23 January 2009

Is your dog worth $1.00?

I just received the following bulletin from the Dogs in Canada Blog. ALL dog owners must help to fight and overturn this legislation. I just donated $50 to the challenge. How about you?

Breed Specific Legislation UPDATE - Supreme Court of Canada Challenge

Breed-specific legislation (BSL) came to Ontario in the form of Bill 132 and became law in August 2005. The bill established restrictions against owning, breeding, transferring, importing or abandoning "pit bulls" (defined as being Pit Bull Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, American Pit Bull Terriers or any dog that has an appearance and physical characteristics substantially similar to any of those breeds).

The Dog Legislation Council of Canada (DLCC) and members of Banned Aid took up the fight against BSL and are now headed to the Supreme Court of Canada, but they need your help to get there.

This fight affects all dogs and fanciers because, "All breeds and mixes are now just a bad news story away, one pen stroke away from being wiped out by our government," states DLCC president LeeAnn O'Reilly.

The DLCC needs to raise $67,000 by the end of January. Thus they launched the Dollars for Dogs campaign and are asking dog lovers to donate a dollar for every dog they own and love.

For more information about the DLCC and their campaign, you can read the Dogs in Canada blog or visit the DLCC's site to learn how to donate.

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