Nearly four months after a brutal pit bull attacked killed a woman in Montreal, QC, the city has implemented and passed a controversial pit bull ban.
Montreal city council voted Tuesday in favour of changing its animal control bylaw, which includes the ban of new ownership of pit bull and pit bull like dogs. The final vote was 37-23 in favour of the ban.
There is a broad range of dogs that meet the breed “pit bull”. These can include the following:
- Staffordshire bull terriers
- American bull terriers
- American Staffordshire terriers
- Any mix with these breeds
- Any dog that presents characteristics of one of those breeds
Those that already own one of these breeds living in Montreal will need to acquire a special permit that involves requirements that they be sterilized as well as muzzled while in public.The ban will go into effect as of October 3rd.
- Troy Durrell