Small Court Victory For Those Fighting Pit Bull Ban

Temporary stay on pit bull ban

On Monday, those fighting against the controversial pit bull ban, which was scheduled to go into effect in Montreal today, were granted a small victory in court. According to CBC News, the pit bull ban has been temporarily suspended thanks to Quebec Superior Court Justice Louis Gouin.

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On Monday afternoon, the Montreal SPCA, which is fighting the anti-pit bull legislation, updated Facebook followers about the small victory in court. The agency wrote:

FIRST SMALL VICTORY IN COURT! Demand for the Montreal SPCA to suspend the implementation of provisions to certain breeds of the new regulations of the city of Montreal was heard today in Superior Court. The judge will make a decision no later than Wednesday, October 5 but decided to suspend application of the problematic provisions in the meantime.

Montreal pit bull ban suspended

Superior Court Justice Louis Gouin has stated that restrictions on pit bulls, including muzzling and being required to be on a short leash, will not go into effect until Wednesday – the day that Justice Gouin is supposed to make his final ruling.

If Justice Gouin decides to uphold the breed specific legislation (BSL), which was passed by the city council members, it will impact dogs which are defined as:

  • Staffordshire bull terriers
  • American pit bull terriers
  • American Staffordshire terriers
  • Any mix with these breeds
  • Any dog that presents characteristics of one of those breeds

Read more about the flaws in this proposed pit bull legislation at this link to a prior Shelter Me article.

 

 

 

Penny Eims

Penny is a freelance writer who provided content to her National Dog News column at Examiner.com for 8 years. She is a current contributor to Fido Friendly Magazine, as well as a newly formed website, Pet Rescue Report. Penny is married and she has two rescued German shepherds and two kids.

7 comments

  1. Judy says:

    Simply look back in history and see what the “job” was of a pitt bull. Even the mere thought of such a act is pure ignorance.

  2. J.Taylor says:

    Blame the people who train them and abuse these wonderful dogs. Don’t blame the breed or maybe blame the breed of human who does the abuse to these dogs.

  3. J.Taylor says:

    To me and so many other’s this ban is way-out of line, don’t blame the pit bull breed it’s the owners and wrongful trainers who are to blame. The irresponsible owner is what destroys this breeds kindness.

  4. Carmen Roman says:

    I don’t agree with the ban. I hope these poor babies will be freed from the ban. THey can’t help being born a pit bull. God created them we didn’t.

  5. Joyce McCarty says:

    I hope they come to their senses and forget this stupidity. There are many studies out there that prove this sort of legislation is just a bunch of bull!

  6. Kimberly Vogt says:

    Punish the irresponsible humans, not these innocent animals! Pits are NOT the problem, it’s selfish, impulsive people that are ill prepared and ill equipped to take care of themselves let alone another living being that are the problem. AND the cherry on top is short sighted, self serving regulations recommended to remedy this situation. STOP! STOP! STOP! BSL.

  7. Beverly Stumpf says:

    It is just WRONG to ban a breed, it’s not the dogs who chose to fight it is the SUB HUMANS WHO MAKE THEM FIGHT & PUT THEM THROUGH PURE HELL!!!! I CANNOT BELIEVE WHOEVER HAS THE FINAL SAY WOULD EVEN THINK OF BANNING PUT BULLS, THEY ARE THE SWEETEST DOGS AROUND. WHAT YOU SHOULD DO IS HAVE A STIFFER PENALTY FOR THE SUB HUMANS THAT MAKE THESE DOGS FIGHT OR ANIMAL CRUELTY PERIOS !!!!!!!!!!!!

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