Canada Cracks Down on Pit Bulls

Monday, August 29, 2005

Ontario has become the first province in Canada to put its foot down on the breeding and maintaining of pit bulls. Before the end of the 60-day grace period any pit bull currently in Ontario must be spayed or neutered and muzzled when in public. After two months the province will bar any pit bulls from being bred or imported.

A similar law is already in effect in many Canadian cities and here in the United States in places like Denver, Miami and Cincinnati. Pit bull lovers as you can imagine aren't happy with the increase of widespread restrictions.

But when neighborhood animals, let alone humans, are being terrorized by vicious pit bulls inadequately raised by their owners, the city has an obligation to protect its citizens.

I'm quite aware of the number of "good" pit bulls that don't deserve scrutiny, so perhaps there is a better way of handling the problem. No person should ever have to worry about getting mauled and the problem won't remedy itself.