On Monday, September 26, 2016, the Montreal city council will vote on the proposed breed specific legislation
If the new legislation becomes law, this will result in the restriction and, in many cases, cause the deaths of many innocent dogs because of their breed.
The proposed legislation targets:
- Staffordshire Bull Terrier,
- American Staffordshire Terrier, and
- American Pit Bull Terrier
- A dog from a cross between one of the breeds listed in paragraph 1 and another dog;
- And any dog(s) having “several morphological characteristics” of mixes of dogs with one of 3 breeds.
Importantly, the proposed legislation states that:
- any dog that kills an animal listed in section 3 (including rabbits, rodents, toads) is declared dangerous, and read that a dog declared dangerous is banned and euthanized - with no appeal process.
- any dogs 20kg+ have to wear a halter or harness
- city representatives can access your home without any warrant, to apply the bylaw.
CKC adamantly opposes breed-specific legislation
—which penalizes the breed and not the deed—in favour of well-crafted dangerous dog legislation that promotes responsible dog ownership and serves to protect the citizens of Quebec.
We have met with Quebec policy makers to reinforce our stance and to offer our expertise and assistance in the development of legislation that is reasonable, enforceable and non-discriminatory.
Make your voice heard and your presence known.
Join fellow responsible dog owners on Monday, September 26, 2016, starting at 5:00 p.m. in front of the Montreal City Hall, at 275 Notre-Dame East, with signs, and a candle, without dogs, to protest – followed by a minute of silence and a candlelight vigil at 7:00 p.m. in memory of Christiane Vadnais.
Show Your Support: Join the Cause and Say NO to Breed Specific Legislation.