Permanently Lift Pit Bull Ban

Target: Louis Gouin, Quebec Superior Court Justice

Goal: Encourage judge to make the suspension on Montreal’s pit bull ban permanent.

Earlier this week, Montreal ordered a pit bull ban, which made it illegal for shelters to adopt out pit bulls and mandated that owners of pit bulls must adhere by strict laws. This ban included dogs that resembled American Staffordshire terriers, Staffordshire bull terriers, American pit bull terriers, or any mix of those breeds. Thankfully this ban has been lifted, for now.

With the ban in effect, all pit bulls in Montreal shelters would be euthanized and owners of pit bulls would be required to pay a permit and undergo a criminal background check. Their dogs would be sterilized, vaccinated and micro-chipped and would be forced to wear a muzzle and be tethered to a four foot leash while in public. If the owner did not comply with these demands, then the dog would be euthanized.

Thankfully there is a temporary suspension on this ban. Sign this petition to thank the judge for this suspension and encourage him to make it permanent.


Dear Justice Gouin,

Recently, Montreal ordered a pit bull ban, which put strict regulations on pit bull owners and made it illegal for shelters to adopt out pit bulls. Thanks to you, this unfair law has been temporarily lifted.

With this ban, all pit bulls in Montreal shelters would be euthanized and owners who do not comply with the new regulations would have their dogs euthanized. It is an unfair law that discriminates based on breed and hate. Breed-specific legislation does not help people or animals, but instead brings upon more unnecessary misery and death.

Ontario has had a pit bull ban for the last ten years and dog biting incidents have gone up. Please consider making the suspension of this ban permanent. Innocent dogs should not be killed only because of the way they look.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Laurie Miskell says:

    “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
    ― Josh Billings

  2. This law is a double edged sword. On the one hand it is a shame to ban such a loving breed but on the other hand if they are not banned it makes it easier for those sick individuals that fight these dogs to obtain & keep them. Think about both sides before you sign.

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