In the debate over whether pit bulls should be banned, Montreal's mayor has demonstrated rare grit. It takes backbone to stand firmly against every professional organization on the continent, and to embrace heroic ignorance.
"Any one of those dogs could have killed that cat if they wanted to, but they didn’t."
Imagine coming home to discover that, without any warning, police and city officials have entered your house while you were out and removed your beloved dog, leaving a warrant taped to the front door saying that your dog has been deemed "illegal."
Advocates have said for years that breed-specific legislation just doesn't work.
These dogs made us laugh. They made us cry. Sometimes they even wore pajamas.
"Maybe she can open some eyes and change some hearts."
“It’s so much about the pit bulls that it seems like it’s not so much about my fiancée anymore.”
These gorgeous puppies face uncertain futures because of terrible pit bull bans.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has thrown its hat in with an anti-pit bull coalition. This group's agenda is to have pit bulls banned across the United States -- a move which seems to lead, inexorably, to the dogs being killed.
What you don't realize when you adopt your first pit bull are all of the things that come as part of that package deal. Sure, you've got your normal puppy things, i.e. house breaking, training, the occasional potty accident to clean, etc. You also get a fair amount of ignorance, and hate.