Saturday, 8 October 2016

National Pitbull Awareness Month


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October is National Pitbull Awareness Month. None of us are strangers in the fight to stop breed bans. Whether you are for or against.... that is another story. I love Pits, they are gorgeous sweet natured dogs who unfortunately fall into the wrong hands far too much. Why do these dogs keep falling into the wrong hands? Because they are a very strong dog, full of muscle and loyalty. Combine muscle and loyalty with people who want those attributes for all the wrong reasons, and you have a very very bad combination - which in turn (imo) has been a big contributor towards these breed bans.


Recently there was a petition spreading worldwide to stop the city of Montreal, Canada from a Pitbull ban bylaw. While the bylaw lacked quite a lot of specifics, from what I read the bylaw was to be as follows:

Montreal is banning the acquisition of "Pitbull type dogs."
Owners who currently own Pits in the city of Montreal will be allowed to keep their dogs, however there would be a lot of harsh restrictions - restrictions such as having to muzzle your dog while out in public, criminal background checks, special permits, having to walk your dog on a short leash at all times, and many more rules. And the city had warned, if the rules are broken, it could result in your dog being euthanized.

HOWEVER... with the help of animal advocates, and worldwide petitions, this past Wednesday, Quebec Superior Court judge suspended the new law pending a court ruling on a legal challenge.

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre claims that he will not back down from the law, so that means... the fight will continue. I will keep you all updated on the bylaw as it continues to unfold.

Help us fight the fight! If you see a petition going around social media to help the Pitbull's of Montreal - please take a moment to sign it.

What are your views on this new bylaw?
Share with us in the comments!



Today we are co hosting 2 blog hops - The Pet Parade as well as Flashback Friday.
For the parade, we are spreading our love of Pit's.. and for FF, I have shared one of my most favorite Pit poems. I shared this a couple years ago here on the blog, so thought it would fit in nicely for a FF and today Pit post. Thanks so much for taking the time to read! xx


We are co hosting the Pet Parade blog hop along with:
Bionic Basil, Barking From The Bayou, and our host - Rascal And Rocco

We are also co hosting Flashback Friday, along with our host -
Five Sibe's Mom


Pet Parade Link Up:



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7 comments:

  1. We were so happy to see that they stopped the ban until the court cases are settled. ♥ Pit Bulls

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  2. I never understood why people had to discriminate against pit bulls. I had so many pit bulls that wouldn't even dare to hurt a fly and just attack you with kisses. Some people are just so closed minded. I remember when I was walking my one year old pitbull (Porsche) in a park. I noticed a man walking towards me with his daughter, and as soon as we got closer to them, just minding our own business and enjoying our walk, he picked up his daughter and was holding her until we walked by them. That honestly really hurt my feelings. I hope people give pitbulls a chance before making assumptions. Sorry for the rant. Great post!
    Margot

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  3. I never understood why people had to discriminate against pit bulls. I had so many pit bulls that wouldn't even dare to hurt a fly and just attack you with kisses. Some people are just so closed minded. I remember when I was walking my one year old pitbull (Porsche) in a park. I noticed a man walking towards me with his daughter, and as soon as we got closer to them, just minding our own business and enjoying our walk, he picked up his daughter and was holding her until we walked by them. That honestly really hurt my feelings. I hope people give pitbulls a chance before making assumptions. Sorry for the rant. Great post!
    Margot

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  4. Pits used to be known as the "babysitter" breed because they are so loyal, loving, and protective of the kids in their family. This is not a bad thing. Pit bulls have gotten such a bad rap from the wrong people either not training them or training them to be aggressive. So sad. I love pits! ~Rascal and Rocco

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  5. I signed a petition a few days ago. My daughter has a sweet pitbull.

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  6. I was so distressed by Montreal's BSL & ban on Pit Bull "type" dogs. It's so upsetting when another city jumps on the hate train. It's so inhumane & doesn't do anything to stop dog bites. When I volunteered at the Animal shelter we had so many great Pit Bull & Pit Bull mix dogs. They were awesome, sweet playful & loving dogs.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  7. I was so distressed by Montreal's BSL & ban on Pit Bull "type" dogs. It's so upsetting when another city jumps on the hate train. It's so inhumane & doesn't do anything to stop dog bites. When I volunteered at the Animal shelter we had so many great Pit Bull & Pit Bull mix dogs. They were awesome, sweet playful & loving dogs.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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