Reverse Decision to Ban Pit Bulls

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Target: Régis Labeaume, Mayor of Quebec City

Goal: Revoke ban on pit bull ownership, which will cause thousands of innocent and gentle dogs to be abandoned or killed.

Officials in Quebec City have decided to outlaw pit bull type dogs by January 1, 2017. Unfortunately, other cities in North America already have breed-specific legislation with many others set to follow suit. This is despite studies finding that bans on certain dog breeds do not reduce dog bites. Instead, it leads to shelters becoming overcrowded with gentle and innocent dogs who face being put down through no fault of their own, simply because they belong to a red-listed breed. As the SPCA explains, this ban will mean “the death of thousands of adoptable and well-behaved dogs simply because of the way they look.”

Residents must effectively abandon their dogs or face paying escalating fines. The city’s mayor has stated that “even if a pit bull has never bitten, even if he appears to be friendly, the owner has six months to get rid of it,” effectively proving how absurd and illogical this new law is. Indeed, this legislation does nothing to address the real problem behind dog bites, often tied to irresponsible pet ownership and animal abuse.

Stopping this ban will save countless dogs from suffering and death and discourage other cities from implementing similar legislation. Sign this petition urging Quebec City to reverse this senseless and harmful decision, and to work to control pet overpopulation and curb cruelty to animals instead.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mayor Labeaume,

Quebec City’s upcoming ban on pit bulls will force owners to abandon their dogs or put them down, even if that dog is “friendly” and “has never bitten.” Those unwilling to give up their cherished companions will effectively be forced to leave the city. This illogical law has caused the ire of your constituents, and rightly so as it will contribute to animal suffering while doing nothing to prevent dog bites in the city. Indeed, studies show that breed-specific legislation is ineffective, and better results are obtained through combatting animal abuse and uncontrolled dog breeding.

Forcing owners to abandon their beloved pets will not solve any issues, and will instead increase overpopulation in shelters. Please reverse the absurd decision to outlaw pit bulls and implement efficient measures of fighting irresponsible pet ownership and animal abuse instead.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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6 Comments

  1. ban the deed not the great breed now. pit bulls used to be nanny dogs to protect the kids in the war.

  2. “Punish the deed, NOT THE BREED!” BSL IS JUST PLAIN WRONG…

  3. What part about the truth that it’s the HUMAN OWNERS who create & determine aggression, not the dog’s breed, that these stupid officials stubbornly refuse to get???! Some better ideas would be:
    – enact “breed specific” legislation against politicians. Who cares what they LOOK like? Most are just BAD for us and our environment.
    – using the same supposed ‘logic,’ apply breed bans against the human race, since, gee, 1000s upon 1000s of HUMAN BEINGS of ANY “breed” are overly-aggressive and cause nothing but terror, destruction and death on earth, and to not only our OWN species, but to countless others as well! Who’s REALLY the “bad dog” here????

    • So right you are D.M., Lisa, John. With half a mind one can determine the fault lies within the owner(s)and said treatment of these beautiful dogs. They are not ‘bred for aggression’unless raised for fighting which is appalling to its very core. I have met numerous jubilant, loving pits just on my daily walks, in our dog-loving neighborhood.I witness them year after year, same loving parents, same dogs. This so-called ban is just another form of government controlling the breath we breathe, regulating whatever dog species we can or cannot have in our lives. I am a fierce proponent for these wonderful dogs, and have assisted in my humblest way of assuring their adoption, one at a time.

  4. I am SHOCKED that breeds still seem to be a problem in many people’s heads. There is no dangerous breed or non-dangerous breed! It’s about US humans and how we raise them! Finally get this into your heads!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Dog breed bans are dumb as fuck.
    No breed of dog is born violent.
    Humans are what turns them violent with abuse.

    Honestly I would be more scared of a ankle bitter chihuahua then I would a pit or any large breed dog any day.

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