Why the Toronto Star’s October 2014 editorial saying that Ontario’s “pit bull” ban has worked is not only misleading, but also uses statistics that are scientifically impossible to obtain with any accuracy.
In the past nine years, Michael Bryant has killed more people than the dogs he claimed were dangerous to public safety. Yet the Ontario government refuses to even consider a discussion of alternatives to their breed-specific ban.
More than 36 hours after a serious dog attack on a toddler in Ontario, I have only been able to find three news stories about the incident and I suspect that the only reason why is because the dog was identified as something other than a “pit bull”.
Just over a week ago, I received a marketing e-mail from a particular Ontario Liberal Party candidate. This particular e-mail was entitled “I lost by 210 votes”.
Ontario Dog Walk Reminds Of Missed Opportunity for Increased Safety – Dog lovers in Ontario are set to converge Saturday on Queen’s Park for The Million Mutt March to End B.S.L..
Today, a member of one of the Internet groups that I’m on asked if a certain mix of dog has to be muzzled in Ontario. Here’s my answer. I would like to say “to avoid confusion”, but unfortunately that wouldn’t be true.
This is my somewhat detailed explanation of what happened during Ontario’s clause-by-clause hearings on Bill 16 on May 9, 2012.
I have a minor correction to the Canadian “death by dog” statistics that I quoted in my letter to the Toronto Star. The actual numbers are very similar, but I feel I should give you the exact statistics instead of my prior guesses.
Thomas Walkom was outspoken against the Ontario ban in 2004 and 2005 and was one of the voices of reason in the media at the time. It’s nice to see he’s still speaking out. Thanks, Thomas.
A satirical look at the Toronto Star’s “pit bulls are dangerous” editorial.