Get Past the Word Pitbull Please

I wonder sometimes why people aren't in an uproar about the Ontario Court of Appeal's decision to uphold Ontario's Dog Owners' Liability Act.  I guess it's because people can't get past the word “Pitbull”.  Since they can't get past that word and all of the preconceived notions they have about “pitbulls” people just don't seem …

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Calling All Dog Owners

CALLING ALL DOG OWNERS – PLEASE CROSS POST Whereabouts Unknown Somewhere on the Trans Canada highway between eastern Manitoba and the Ontario border a trek for the homeless has taken a slightly different path. Kerry Pakarinen has walked over 2700 kilometres since July in his cross-Canada trek to raise funds and awareness for the plight …

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Defending Freedom and Democracy

Today is Remembrance Day, an important day.  It's the anniversary of the end of WW1, 90 years ago this year.  Canadians died, in that war and in others, defending freedom and democracy, and standing up against oppression and tyranny.  As a country, we collectively remember those people who sacrificed their lives on this day each year.  The lives of some given for …

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Why You Should Care About the Pitbull Ban Even if You Don't Care About Pitbulls

If the Ontario law stands, it could very easily spread like wildfire.  Even if you don’t care about “pitbulls” ANYTHING can be banned if the courtdecision stands, with no evidence of “apprehension of harm”.   Warrantless Search & Seizure – Replace “Pitbull” with any other item or any breed of dog.  Is it okay in …

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Twas the night before ~ with a twist

'Twas a month before Christmas and Santa was sad. It was looking to him like the world had gone mad. Instead of his usual naughty and nice list. He was perusing papers saying Cease! Stop! Desist! He didn't get letters asking him “Please”. Instead saying things like, “animal enslavement, abuse, you old Geeze!” That left …

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Update on PEIVMA

October 30, 2008 PEI Veterinary Medical AssociationThe Farm Centre Building420 University AvenueCharlottetown, PE C1A 7Z5 Thank you for your recent e-mail to the Prince Edward Island VeterinaryMedical Association (PEIVMA) concerning elective surgeries such as earcropping, tail docking, and dewclaw removal. I ask that you bear with me with regard to this 'form' letter in response …

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