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View Full Version : What the What?!?! Montreal just passed a Ban on so called Pit Bulls! Sick.



Mike
9.28.16, 1:20 PM
It's reported that the bill is so @$%ing vague that any dog with a "large head" can be taken away.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/montreal-pit-bull-dangerous-dogs-animal-control-bylaw-1.3780335

Fear of pit bulls is silly. Owners are the only problem with pit bulls.

This is a "pit bull", for crying out loud.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/53/Schools-out-our-gang-1930.jpg


https://www.facebook.com/DodoImpact/videos/1414612461889176/

tilapin
9.28.16, 8:31 PM
I unfortunately agree with the ban, Dr. Mike...
Up here in Montreal, we have many, many young homeless people going around with dozens of dogs, packs of dogs, some pitbulls and some with only "large heads." Scary, downtown.

Plus, I don't think dog owners can ever control EVERY move the animal makes. For someone to think that, for me, is silly. People die because of dogs gone wild for a few minutes, or are hurt or disfigured.

I realize you dislike the pitbull-specific ban, but...

We'll agree to disagree, yes?

mtj
9.28.16, 8:48 PM
I am for a ban on pit bulls.
These dogs are violent by nature.

tilapin
9.28.16, 9:03 PM
I'm with you, mtj. And I'm not too keen on rottweilers either. :^(

Mike
9.29.16, 12:37 AM
But they aren't violent by nature. They are sweethearts by nature.

They aren't actually bulldogs (also sweet by nature), but are a type of terrier.

boo1
9.29.16, 7:41 AM
I don't like pit bulls or any large dog. They don't like me, I think they can sense I'm nervous around them. I was bite by a neighbor dog when I was 10. I don't agree with a ban on any breed. I believe all pet owners needs to follow leash laws, make sure their dogs are kept in their yard, and keep your animal under control at all times. Homeless people walking around with many dogs would be an issue.

mtj
9.29.16, 10:34 AM
A five-year review of dog-bite injuries from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, published in 2009 in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19644273), found that almost 51 percent of the attacks were from pit bulls, almost 9 percent were from Rottweilers and 6 percent were from mixes of those two breeds.
In other words, a whopping two-thirds of the hospital's dog-attack injuries involved just two breeds, pit bulls and Rottweilers.
Other studies confirm these statistics: A 15-year study published in 2009 in the American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology revealed that pit bulls, Rottweilers and German shepherds were responsible for the majority of fatal dog attacks in the state of Kentucky. [See What Your Dog's Breed Says About You (http://www.livescience.com/19787-dog-owner-breeds-personality.html)]
And a 2011 study from the Annals of Surgery (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21475022) revealed that "attacks by pit bulls are associated with higher morbidity rates, higher hospital charges and a higher risk of death than are attacks by other breeds of dogs."

Do I think that the owner has a lot to do with the behavior of the dog? Yes I do.
I also think these dogs have a natural tendency to attack.
I have read dozens of stories about the "usually nice, sweet, family owned pit bull" suddenly attacking for no reason.

KrisMich
9.29.16, 11:50 AM
I tried to give Pitbulls a chance, but we have a problem here in town as well. Many get them, then don't take care of them and let them run wild. I mentioned on here before how one attacked a stray mama cat that I was feeding. Well, I have witnessed more killings and attacks since then by these dogs. The last was one of the cats I feed, this dog ripped her arm off. It was horrible. There have been children attacked as well. My neighbors will not allow their kids to play in the front yard anymore because of this.

boo1
9.29.16, 12:09 PM
I too have read many horrible stories about pits. My cousin's daughter had 2 pits and a tiny chihuahua. She said her pits were so sweet and gentle with her chihuahua. She came home from work one day to find her tiny dog torn to pieces all over the house. Her boys at the time were ages 4 and 6. She said she loved her pits and couldn't part with them. The family couldn't believe she and her husband were putting their boys in danger. A few months later something happened to change their minds because both pits were put down. They refused to talk about what happened. I wouldn't want one or have them around my grandchildren.