June 14, 2024
Pit bull ban to be lifted?
Hillier said the law has led to the improper seizure of some dogs but is largely unenforced.
Hillier said the law has led to the improper seizure of some dogs but is largely unenforced.

The Doug Ford government is considering ending the pit bull ban.

Jenessa Crognali, press secretary for Ontario Attorney General Doug Downey, said Monday the government is “considering all options with regards to the Dog Owners Liability Act and breed-specific legislation.”

Former Attorney General Michael Bryant, under former premier Dalton McGuinty, passed legislation in 2005 that banned the importation and breeding of pit bulls in Ontario.

Pit bulls already in the province were allowed to stay provided owners ensured their dogs were sterilized and, while in public, leashed and muzzled.

The legislation was introduced and passed after several high profile pit bull attacks.

Fans of the dogs were vocal in their opposition to the law from the start, calling it vaguely worded and unfair — urging the government to instead punish bad dog owners.

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