Pitbulls can lose their muzzles
Cumberland’s new animal bylaw focuses on behaviour, not breed
BY TAMARA CUNNINGHAM, COMOX VALLEY ECHO JUNE 17, 2011
[…] Civic politicians passed a new animal control bylaw, Monday that rids restrictions on specific dog breeds, including having pit bulls muzzled in public areas.
Cumberland was the only municipality in the Comox Valley to still target pit bulls. Now all dogs will be judged on individual behaviour.[…]
[Animal control officer] Arseneault said the last bylaw required to her know where the pit bulls were located so a lot of her focus was on searching the dogs out “even when they had done nothing wrong,” she said.[…]
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Wonderful news. Discrimination and Profiling based on appearance headed for the dark ages, where it belongs. Kudo’s.