Fight to End The 'Pit Bull' Ban/crosspost
Cross posted from another website. I hope this is an all right place to post this:
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Toronto: Queens Park, Ottawa: The Supreme Court Building
Street: Ottawa, ON
In November of 2005 Breed Specific Legislation went into LAW in Ontario through Bill 132. The Dog Owner's Liability Act (DOLA) was amended.
We are protesting because people are not receiving EQUAL treatment under the law especially if they own short haired dogs with broad snouts.
We are protesting because ALL Canadians, due to BSL, cannot travel freely across Canada due to a shape of a dogs head although guaranteed by The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
We are protesting, that for the first time in Canadian history, reverse onus is now law and owners of dogs that might look pit bull type are now guilty and must prove innocence.
We are protesting because thousands of responsible owners of pit bull type dogs, or those considered substantially similar (“SS”), have to pay for a few irresponsible owners.
We are protesting because we do not believe that discrimination, profiling or segregation of any segment of society should be law.
BSL came to Ontario in the form of Bill 132 in Nov. 2005.
On Thursday June 11 the Supreme Court of Canada made the decision to deny an appeal of Bill 132 (BSL, “Pit Bull” Ban). NONE of the above was important enough to receive attention by our “highest” courts.
This is not just about dog owners. This is about the rights of ALL citizens in this province to travel freely and be treated equally.
We RALLY to promote responsible dog ownership and owner accountability, NOT breed bans.
Main locations will be in Toronto and Ottawa.
Toronto: Queens Park 2 to 5 pm
Ottawa: The Supreme Court Building 2 to 5 pm
LEST WE FORGET
It's been a long 4 years and it's not over yet. Remember: Silence implies acceptance. We need EVERYONE out at these protests. They think that not enough of us care. They think we will eventually go away. Well do we? Will we? It's up to you. We MUST keep fighting to end the discriminatory aspect of the DOLA. It MUST be removed.
We don't have a choice.
WE WILL BE WEARING RED AND BLACK TO THIS EVENT!!
Thanks Fran for that great idea!
ALL DOGS ATTENDING MUST BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH DOLA. BE RESPONSIBLE!
CAR POOLING INFORMATION!
If you need a ride or can pick people up then post in the group here: CAR POOLING FOR THE PROTEST | Facebook. php?gid=90778997438
We want everyone to be able to make it regardless of financial or mobility restraints!
Please, if you can't be there in person... have one in your area. Contact this addy "firstname.lastname@example.org" to tell them where you are and they will add your area to the list on facebook. All pet owners are in trouble with this law. "They came for ours until they are gone. They will come for yours until they are gone too"
There is supposed to be one in Halifax, NS as well but I do not know exactly where. Please cross post.