Hillier introduces Bill to end BSL

Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, reintroduced legislation to end breed specific legislation of pitbulls in Ontario. 


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  • Laura Kathleen
    commented 2013-10-04 10:45:33 -0400
    Thank you Janice, cited facts are always important. As far is the pro BSL and “pitbull” haters? They will always exist in their ill informed world. Haters gonna hate..who cares this ban is getting overturned! and FYI for people like Scott, there are many of these type of dogs that are amazing family dogs that have never done wrong. This is essentially racial profiling you are doing, its wrong for people and its wrong for dogs. Instead of wasting all this time spewing hate maybe use the time to educate yourself. Thanks a million Randy for all you do!
  • Nicole Dombroskie
    commented 2013-10-04 09:50:01 -0400
    Finally! Punish the deed, not the breed! As a former owner of one of the targeted breeds, I have seen first hand how loyal and loving these dogs can be when they are LOVED and not used for criminal activity. Like a previous poster said, criminals don’t care aboit the law, so BSL has done nothing to curb the REAL PROBLEM. All it has done is target law abiding pet owners and probably increased the amount of illegal puppy mills. Tell me, how is that a good thing?
  • Kd Rushnell
    commented 2013-10-04 01:14:59 -0400
  • ABeautiful Tornado
    commented 2013-10-04 00:01:34 -0400
    As a past owner of this breed (4 beautiful angels) I would consider myself very knowledgeable on the breed and its unique characteristics. The BSL was put in place in response to a handful of violant dog attacks on people within a small timeframe by “pitbull-like” dogs… (uhh?? ) and so begins the hysteria… and the ignorance of people who know NOTHING about the breed. FYI, judging a breed is like stereotyping a race. Its not right and it shouldn’t be done. Period. Understand the breed and their unique traits and then adjust your training accordingly. Pitbulls are people dogs who are deeply loyal to their humans and without proper socialization CAN BE alpha agressive to other animals (and thats not always the case, since each dog IS different). They are easily trained, very smart and thrive in a family environment. .. probably why police forces in the States are starting to use them… I could go on and on explaining the breed, but frankly anyone who has an opinion on this legislation should know this information already.
  • ABeautiful Tornado
    commented 2013-10-03 20:12:25 -0400
    Nicely put Robin… I have an idea, if the province is so concerned with dog bites why don’t they put a law in place that forces all dog owners to muzzel ALL breeds in public all the time… problem solved. I love pitbulls and the BSL was by far one of the most moronic non-educated legislation the Ontario government has passed. What’s next?? Witch trials?? How embarassing for us smart folk!
  • Karen Bouckhuyt
    commented 2013-10-03 16:55:23 -0400
    I agree 100%….pitbulls are wonderful dogs it’s the people that own them that make them mean