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."