I cannot find the words to comment on this lack of thought from the town council of Neguac, New Brunswick. My only comment would have to be; way to hurl Neguac! I hope your pop drops from 1623 to ZERO.
In an article from the Times and Transcript, the witch hunt is described in detail.
breeds that fall under the pit bull label and owners are now required to
surrender their pets, no questions asked.
The community, located about 30-minutes northeast of Miramichi, passed a
bylaw banning the ownership of the breeds that are considered pit bulls.
Pit bull is a blanket term used to describe several breeds within the
molosser family that share similar physical characteristics.
Typically lumped into the pit bull-type dog category are breeds like the
American Staffordshire Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull
Terrier, and sometimes the American Bulldog and the Bull Terrier.
Village administrator Denis Bujold told Canadaeast News Service that
council's decision to revamp its dog bylaw to include the enforced ban on pit
bulls stems from a few incidents involving the dogs showing aggression towards
people and other dogs.
Bujold said the new legislation allows the municipal animal control
officer to seize any of the breeds covered by the ban.
Under the ban, even pit bulls with a perfect track record of
non-aggression and a quality family life are required to be surrendered.
“He will seize it there and there will have to (be) some arrangement with
the dog, whatever they want to do with it,” said Bujold. “That's up to that
owner what they want to do with it, but there's one thing sure; he cannot own
his dog in the municipality.”