Note: Nanimo already has BSL. Owners of “pit bulls” must follow certain restrictions that other dog owners do not have to follow. Nothing further has been officially proposed, but it should be noted that the media is pushing the idea of a breed ban.
Additionally, Nanaimo Animal Shelter manager Helen Roberts probably needs some education about “pit bulls.” Her comments in the first article:
“Pit bulls are very different from other breeds,” said Roberts. She claims they have been bred to kill… Roberts argues that any pit bull has the potential for spontaneous aggression, no matter how good a dog it has been.
Nanaimo Animal Shelter: (250) 754-1397
Dog owners wage breed battle
Dealing with bad dogs and bad owners is not simple
By Paul Walton, Daily News
September 11, 2009
[…] Among their suggestions is an outright ban on the breed.
It’s a drastic and controversial step that has been taken by the province of Ontario and a handful of municipalities across the country. Dog behaviour experts back up the contention of the breed’s supporters, saying breed bans are not an effective way of protecting the public. And although Nanaimo city officials say they have no immediate plans to change the current dog bylaw, some city politicians have said in the past that they will consider a tougher law if they are convinced it is the only way to protect public safety.[…]
Full article retrieved 9/12/09 from http://www.canada.com/owners+wage+breed+battle/1983261/story.html
Kennel club targets dog education
By Toby Gorman – Nanaimo News Bulletin
Published: September 07, 2009 3:00 PM
[…] Nanaimo doesn’t keep dog bite or aggressive dog statistics and Roberts said it is impossible to know what percentage of dogs here are properly registered with the city.[…]
Full article retrieved 9/12/09 from http://www.bclocalnews.com/vancouver_island_central/nanaimonewsbulletin/news/57618887.html