Things are heating up in Brampton as the battle rages on over the lives of Brittany and Rambo, two dogs who were seized in January for being born after Ontario's Dog Owners’ Liability Act, 2005 was instated. Read Part 1 and Part 2.
On February 12, 2010 Brampton's Commissioner, Jamie Lowery, took out a full page in the Brampton Guardian to write a letter addressing this issue. If you take the time and read this letter, you will note that it is filled with crap to CYA (CoverYourAss) for Lowery. Lowery quotes the DOLA (Dog Owner's Liability Act) and makes it sound as though Animal Control officers were forced to take the dogs because they are illegal.
Reading the article written by Anita Robeson on February 13, 2010 it's hard not to consider that our system is corrupt. Robeson points out that "The City has been provided with statements from experienced veterinarians who confirm the illegally seized dogs are not pit bulls. But the City, bound and determined to be right, will not accept expert testimony as evidence."
Do you remember back in 2005 when they were arguing the new DOLA and the merits of it? Veterinarians, professional trainers, breeders and dog lovers all tried to explain to Michael Bryant that this was the wrong course of action ... now the City of Brampton is repeating history ... don't they say that until something drastically changes, history is doomed to repeat itself?
An article written by Pam Douglas on February 12, 2010 is a bit more politically correct. In it is details for the next rally in support of Rambo and Brittany. This article states the facts and is written in a more calm state than the one above.
If you are interested in attending the rally, here are the details:
Feb 20, 2010
Brampton City Hall