Dear Premier Napthine:
I am writing to you from Ontario, Canada, where we have had BSL for many years.
Let me assure you: *** it did not work***. All that happened was that other breeds moved up the list - the number of bites did not decrease. Families with children have been completely traumatized when their pets - good dogs who never caused a problem in their lives - were seized and destroyed. Other people had to do midnight runs to smuggle their dogs out of province before they were...
Let me assure you: *** it did not work***. All that happened was that other breeds moved up the list - the number of bites did not decrease. Families with children have been completely traumatized when their pets - good dogs who never caused a problem in their lives - were seized and destroyed. Other people had to do midnight runs to smuggle their dogs out of province before they were destroyed. There are dogs who are not being seen by vets because the owners are afraid they will be turned in as Pit Types even though we're talking breeds such as Bull Dog, Mastiff, Cane Corso, Boxer mixes, and Yellow Labs - all of which are extremely frequently ID'd as Pit Types.
Frankly, I'm waiting for Ontario to ban the Jack Russell Terrier - responsible for *thousands* of bites each year just in the Greater Toronto Area alone! - and the Dachshund (1 in 5 is confirmed aggressive, especially toward small children).
Why did it not work? It didn't work because while the number of "Pit Type" dogs decreased, the number of irresponsible and abusive owners has not.
BSL is expensive to maintain and very difficult to enforce - my bff has a purebred, registered Chocolate Lab. She has to carry his papers on her at all times - they are severely worn from her having to bring them out and present them so many times and even those won't be enough if someone takes it into their head that Googoo just looks too darned much like a Pit Bull type dog because, like yours, our BSL is based on visual identification alone.
Tell me: do you have posters at the airports with illustrations and measurement charts explaining how to identify a terrorist by sight?
You've put the onus on the victims - put it back on the criminals: bad, abusive, and negligent owners.
This is so true
Totally agree with Csh Threenorns. Premier Napthine is a veterinarian apparently....he should know all of this....it's not the dog that is the problem, it's the owner....shame on him for taking the easiest way out by banning & killing the dog, instead of charging and jailing the owner
same shit different province. im writing from NS canada...BSL NEEDS TO END!!! i used to have a pit. one of the sweetest little guys to ever breathe. i was the only one on my street that didnt have a problem with his breed. i was forced to rehome him. that was 14 years ago now. but im so thankful i found him a great place to be. and i owe that to my mother. hopefully one day people take their heads outta their effin asses and realize its not the breed, its the people "raising" them.
Shame on you AUSTRALIA!!!! I for one would not visit your country, even though its natural beauty is indisputable, your soul is sicken when you kill animals based on Breed. It is ignorance, stupidity, and just plain evil! May the Lord give the owners of Koda and Beer peace in their hearts in the face of this atrocity. I am so so very sorry for your loved ones and for the pain you are enduring. So So SAD.
I agree things who do this abuse to dogs,who are suppose to be man's best friend,you things,who don't deserve to be called people,if their is any justice out there,please hear my plea and let these things receive theirs,in their lifetime and show no mercy ! !
You things are disgusting I hate you,your mothers,I'm sure would disown you,Shaming your own mothers,does that make you proud?
I dont know what BSL is but these poor dogs do not even look like Pitbulls or American Bulldogs. Where I live in Dade county, Fl. pitbulls are outlawed! Just so random. Everyone knows there are at least 10 other breeds that have a higher propensity for biting. I've been attacked by German Sheppard (lunged at me from vehicle and bit my jugular while I was doing home health and the previous neighbors chihuahuas ). I have an American Bulldog and a chihuahua /fox terrier mix who have never bitten a human being. Its the owner!
people train there animals they also pick there breeders .so why do we take a whole breed and label them . let us start looking for these owners who have taken a beautiful breed and tried to destroy it.
ignorant humans ..... you have no heart.
I watched the video of Bear and Koda and it broke my heart. I can't believe this is happening in Australia. I thought this sort of thing stopped with the Nazis. What's next our children???
Should we kill or ban all AUSTRALIANS????? NOT !!!! LEAVE the dos ALONE !!!!!
Amen for all who speak up for animals please dont stop share on face book twitter and yell from the roof tops this will not be tolerated
I just heard that Cleo will be returning home, please tell me this is true,
To kill an animal based on breed is shameful and it brings dishonor to a nation as a whole. Hang your head Australia!!