Thanks to the Dog Politics Blog for this post.
UPDATE: Canada’s Breed Ban – “Pitbull” Ruled Unconstitutional
Take a good look at this photo of Michael “PuppyKiller” Bryant – and remember his face.
He is the man responsible for the one of the world’s most notorious breed bans – a ban intended to exterminate pitbulls and their owners from the Province of Ontario, Canada
But poor Michael was looking rather red-faced last week after losing part of the challenge to his breed ban.
The Red-Faced AG Comes Up Empty
Let’s just say that the Ontario Attorney General’s pants were hanging down to his ankles last week when the appellate judge, hearing the constitutional challenge to Ontario’s notorious Bill 132 – “Dog Owners Liability Act”, left some of the act in place but ruled that the term “pitbull”, found throughout the law, is unconstitutionally vague, striking it from the law.
We’re not sure which part of Michael Bryant was redder – his face or his arse – having been spanked hard in public……….
in a very legal sense.
Now Mr. Bryant can blather to the media all he wants – and somehow try to claim victory ( I think I hear his handlers saying, “Spin it, baby, spin”), but he’s coming up empty. Why?
The Judge Rules For Innocent Dogs
Because when you have a law that bans pitbulls, followed by a ruling that rules that the government cannot legally use the term “pitbull”, whaddya got? A big FAT nothing!
We have one thing to say to the judge: You, GO, girl!
So what does this ruling mean for the thousands of innocent dogs and innocent dog owners throughout the Province of Ontario?