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So frustrating! *rant*

Discussion in 'Breed Specific Legislation' started by JokerGirl, May 26, 2010.

  1. JokerGirl

    JokerGirl Big Dog

    I'm Canadian. A good chunk of my family is from/in Ontario.

    I love renting a cottage in N. Ontario to go fishing and have a nice vacation.

    I'd love to take Sug with us, but nooooooo, "Pit Bulls" aren't even allowed to enter the province unless being shown. The trip is going to have to be planned without her :(

    It makes me sad. :( I don't even think she's ever experienced a prolonged lake setting before.
     
  2. GoingPostal

    GoingPostal Good Dog

    Yeah, Ontario sucks, I'm right across the border and there's a good vet over there, better than the one in town anyways and a few of my coworkers go there but obviously I can't take my dogs across. I didn't even bother getting a passport when the new regulations went in effect.
     
  3. Alexandraandcompany

    Alexandraandcompany Little Dog

    Yes, it really really sucks. Ontario sucks.
     
  4. bryan

    bryan Puppy

    don't know if it would get you in trouble or not but, could you say you're taking her to a show?
     
  5. Alexandraandcompany

    Alexandraandcompany Little Dog

    Bad idea. If you enter the province and get caught, they can take your dog and euth it before you make it to a payphone to call a lawyer. Stay out of Ontario!
     
  6. MJJean

    MJJean GRCH Dog

    This does bring up a couple interesting points, though. A) How much money is the province losing due to tourists who vacation with their dogs skipping the area due to the BSL and B) shouldn't their be a medical care exemption? I know the liklihood of reversing BSL is slim since the lawmakers there are very stubborn on the issue or ignoring it, but it seems like there would be certain vets and specialists there that could provide treatment to non-residents Pit Bulls who desperately need it only they can't go there.
     
  7. napurist

    napurist Puppy

    I know you have family there but I would certainly boycott Ontario and make sure EVERYONE knew why and ask them to join the boycott. The only way we can get laws to change is do something about it.
     
  8. JokerGirl

    JokerGirl Big Dog

    Canada is a bit different than the US in the way things are run. The government doesn't have to listen to the people, so boycotting usually doesn't get you very far with much there.

    It does make me sad that I can't take her with me. I think she'd love the lakes and to go fishing with me in the early morning.

    I doubt Ontario is going to change anytime soon, but all I can do is hope that they do realise that this ban has gotten them no where and that it is a waste of money. I am, however, tempted to not go vacationing for the simple fact that I can't take her. I will still go visit family, but I don't think we will be renting a cottage.

    It's not fair for her to go to a kennel. Usually I would have the neighbour look after her, but they would go with us to the cottage, and Sug's boyfriend, a Rottie-mix named Camper, would get to go.

    And in not renting a cottage, the province would lose out on at least $3000 USD per couple, so around $6000 - $7000 USD.

    It's sad.
     
  9. APBTlover09

    APBTlover09 GRCH Dog

    grrrr, i hate BSL and "Pitbull" bans. we all know who we can thank for/blame, for this Bullshit. :(:mad::no2:

    ---------- Post added at 12:19 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:14 PM ----------

    i think Zoe said it best.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 1, 2010
  10. Aphrodite

    Aphrodite Puppy

    I'm from Ontario.
    I think it is a mistake to say that the Canadian government doesn't have to listen to the public...how do you think BSL came to be in the first place? That's right, because a bunch of ignorant cowards made a stink about it and that's why it happened.

    Jokergirl - what breed is your dog specifically? Our BSL laws save a few different bullies. A good place to ask about all this kind of stuff is the Bullies In Need rescue in Canada. They know exactly what animals can and can't cross the border, etc. Here's their site: http://bulliesinneed.ca/

    It wouldn't hurt to ask. I'm actually walking with my Doberman in a Walkathon at Woofstock in Toronto next Sunday and I'm walking on behalf of their rescue. All my pledges go to them. Check out my thread if you're interested in pledging!

    I hate BSL. My Doberman doesn't like kids and he barks at them - I know if he ever bit one, no matter what the circumstance was, he would be euthanized with no questions asked. I feel like his breed is under the microscope at times as well and I couldn't imagine living in Ontario and not being able to own a Doberman.
     
  11. DLS

    DLS Little Dog

    Way to go Aphrodite for doing the Walk A Thon for Bullies!!!!! I hope you Hit your Goal!!!!
     
  12. snakeshack

    snakeshack Little Dog

    :lol: That's why we have the 2nd amendment! We HAD a government that didn't listen to us 230+ years ago. ;)

    Just paint your dog white with black spots and say it's a Dalmatian with a hormone problem.

    Putting the kidding aside, this really sucks and is not right! Why don't they find out what race of people are the most violent and ban them from the province!?! Time for some T-shirts with anti Ontario messages on it and some rallies on the borders. Maybe just have every APBT owner in Canada send a box of dog poop to the politicians that made it law, with a note that says, "This is what my dog thinks of the ban!" LOL!
     

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