Pit Bull Ban Upheld In Court Of Appeal.
The Dog Owners’ Liability Act was used by the Ontario government to ban Pit Bulls, making the ownership, breeding, and sale of these animals illegal. This ruling was brought about in 2005 after several Pit Bull attacks.
The Court of Appeal has upheld the right of the province to ban the dogs. Lawyers unsuccessfully argued that it was violation of constitutional rights.
The judges ruled that the dogs have a tendency to be unpredictable and even “docile” pit bulls may attack without provocation or warning. In the interest of public safety it was ruled that nothing less than a total ban would be acceptable.
Those arguing for Pit Bulls claimed that many loving family pets across the province were being killed for no reason and the authorities should be isolating the potentially dangerous animals.
Previously law abiding citizens are looked upon as criminals as they walk their pit bulls in public – even with muzzles on the dogs.
Are all pit bulls dangerous – or does their ferociousness come from breeding and environment?