DOGS. And you can bet that this is how the cops will interpret it from now on whenever they blow someone’s dog away.

    • Katydid

      Well, they were just murdering random dogs for no reason. Now they can claim they thought it was a pit bull, even if it’s a chihuahua.

    • Mark McCarrion

      Bullpit! These dogs are instantly identified. Huge head, gaping mouth, exceptionally muscular, short smooth coat, medium sized.

      Be lucky it is just a ban. These monster doganeed to allbeeuthanized aand the breed banned nationwide.

  • Greg Geitner

    we raised our boys with a staffordshire terrier. sundance NEVER bit a human even when being provoked by tail and ear pulling small children. she would back dogs out of the yard and would stop where the yard ended, using only enough force to get the job done. an amazing, much loved and much missed companion. its true that these pit bulls are what you make them. proper socialization starting at an early age is key. as for kidnapping and indiscriminate killing of these animals well, you kill my dog- i kill you. no exceptions.

  • Elisa Lenz

    How come there are so many as*holes in charge?

    • Tabbytha

      Because people let them get away with things rather than fight them.

  • TheCogitator

    If dogs can be taken and killed because they are of a dangerous breed, are there any plans to carry this over to people?

    • IT IS A PROVEN FACT the most dangerous animal on the planet are humans.

      • junktex

        Especially neocons

  • tapatio

    The Pit Bull alone is responsible for 54% of all dog attack related fatalities. King County, WA still has a four figure fine for possession of a Pit. Pit Bulls and Rottweilers should be banned nation-wide.

    • Katydid

      Maybe ban any breed that has ever attacked someone. Lots of German Shepards on that list.

      • Tabbytha

        Then no one can ever have a dog then. Brilliant (sarc)

        • Katydid

          Exactly.

      • tapatio

        Stupid comment. German shepherds, boxers, etc are very stable, calm animals so long as they are properly raised and treated.

        Pit bull and Rottweilers are NOT stable or calm. Those who own those breeds tend to encourage vicious behavior.

        • junktex

          “Those who own those breeds tend to encourage vicious behavior.” True and that is the problem,not the dog.

          • tapatio

            Pit bulls also suffer from instability by comparison to other breeds. Rottweilers are not quite so bad.

          • bear

            lol…are you okay ..you need help

          • Doug Thomsen

            your a retard

          • tapatio

            Awww, and who is too ignorant to comprehend the difference between “your” and “you’re”?

            What a F’ing loser.

          • Tamra Fletcher

            Che appears to be more concerned with spell check than facts. Typical fight reaction when there is no substance or merit behind his rhetoric.

        • Earl Robinson

          I call Bullshit!!

          • tapatio

            Well, clean yourself up.

        • bear

          boxer is not calm actually one of the most dumbest dogs ever ..they never calm down and always going crazy ..almost all the dog bites in my neighbourhood growing up were from all german shepperds.remember they went through the same bullshit pitbulls are going through now way back in the 70s 80s

    • Tim Flick

      Communist idiots like you should be banned nice Che pic loser

      • tapatio

        Go sniff your mutt’s butt. Then lick.

        • Tim Flick

          Figures you are a liberal loser I think asshats like you should have your citizenship revoked and sent to live in Cuba have fun making $3.00 a day fuand farewell

          • tapatio

            What is a “fuand” farewell? Did you make it past 6th grade Mr Duck Dynasty-meets-Honey Booboo?

        • Jamie Hall

          You sound as if you practice that ritual quite frequently.

    • bear

      and if you do the real research 54% most of them were not even pitbulls..they also released the statement that dog who killed the woman in montreal was not even a pitbull had no pitbull DNA what so ever but it had rotweiller..

    • Doug Thomsen

      bullshit your an asshat probably got your info from dogbites.org a known anti pitbull org spewing lies an misleading propaganda

    • Tamra Fletcher
  • Anthony Comeau

    “As the mayor I am here to represent all Montrealers.” Really motherfucker then why are you spitting on a grouo of them based of feelings and opinion rather than using science and fact to make decisions. You guys are always talking shit about Americans but you are more asisine than we are

  • junktex

    Pit bulls aren’t the threat,it’s their human owners t make them aggressive.

  • Camren Bernier-Tilley

    Well if a dog bites anyone for any reason that dog had better be put down…that means vicious lap dogs…judge the dog not the breed. I’ve never met a pit that wasn’t a giant baby..
    Every single dog I’ve ever seen or met that was violent was NOT any kind of pit. Chihuahuas, Weiner dogs, cocker spaniels, terriers of all kinds… dogs that spend their entire lives locked to a chain outside in a doghouse…
    owners that encourage this vicious behavior…”oh he so protective of me” should not be allowed to own dogs. If a loving owner of a lot should have their gentle baby taken and murdered.
    Here in my hometown it’s the dog that displays violent tendencies not the breed that is judged.

  • weightliftering

    this is good. pitbulls should be banned. they are a naturally aggressive animal, and they can cause a lot of damage. people who support pitbulls have a confirmation bias from their own pitbull that just happens to not be aggressive. sorry but thats just anectodal evidence, it doesnt mean anything. if you look at the statistics, which you probably won’t because you’re stupid and dogmatic, you’ll see that pitbulls cause the majority of all dog attacks
    while I don’t agree that existing pitbulls should be killed, I agree 100% no one should be allowed to own new pitbulls.