Monday, November 14, 2011

Is it possible Edmonton rethinks BSL?

Council reopens contentious debate on breed-specific bylaw

EDMONTON — Edmonton city council Monday reopened the contentious debate on pit bulls and breed-specific dog bylaws.
Mayor Stephen Mandel asked animal control staff to report back in January with recommendations on whether the current restrictions are warranted.
“Breed-specific legislation might not be justified,” said David Aitken, the city branch manager responsible for bylaw enforcement. “There’s a train of thought that suggests it’s not the animal, it’s the owner that has the issue. Therefore, you can’t hold specific breeds responsible for actions.”

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