First. Look how cute.
Now, beginning October 3 in Montreal, Canada, owning a new pit bull will be illegal. All pit bulls that are unlicensed are to be euthanized.
Typing that sentence struck an angry bone inside of me. Why would this pass in a court of law? It's because of the way HUMANS raised these pit bulls. It's because of the way HUMANS treated this pit bulls. It's because a HUMAN scared the pit bull.
But, of course, it's the animal's fault. Per usual.
Animals of all kinds are born with instinctive tendencies. As are humans. It's likely that pit bulls have it mended into their brains that they must protect themselves at all cost. This may be due to the fact that many (and I mean many) pit bulls are sentenced to fighting, fighting to the death. They are so used to fighting that the slightest scare may cause them to attack.
Which very well could have been the reasoning behind Christiane Vadnais's attack. Yet, what I find a bit appalling is this statement found in this CBS article:
"Officers had to shoot and kill the dog in order to reach Vadnais safely, Brabant said."
I find it a bit strange that at the time of the 9-1-1 call, Animal Control was not dispatched. Officers must have approached the scene SWAT style to get the dog to react in such an aggressive way.
It is extremely disappointing to ban a whole species of dog in Montreal over this "dangerous dog attack." I sympathize with the family and friends of the woman who was killed. But, to blame a whole species? Excruciatingly disappointed.
When you raise a pit bull right, they do not attack.
When you raise a pit bull right, they do not need to be euthanized.
When you raise a pit bull right, they just want to give you their love.
This is Hillary. She is a pit bull mutt. She has never hurt any person in her life. Do you want to know why? Because she was raised by a loving family. She is also a potato.
To the ones in Canada, willing to fight in court for these dogs who deserve to live and find forever homes, I'll be rooting for you.