High Five to Arnold Schwarzenegger

Thank Dogness there is still some good old common sense left in the world! California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed Assembly Bill 241 which would have prohibited any person or entity from having 50 or more intact dogs or cats. He returned the bill with the following veto message: To the Members of the California …

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Denver mis-identification process update

Denver newspapers are a-buzz with questions about whether thousands of family pets have been slaughtered simply because of the mis-identification process. Well, duh? Check out this quote from The Denver Daily News. This snippet is Doug Kelley (director of animal control in Denver) defending the “system”. System defended Doug Kelley, director of animal control, defended …

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How does Denver identify a dog as a “pitbull”?

Have you wondered how Denver identifies a dog as a “pitbull”? I always find it a curious process how it is that one identifies something that is a slang term or label as opposed to a concrete provable subject. As I have said over and over, the term “pitbull” is a slang term for a …

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Denver’s breed identification was challenged

In a case against the city of Denver where 3 “breed ID experts” identified a dog (Dexter) as a “pitbull”; Dexter's owner challenged this identification and won! My face is blue from mentioning this important tidbit of knowledge.. “Pitbull” is a slang term for a shape or look of dog. It IS NOT a breed! …

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Time to wake up to the horrors of BSL

It is due time to “out” the visual and background story behind breed bans. Please let this burn into your mind. Please share this with as many people as you possibly can. The content is difficult, but what those of us who live with breed bans have witnessed and live with every hour of every …

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Tin Pot Award for this month goes to Neguac, NB

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. …

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Sarnia dogs released! But no pat on the back for Sarnia…

I was away for the weekend so wasn't able to update on the Sarnia dogs.. Chicobandido has the story. The dogs have been released to their owners. Thank you to Al Bennet for injecting some sense into this situation. Here is the media release from earlier today: City of SarniaMedia Release Date: September 21, 2009Release …

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CGN Day Sept 19th at Beeton Fair, Beeton, Ontario

CGN TESTING The Dog Legislation Council of Canada is offering a Canine Good Neighbor Day at the Beeton Fair September 19th, 2009. Canadian Kennel Club certificate test – conducted by a CKC CGN Evaluator. Fee for CGN is $35.00 per dog. Saturday, September 19th 2009 – testing will be held on the grounds at the …

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PC Volunteer Appreciation BBQ and Canvass a success

The PC volunteer appreciation BBQ and canvass was a success, as reported by one of our members who was in attendance with his dog Abby. The BBQ was a great chance to meet the St Paul's candidate, Sue-Ann Levy, who will be running in Bryant's former riding. The Liberal's are not confident they will hang …

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Follow up: Nackawic, NB gives BSL the boot!

h/t ChicobandidoRemember the story a few days ago about Dr. Mary Ann Bramstrup, who with held some services from the town of Nackawic, NB (where she works and lives)? She took a different approach to get the town to wake up and smell the common sense. Well the town of Nackawic, NB injected some common …

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Sarnia's horrifying update

City now holding three suspected pit bulls The city has impounded yet another dog based on the belief it is a banned breed in Ontario and must be euthanized. A complaint prompted Sarnia officials on Friday to pick up a dog, which they were told fathered two puppies already being held at the Sarnia and …

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If only more people were un-neutered…

There is an interesting article at the Globe and Mail today.A quick thinking MD in Nackawic NB, a small town west of Fredericton, had the knackers to with hold some services until common sense prevailed with the town canine bylaw. Dr. Mary Ann Brampstrup found out about the small town deeming dogs vicious based on …

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Bryant's legacy… death and destruction

Pitbull law unevenly applied ANIMALS: Two dogs to be euthanzied this week Posted By CATHY DOBSON, THE OBSERVER If Maddi and Carter lived in St. Clair Township they probably wouldn't be on death row. But they live in Sarnia where animal control officers say they resemble Staff ordshire bull terriers or pitbulls and are illegal. …

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Michael Bryant victim? Navigator Ltd. runs the spin cycle on high

Even if I were hypnotized I wouldn't believe Bryant isn't a ******bag! Anyone want to chip in a few bucks to hire a PR firm to put out the real truth? I'm sure it wouldn't be difficult to round up a few (hundred thousand) p****d off citizens of Ontario that have found themselves on the …

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Is Michael Bryant going to take up cycling?

Former Attorney General Michael Bryant's conditions of his release were revealed today. Bryant was charged Tuesday with criminal negligence causing death and dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death. The conditions for his release were; a driving ban, Bryant must remain in the province of Ontario, leave his passport with police and notify police of …

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If Michael Bryant was a pitbull…

Our friends over at the Dogs in Canada blog have an excellent post! If Michael Bryant was a pitbull… by Kelly on September 2, 2009 It’s certainly very distressing to read about the news that former Ontario Attorney General Michael Bryant has been charged with criminal negligence causing death and dangerous operation of a motor …

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Inherently dangerous beast (Michael Bryant) charged in fatality

I hate to say, I told you so… Now a Toronto cyclist is dead, following a vicious act last night when former Attorney General of Ontario (McGuinty Fiberal's) Michael Bryant, went off like a ticking time bomb! The latest fatality stats were released early this morning for Ontario. Fatalities caused by “pitbulls”                  0Fatalities caused by …

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Is the kettle about to boil over in Surrey?

It is absolutely beyond me why people entertain the thoughts that banning breeds or fictitious breeds of dogs? If they have their thinking caps on at all or have learned the art of “google” they will find plenty of evidence that cities, states, counties and countries are repealing bans and substituting with common sense. Holland …

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Upcoming Seminars

The Earlybird deadline: September 15th, 2009 is fast approaching for the Fox-Fire Publishing Inc fall seminars. This is a small venue so seating is limited. SEMINAR 1 October 3, 2009 Beeton, Ontario “Energetic Healing Therapies for Pets” with Sheila Trecardin (RP CRA, C.R.H.P.) and Susan Trottier Reiki and energy transference/healing Colour Therapy Vibrational Essences Holistic Laser …

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Stricter enforcement, more responsibility needed

This week the President of the DLCC, LeeAnn O'Reilly, was interviewed by the Cornerbrook Western Star. Stricter enforcement, more responsibility needed: dog expert CORNER BROOK GARY KEAN The Western Star LeeAnn O’Reilly and her purebred Rottweiler Enzo. — Submitted photo LeeAnn O’Reilly says public education, in addition to stricter laws and regulations, are the key …

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CGN Testing at Barrie Kennel & Obedience Club Show Aug 1 & 2nd

CGN TESTING   The Dog Legislation Council of Canada is offering Canine Good Neighbor Days at the Barrie Kennel & Obedience Club Inc. Show August 1 & 2nd, 2009.   Canadian Kennel Club certificate test – conducted by a CKC CGN Evaluator.   Fee for CGN is $35.00 per dog.   August 1st, and 2nd …

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Protest planned for Saturday, July 18 at Queen's Park and Ottawa

Saturday, July 18th there is a protest being held at 2 locations. Queen's Park Ottawa at the Supreme Court of Canada Building The protests begin at 2 pm. There will be guest speakers speaking about BSL and alternatives. There will be special guests performing some tricks and entertaining everyone. Attached are posters for printing. If …

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Well isn't Ireland just a shining light in the dangerous dog department

Well apparently, dog banning (of which they had quite a long list already in place) wasn't working so Northren Ireland has decided to add on another group of breeds. Here is a link to the story. The new plan claims that other breeds such as the German Shepherd, Rottweiler and Doberman Pinscher should be restricted …

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I missed posting this article from the Toronto Star

h/t Steve The Toronto Star had a great, balanced story in yesterday's paper. I missed posting it and thought you may have missed it too. The comments are interesting. Nobody agrees with the city. Hmm methinks people are starting to SEE what ******bags are running this province? As a reminder too, on a completely different …

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Woo Hoo fantastic editorial in the Oakville paper

h/t ChicobandidoI'm telling you! People ARE getting it. The trogs are a tiny minority! The boulders are rolling down the hill and we are building momentum! It took us 5 years of hard slogging to get them moving but they are well on their way… The avalanche has begun.  There is a great editorial in …

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City of Toronto granted an appeal in Ginger case

Have you ever had that feeling that you feel as though your head may explode? I sometimes wonder if, (unbeknownst to me) I was plucked off the earth and placed on some idiotic planet where the opposite of common sense is the “norm”. The city of Toronto was granted an appeal in the Ginger case. …

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Supreme Court of Canada denies appeal to

Today the Supreme Court of Canada denied the leave for appeal. It is a dark day for Canada. This law strips the rights of law abiding citizens. This law is based on pure and simple propaganda and lies. This law allows legislators to flippantly strip anyone of their rights and base it on opinions from …

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Great video speaking out against BSL

Hat Tip to Lassie Get Help for posting an excellent video, put together by Pit Bull Guru, interviewing Jean Donaldson, Dr. Ian Dunbar and Dr. Nicholas Dodman. I personally respect all of their opinions as experts in their field. It is a well put together video and should be circulated widely. What I particularly like …

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Decision whether SCC will hear our case this Thursday

This Thursday, June 11th the Supreme Court of Canada is issuing a decision on the Application for Leave. Stay tuned and we'll let you know if the SCC will hear our case. It is not automatic that the SCC hear all non-criminal cases. A leave of appeal must be filed then the highest court decides …

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Promoting bite prevention in Niagra

A big shout out to DLCC member Laurie Roseborough and her dog Thor, for getting some much needed dog bite prevention education out there. Laurie was at the Vineland Public School, in Niagara region this week. Dog Trainer Laurie Roseborough (left), her Doberman pinscher Thor, and Lincoln Community Policing Committee member Audrey Konkle showed Lincoln …

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Fantastic news from the Denver front

There have been several kicks to the teeth in Denver. We certainly know the feeling; but hopefully this will pave the way to overturning the ban in Denver. The American Kennel Club® is pleased to announce that United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has ruled in favor of plaintiffs Sonya Dias, Hillary …

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Oh LOOK another consitutional challenge against the Ontario Liberals

Well surprise, surprise… Another constitutional challenge launched against the McGuinty Liberals. There have actually been several cases launched (in addition to our own) against the McGuinty Liberals for discrimination. Now there is a research project for a high school or university project. How many constitutional challenges have been launched compared to other sitting governments? Off …

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Where Humane Society Donations Really Go

An expose aired asking where the millions of dollars in donations given to the HSUS really go. Where Humane Society Donations Really GoATLANTA — A Channel 2 investigation is looking into millions of dollars in donations given to the Humane Society of the United States. A national consumer organization says the society solicits pet-lovers for …

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Nanny Fiberals hard at work!

The premier of this province, Dalton McGunity has a nickname that some of us (not so fondly) refer to him as. Nanny McFee! We in Ontario are sick to death of being nannied. This week Michael Bryant, Minister of Economic “disaster” not Development, delivered a disturbing speech to the Canadian Club in Toronto which is …

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Randy Hillier to repeal "pitbull" ban in Ontario

Randy Hillier is MPP in the riding of the riding of Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox & Addington. Randy's common sense approach is refreshing. Randy would like to see restoration of freedom in Ontario and as he puts it “get this province back on track”. I just spoke with Randy on the phone. I wanted to thank him for …

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Seeking to overturn the ban at Supreme Court level in Ontario

The official press release hit the press yesterday. We have filed to the Supreme Court of Canada. The public opinion was always in our favor but change has tipped even more in our favor since 2005. We see evidence of it at every event we attend (of which we have done or attended over 200 …

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