Lift the Pitbull Ban in Ontario


Target: Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne

Goal: Remove the amendments to Bill 132 that labels all breed of pitbull a “restricted dog.”

All breeds of pitbull are restricted from Ontario, Canada unless they are consistently muzzled, leashed, and sterilized. This prevents the breeding of new pitbulls and essentially entails the eventual extinction of pitbulls in the area. Tell Kathleen Wynne as the Premier of Ontario that this law is unnecessarily discriminatory and completely wrong.

Discrimination against pitbulls has been an ongoing struggle in North America. Because of their tendency to be trained and abused into aggression or violence, they have been labeled as a dangerous dog breed, when the only danger in play is the danger of abusive owners. Pitbull breeds are commonly known as sweet, loyal, and extremely well-tempered when not brought up in an abusive environment.

This ban against pitbulls is not fair to these dogs, nor the loving owners that want to keep giving these dogs the good homes they deserve. Any breed of dog can be just as prone to violence as any pitbull if they have been raised to be violent, and the problem of aggression is one of nurture and not nature. Ontario needs to know that they can not base their laws around biased stereotype and unsupported accusations. Sign to demand these restrictions be removed.


Dear Premier Wynne,

I am incredibly upset and disappointed by Bill 132’s uncalled for ban against pitbull breeds. These dogs, while notorious for their use by humans in dog fighting, are also notorious for their naturally loyal and well-tempered manner. It is unfair to penalize an entire breed of animal because of the biased discrimination and abuse that neglectful owners have placed on them in the past. It is reasonable to have a sterilization and violence law for domestic animals, but it is unfair to target and accuse a singular, specific breed as its source.

There are other ways to ensure that pitbulls, along with all other breeds of dog, are not violent or aggressive. You can crack down on dog fighting or increase dog-ownership regulations, or you could create stricter animal abuse penalties. But singling out only one specific breed based on ungrounded stereotypes and discrimination is illogical, irresponsible, and just plain wrong. Please reconsider your specifications against pitbull breeds and find another way to ensure to safety of these animals as well as their owners and the citizens around them.


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  1. penelope allingham says:

    Pit bulls were called ‘Nurse dogs’ in Victorian England due to their loyal gentle and protective natures. They were often left to guard the baby whilst Mothers shopped.
    Their very fierce loyalty to their ‘masters’ is one reason they have been so cruelly exploited by the phsycopaths that train them to fight and guard. Pitbulls are no more inherintly vicious than Chihuahuas, probably less so!

  2. Janice Meyer says:

    Pit bulls are not the only dogs who can be taught to fight. In fact they are far down on the list of the most dangerous dogs. Nobody would teach any dog to fight unless it was for dog fighting, which is brutal, cruel and inhumane. It is also illegal here in the US and the federal government has just raised animal cruelty to the felony level. It is only ignorance for agencies to label dogs as pit bulls because of the size of their heads and length of their legs. This in no way to accurately assess the breed of any dog. The only criteria to determine the breed of a dog is DNA testing.

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