Author Archives: April

Rescuing a banned breed – Sit With Me’s story

People across the world have their eyes on Quebec as legislators debate Bill 128, which will ban “pit bulls”, Rottweilers, and mixes of those breeds. People are understandably outraged and people have been showing solidarity against breed discrimination across the … Continue reading

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Living with BSL – Lori’s Perspective

As part of our #BSLbytes campaign, we asked people to share their personal experiences and insights about BSL. Lori Gray, Ontario Director and board member of ASTCC (American Staffordshire Terrier Club of Canada) wrote this on Facebook last year and … Continue reading

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Take a byte out of BSL

It’s unbelievable that in 2017, we are in the position of fighting a second provincial breed ban in our country. To keep it in perspective, remember that on the whole, BSL is on its way out. There are many more … Continue reading

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Speak up against BSL on May 13

It’s almost a week away! On Saturday, May 13, groups across Canada will be marching against the proposed breed ban in Quebec. In BC, you can join groups in Vancouver, Victoria, or Coquitlam. See our previous post for event details. … Continue reading

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Show Your Solidarity for Quebec on May 13

Quebec’s proposed Bill 128 will be a major step back for animal welfare in Canada. In its current form, it: Violates the province’s current legislation declaring animals to be sentient beings. Proposes a ban on pit bull breeds, Rottweilers, and their mixes (the … Continue reading

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Talking BSL with your Strata – Joanne and Brian’s story

We are frequently contacted by people in strata and rental housing that are affected by breed-specific language. Sometimes those in charge stand by these policies, even though they are outdated and ineffective, and turn away responsible owners. But many policy makers … Continue reading

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Radio-Canada takes a bite out of pseudoscience

When reporters are tasked to investigate stories, including dog bite stories, they are looking to include a few key things in their rush to deadline. They look for juicy quotes. They look for digestible statistics. And they try to make a nod … Continue reading

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Announcing our 2017 calendar

The 2017 calendar has landed, and it’s magical! This year’s theme is “Fairy Tails” featuring our adorable alumni in the roles of your favourite fairy tale characters. A big thank you this year to Sit Stay Studios and Samantha Leigh Smith Design … Continue reading

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What do we do about Montreal?

Are you outraged by Montreal’s breed ban? Any animal lover should be. The new legislation makes pet ownership very onerous for any citizen. Here’s how to put that passion to work for change. What should I do right now? We believe … Continue reading

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Letter to Montreal City Councillors

The letter below was sent to all Montreal City Councillors on September 23, 2016, on behalf of the Dog Legislation Council of Canada, HugABull, Justice for Bullies, and the Ontario “Pit Bull” Co-op. — September 23, 2016 City councillors Montréal, … Continue reading

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