In the Ancaster News view points are still trying to get across to the public why the breed ban lacks accurate and statistical data. I don't think it's so much the people that need to be convinced. The government wasn't looking for accurate data. There was one goal for Michael Bryant and the Liberal party and that was to get rid of Pit bulls period.
As for other breeds mistaken for Pit bulls, they are sure to be on the banned list next along with other dogs that the government decides should be on the 'Dangerous List'.
If we allow one breed to be banned, there will be so many other breeds that will follow. That's why it's so important to support the Legal Fight and stop this senceless ban and give us back our rights as citizens. It's wrong of the government to dictate as to what kind of breed we own.
Statistical data does not support a ban against pit bulls
(Oct 27, 2006)
As an animal lover I am shocked and appalled by the pit bull ban. Pit bull is not even a specific breed but a term that includes many breeds of dogs, and many people could not even tell you which dogs are pit bulls and which are not. There are at least 20 breeds of dogs that are mistaken for pit bulls everyday.
After doing research, I was shocked to discover that pit bulls do not even have locking jaws as I have always heard. This is just a legend. Pit bulls are very misunderstood and this is mostly due to lack of education. There is no scientific proof, and statistical data is inaccurate to prove anything against pit bulls. Neither Canada nor Ontario keeps statistics on dog bites. Any breed can become mean through lack of training, abuse, neglect, and irresponsible ownership and breeding.
The law is too vague and broad and applies to many other breeds. The Ontario ban even covers breeds that look like a pit bull and that are not actually a part of the breed. Banning an entire breed does not solve the problem of responsible ownership. There is no scientific basis to say that pit bulls are any more dangerous than any other dog. In the hands of a caring, responsible owner pit bulls can be wonderful pets just like any other. The decision to legislate this breed has been done without proper research or public input.