Monday, October 17, 2005

Another Canadian Dog Breed Ban?

Another Canadian Dog Breed Ban?
Here we go again. IT IS STUPID TO BAN SPECIFIC DOG BREEDS. People will just switch to other breeds, and the biting problems will go on and on…
<<The ownership of Rottweilers and Dobermans will soon be banned (in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada), with the drafting of a new bylaw that puts these two breeds under the dangerous dogs category.>>

What a pile of GARBAGE. Rottweilers and Dobermans are good family dogs and safe in public. There’s no way there are so many dogs threatening people in this town that they need to pass a breed ban law. So, what about aggressive specimens? Do you know how hard it is to purchase a Rottweiler or Doberman that can do professional security or police work? If it was so easy to find such a dog, then where are they on the police departments around the world? You’ll find a handful of Rottweilers, and a handful of Dobermans in all of North America. Most dogs, of ANY breed, that bite are usually a.) poorly bred; b.) poorly socialized; c.) poorly supervised; and d.) poorly contained. In addition, we never talk about if the "victim" did something stupid to get bitten in the first place. When it is a kid, we blame the dog... instead of the kid and their idiot parents. It is politically incorrect (especially in the People's Republic of Canada) to ask for any kind of personal responsibility from people or their kids... nooooo... we blame some dumb animal and hold it to the standards of human reasoning, morality and behavior.

<<Rottweilers and Dobermans have been added to the existing list of dangerous dogs that include Staffordshire Bull Terriers, American Pit Bull Terriers and American Staffordshire Terriers, or any mixed breed involving the above. >>

Once a town bans a certain breed, they just start adding breeds to the list. In Italy, they now have a list of NINETY TWO BREEDS that are banned! Breed banning lists like this are just freaking insane.

<<Lorri Nelson, shelter manager for the Meadow Lake & District Humane Society (MLDHS), said they were looking for an alternative to breed-banning in August. “I don’t particularly support breed banning,” Nelson said. “Any dog can be dangerous regardless of breed,” she said, citing the example of an unsocialized Cocker Spaniel which can be just as menacing.>>

True. I’ve seen dangerous dogs in all the breeds, without exception.

<<According to Nelson, MLDHS proposed to Town Council to introduce a high risk license that will make it more expensive for unneutered dogs to be licensed. “The real genesis is to get people to spay or neuter,” she said. According to information from Paw Prints & Pur Inc., a non-profit organization in Louisiana, U.S., neutering decreases roaming by 90 per cent. It also reduces territoriality and aggression, including territory marking and fighting to defend it.>>

WRONG. Neutering won’t solve dog attacks. If a dog is aggressive or a fear biter, then it will continue to be aggressive or a fear biter after neutering or spaying. Most dog attacks are on a.) people the dog already knows; and b.) Someone who lives next door; and c.) most likely a male child. Neutering/ spaying won’t address any of this.

<<Statistics from the American Humane Association also reveal unneutered dogs are 2.6 times more likely to bite than neutered ones. Children are often the victims, and bites typically involve the face. >>

These types of statistics are bogus.

<<“It’s almost always children, boys under 10,” Nelson said. >>

Hmmmm… and where the heck are the parents? How is it that these dogs are getting the chance to bite these kids?

By the way, do you know what a “pit bull terrier” is? It is a cross between a terrier and a bull dog. So, I ask you morons that want to ban certain breeds of dog…

What if I cross a bulldog with a terrier? Can’t I re-create the breed all over again? And how do you prevent this? And how would you know? So, do you now ban the breeding of all bulldogs and terriers? And if you do, don’t you think that I could cross other breeds and re-create the bulldog or the terrier? Of course I could. Breed banning is a mindless solution. So are spay/ neuter laws. The CORRECT answers a.) responsible people watching their kids; b.) breeders breeding high quality dogs of all breeds; c.) cities providing space and zoning to encourage dog training and public socialization; d.) and finally, laws requiring personal responsibility. DUH!

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