Thursday, February 4, 2010

News Reel - Rambo and Brittany on death row

I know this is sort of old news for those who have been following this story and I wasn't going to blog about it since it is so well covered by many other dog blogs ... but I can't help myself. I have to blog something. If nothing else, to show my support AGAINST Breed Specific Legislation.

On January 13 Brampton Animal Services seized two dogs, siblings, for violating the province's pit bull ban. The dogs are 2 years old and are brother and sister. They are Boxer/American Bulldog mix. Now, if that picture of Rambo doesn't SCREAM Boxer, I don't know what would.
“We stand by the fact that the dogs are boxer mixes,” said Rui Branco, 42, whose brother owns Brittany and her parents, Jersey and Tyson. There was no warrant, no complaints or abuse complaints. The city has been stonewalling us. We got a letter a day ago from the city ... certifying Brittany as a pit bull.”
Up until the news article today, I haven't read anything that would suggest a cause for this action from Brampton Animal Services ... until I read this:
Animal Services said that Joseph Branco had registered Tyson as a restricted pit bull in a 2008 licensing document, which means it’s against the law for Tyson to have puppies. “I have no idea how the city registered Tyson, the father, as a pit bull and I have no idea what led them here,” Branco said. “Their excuse for being at our door was to collect the licence fee. The bylaw officer said, ‘I’m going to hunt (Tyson’s pups) down, one by one,’”
I've said it before and I'll say it again. Breed bans don't fix the problem. Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) does nothing to make irresponsible owners accountable, punishes responsible dog owners and costs innocent dog lives. If you are interested in reading some of the news articles that have covered this story, check them out below.


Sharkbytes said...

My son has a pit bull- boxer mix who is a complete marshmallow. In contrast, his little chihuahua would gladly bite your nose off.

GoLightly said...

That is so seriously wrong.

What the fcik is wrong with people??
Brampton Animal Services must not have very much to do.
With the stupidest laws on the books.
How stupid.
Sorry, DDF, I hadn't really been following it. (Obviously)
Thanks for posting.

Viatecio said...

I haven't been following this either. Never heard of it until now.

If this is the highest priority that Brampton Animal Timewasters have, then they have some serious issues.

While I have to fault people who are contrinuting to the pitbull problem, directly or not, BSL is dog racism. Anyone who can't get that through their thick skulls and stop giving cities reasons to ban pits because "they love the breed" needs serious help. I vote retroactive abortion.

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

My vote is for HUMANS having to pass tests and get licensed before spawning any more ignorance into the world.

I am really sorry for the families of these dogs (and all) who are a victim of the misguided bsl and those enforcing it.