Ontario Government Introduces Bill to Repeal Breed Specific Legislation
The official announcement to table the Bill to repeal Breed Specific Legislation in Toronto will take place on Thursday, November 21 in Toronto and CKC will be on site to support this important Bill. If passed, the changes would update the Dog Owners Liability Act and the Animals for Research Act—and end almost fifteen years of discriminatory legislation on Ontario
CKC opposes fear-based breed-specific legislation (BSL) in favour of well-crafted dangerous dog legislation that is reasonable, enforceable and non-discriminatory. We believe that public awareness and education, stronger enforcement of existing bylaws and stiffer penalties for irresponsible owners are more effective at protecting the public.
CKC thanks MPP Rick Nicholls and MPP David Piccini for their efforts in bringing this Bill forward and we look forward to working together on further initiatives in support of responsible dog ownership and canine welfare.