I saw a discussion about pit bull myths on Facebook and it reminded me of some documents I have from government meetings regarding the city of Kitchener, Ontario. Here are some of the crazier things that were said by authorities at those meetings.
Somehow, Ozzy Osbourne has morphed from bat-eating heavy metal rock star (who I thought was great) to reality TV family man to now self-appointed expert on dog breed identification and dog behaviour.
The Philadelphia Eagles have named Michael Vick their Ed Block Courage Award recipient!
Couldn’t resist reprinting this report from CityNews Toronto.Apparently, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority has issued a “clarification” to airport screening officers because they were taking their job way too seriously and, it appears, arresting passengers who were simply being a little mouthy. The CATSA has now provided two sample lists of potential statements by [...]
Considering Ontario Attorney General Michael Bryant’s recent award from the Canadian Association of Journalists (the Code of Silence Award) for heading up “the most secretive government body in Canada”, I thought I’d point you to one of my favourite past articles suggesting other possible awards for Ontario’s most hated politician.Click here to read my suggestions
A pet owner in Winnipeg now has to pick up his mail four kilometres away from his house because of the animal’s aggressive behaviour towards letter carriers.Here are some of the descriptions from the news story: “aggressive and threatening the letter carrier” “unsafe for the letter carrier to deliver the mail” “we have quite a [...]
The Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario recently asked the province’s Attorney General (of the Liberal Party) to give them some information about how much it has cost Ontario taxpayers to ban a non-existent dog.Below is the response, printed with the permission of the PC party. Do you really want to vote for Dalton McGuinty’s and [...]
TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 1930′s 40′s, 50′s, 60′s and 70′s !!First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn’t get tested for diabetes. Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on [...]
I received the following comment today regarding my “Ontario Bans Pit Bulls” article. This text is copied and pasted from the original comment, including all spelling and grammatical errors. “Guest what? I’m breeding pittbulls because i have a male and a female pitt bull and they are having puppies. You can’t do nothing about it [...]
A ruling from Advertising Standards Canada has found newspaper and television ads (by the Ontario government) this fall falsely suggested that people who visited a government website or phoned a hotline could find new ways to get treatment faster.Misleading the public again? This by the government responsible for the “pit bull” fiasco, the roasting by [...]
I received a comment from Anonymous about my previous post, PETA Kills Animals!, stating that “the Center for Consumer Freedom is a front organization…(with) almost zero credibility”.I do not dispute this. Everyone has an agenda and CCF definitely has one. The following quote is from their “About Us” section: “The Center for Consumer Freedom is [...]
It’s been almost a month since my last post. To make up for that, I’ll quote an article that’s over nine months old.The Center for Consumer Freedom has been a consistent critic of extremist animal rights organizations and has been a valuable source of information regarding not only the terrorist measures to which these groups [...]
In a recent National Post news report, Michael Bryant, the Attorney General of Ontario, was quoted as saying that the federal government’s new dangerous offender legislation is “too broad and will catch too many people in its net without zeroing in on the truly dangerous”. Ironically, the constitutionality of Mr. Bryant’s own dog law is [...]
I never cease to be amazed at the inhuman acts one man will do to another man or, in this case, to a woman.Wife abuser deported to Canada – National Post, September 29, 2006 In case the article disappears, here are some highlights: A Canadian man who spent six years in a Washington state jail [...]
On Wednesday, Caveat posted an article describing the potential for a ban on Labrador Retrievers in the province of Ontario, already infamous for its ban on “pit bulls and anything that sort of looks like one”.Today, a further article was posted, providing a much-requested explanation of the first piece. If you want to really understand [...]
A prestigious British business magazine owned by the Financial Times has named Premier Dalton McGuinty its world “personality of the year.”Praising him as “outgoing and upbeat in that very North American way,” the five-year-old publication hails his “infectious enthusiasm” and notes that “should Ontarians run short on energy, they could always plug in to their [...]
Anyone who follows the fight against breed-specific legislation is well aware of one of the main complaints about laws aimed at the most targeted type of dog, the issue being that there is no such thing as a “pit bull”. The argument goes something like this: First, you take some or all of five or [...]