Winnipeg, MB, Canada: Locals push to repeal “pit bull” ban

Facebook group to repeal the ban: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Help-Repeal-Winnipegs-Pit-Bull-Ban/166789433355315?v=wall

Contact information for Winnipeg City Hall:
City Hall, Council Building, 510 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1B9
Contact page for Councillors: http://www.winnipeg.ca/council/contact.stm

This issue will be discussed at the Protection and Community Services meeting, Monday, Feb. 28, at 9 AM, in the North Committee Room, Council Building, 510 Main Street, Winnipeg.

All alerts for Winnipeg: http://stopbsl.com/?s=winnipeg

As can be seen by the language chosen by the Winnipeg Sun journalist, the news media is taking this opportunity to create sensation and controversy about “dreaded pit bulls,” rather than have a meaningful discussion about the issue.

Pit bull proponents look to overturn 1990 city prohibition

By ROSS ROMANIUK, Winnipeg Sun
Last Updated: February 24, 2011 10:10pm

Banned in Winnipeg for the past 21 years, widely dreaded pit bulls might be about to reappear legally in the city.

After launching an e-mail campaign, advocates for ownership of the reputedly vicious dog breed are expected to urge a group of councillors Monday to repeal the municipal prohibition that began in 1990. Coun. Gord Steeves, who met with some of the pit bull supporters in December, says he’ll listen with an open mind when they come before the protection and community services committee.

“They have certain feelings on the breed, and feel that it’s been unfairly treated over time with this ban,” said Steeves (St. Vital), the committee’s chairman. “It’s probably fair that we have the discussion. And then we can ask our people to review it.” […]

Full article retrieved 2/25/11 from http://www.winnipegsun.com/news/winnipeg/2011/02/24/17401631.html#/news/winnipeg/2011/02/24/pf-17401631.html

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