Letter to Montréal city councillors

Dear Sir/Madam:

Three months after offering assistance and experience to Mayor Coderre in drafting an effective animal control bylaw, we find ourselves in the same position again – offering help and hoping for a reasonable and personal reply.

Toronto’s real dog bite data

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.

Where does your money go when you donate to HSUS?

According to its own 2011 tax return, of the $122 million in donations it received that year, The Humane Society of the United States gave less than ½ of 1 percent (.5%) to “hands on pet shelters” who were involved with the “daily care, adoption, and/or rehabilitation of dogs, cats, rabbits and horses”. On the other hand, 31% went to salaries and benefits. 42% went to marketing, advertising, fundraising, and lobbying.

Witch! Witch!

Earlier this year, I introduced someone to the movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”. When we got to the Witch scene, I was struck by the similarities between a “witch hunt” and a “pit bull hunt”.

Is my dog a “pit bull” in Ontario?

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.

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