The pit bull ban comes into effect in Ontario today. I don't like pit bulls, but this is a law meant to puff up political chests and little else. I've only ever been attacked by German Shepherds. If the politicians were serious, they would stop barking and start thinking:
- Hold owners accountable for dog attacks. Treat these the same as human attacks.
- Enforce leash laws and monitor leash-free parks. Leash-free parks are necessary for happy dogs -- every dog needs to have a place to run, and happy dogs are less aggressive. But everywhere else they ought to be leashed.
- Revamp fence rules, as for swimming pools but higher cause some dogs can jump!
- Have an education campaign, like for West Nile, telling people how to treat strange dogs because quite a few are rather daft in letting their kids run blithely up to dogs as if they would all welcome some unknown tiny hand smacking them in the snozz.