Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Brampton council needs a temperment test

OK, this was too much fun...

I took the temperament test for Brampton council. Try it for yourself here.


You may be a sociopath and must seek help. You are pig headed and refuse to admit when you are wrong. You have a strong affinity to harm innocent animals and may be a danger to yourself and other innocent creatures. You should do the world a favor and remove yourself from humanity at once.  
Did you know that the American Pitbull Terrier passed temperament testing 85.3% of the time! That is 83.5% better than Brampton council!

So I was reading an article over at the Brampton Guardian this evening. They are saying the "City has hired a pitbull lawyer"! What in hell is a "pitbull" lawyer?

Is it a lawyer that specifically deals in "pitbulls"?
Is it a lawyer that likes to persecute "pitbulls" or "pitbull" owners?
Or is it a lawyer that acts like a "pitbull", whatever this supposed creature acts like?
Is it a lawyer that believes in Guilty Until Proven Innocent?
Is it a lawyer that believes there IS such a thing as a "pitbull"?

Maybe the city of Brampton should have hired MAG Counsel Robert Charney?

MAG Counsel Robert Charney at Remedy Arguments June 28, 2007, Superior Court of Justice:
"...This law was enacted to prevent 'pit bull' bites - not  dog bites in general'.
"...There is no such thing as a 'pit bull', Your Honour."
I dunno... I ain't no stinkin' expert.. cause there ain't any such thing as a breed expert in the business of cross bred dogs either... but these don't look like no stinkin' "pitbulls" to me???*&@$#

Britany left, Rambo right
Let's see.. 
Here is a Great Dane




American Bulldog


American Staffordshire Terrier

Brampton breed checker

Anyway, here is the article that was in the Brampton Guardian today. Thanks  to the Guardian for your unbiased reporting. You have obviously researched and fact checked and usually I don't use those two phrases in the same sentence as main stream media reporting. h/t to you!

City hires pitbull lawyer
The City of Brampton has hired a Toronto lawyer to help defend the seizure of two dogs last month.
Barnet Kussner of the firm Weirfoulds is on the case for the city, and that has one of the canines’ owners feeling like the underdog.
“Personally, I feel like it’s David versus Goliath,” said Rui Branco, whose family owns Brittany, one of two dogs held by the city since Jan. 13. Weirfoulds specializes in advisory work for municipal and other governments in all areas including contracts, land use planning and development.
Branco said with no other option to try to get the dogs home, he will take the city to court, but no one will win because he has to pay his own legal bills, and, as a resident of Brampton, his tax money will also be used to pay for the city’s lawyer.
“The taxpayers lose. I lose, being a taxpayer and also paying for my attorney. Most of all, the poor dogs lose because they are in captivity throughout the proceedings, which I understand can take months.”
Branco and Maria Gaspar, whose family owns Rambo, insist the dogs are boxer/American bulldog crosses, but the city has labelled them pitbulls and taken them from their separate homes. The families have not been allowed to visit them at the animal shelter.
Branco is concerned about the dogs’ health and well-being because they are being kept away from their families and kept in cages.
“I don’t care how much walking or attention the shelter or city says those dogs are getting, they have to be locked up because of liability issues and manpower issues at least 22 hours a day,” Branco said.
The families say a city Animal Control Officer seized the dogs without a warrant, adding they were intimidated into turning over the dogs when police arrived on Branco’s doorstep.
Attorney General spokesperson Brendan Crawley pointed to the Dog Owner’s Liability Act (DOLA) on the issue of seizure. The DOLA indicates a warrant is needed to seize a dog from a home. Seizure without a warrant is possible only if “... it would be impracticable to obtain a warrant because of exigent circumstances...exigent circumstances include circumstances in which the peace officer has reasonable grounds to suspect that entry into any building, receptacle or place, including a dwelling house, is necessary to prevent imminent bodily harm or death to any person or domestic animal.”
Dogs can also be seized in a public place under DOLA:


  1. This is just plain vindictive, spiteful and stupid. How inbred is Brampton city administration?

  2. You saw the pic... :)The skull in hand may be a "pitbull"!