Letting Evil Be Done

The city of Mississauga is governed and run by cowards and buck-passers. A young woman bought a puppy at a flea market and it turns out to be, oh no!, one of those dreaded and outlawed pit bulls. It has not attacked anyone. It has not threatened anyone. Its only crime is to be born a pit bull. The city’s taken it from her and rather than accept the help of the Toronto Humane Society to rehouse the dog out of the province, is demanding the owner accede to euthanizing the hapless animal.

Because it’s the damned stinking provincial law passed, over the outcry of every expert group, banning pit bulls.

Hazel McCallion, the mayor of Mississauga, bitches that she’s unimpressed by people blasting the city for enforcing this cruel end.

“You can’t imagine the cost of this,” she said, “and the staff time. Where were all these people when the law was being proposed?”

We were there, Hazel. The only problem is that no one listened to us, from the obedient media (particularly the Toronto Star) right through to our elected government. I was fighting that law through phone calls, letters to the editor and a political initiative that went nowhere because our provincial Liberals govern on the basis of appearances and ignore the inconvenient facts. Meanwhile, a dog purchased in ignorance is now locked up at Animal Control until at least the end of February to satisfy the petty bureaucrats of that municipality.

5 Responses to “Letting Evil Be Done”

  1. wolfa Says:

    Well, if there’s one way to ensure a puppy won’t grow up into an aggressive dog, it’s locking it up for months alone. Right?

  2. Belle Says:

    Cripes, don’t you just hate that unreasoning hatred toward an innocent? That poor pup. What will happen at the end of Feb?

  3. ancarett Says:

    Sad, Wolfa, isn’t it? And at the end of February they have the court date which will probably go against the woman (even though the provincial court struck down the part of the law that applies to mixed breeds as “unclear” — the province is challenging that).

    If only the city would allow the Humane Society to rehome the dog outside of the province! If only the damned provincial Liberals (for whom I will never vote while I still draw breath!) would abandon this idiotic law!

  4. susan Says:

    Let’s keep pounding Hazel with mail, letters and faxes. Let’s not forget about our new Attorney General, who sadly, needs an update on why his predecessor Bryant orchestrated this mess.
    Chris Bentley sent me a form letter before the provincial elections, here is the beginning of it:

    Thank you for the opportunity to respond to your questions on this important topic.

    On April 29, 1998, Courtney Trempe died when she was bitten on the neck by a bullmastiff while playing at a friend’s house in Stouffville. Ontario’s Coroner held an inquest and the jury made 35 recommendations, in particular, that the reliance on municipal bylaws was inadequate to safeguard the public from dangerous dogs.

    On October 26, 2003, an 11-year-old girl suffered serious injuries after she was attacked by two of her grandmother’s Dogue de Bordeaux dogs in Uxbridge. The girl had over 150 puncture wounds, extensive nerve damage, and her leg had been chewed to the bone.

    On August 28, 2004, a 25-year-old Toronto man was seriously injured after he was mauled by pit bulls he was walking for a friend. The man was rescued by the police, who shot the dogs.

    These incidents, and others like them, convinced us that provincial action was necessary to protect the public from dangerous pit bulls.

    HE ACTUALLY USED 2 NON-PIT INCIDENTS FOR HIS ARGUMENT??????

    Keep up with the hounding…let’s show them how much messing with innocent animals costs them!!!

  5. Donna Trempe Says:

    How dare the Government of Ontario, or the City of Mississauga use my daughter’s name to reinforce the pit bull ban. I am one of the strongest supporters to not have a pit bull ban. I spoke at the Bill hearings and opposed the bill. My daughter was killed by a bull mastiff, not a pit bull. It is not the DOG, it is the OWNER! Feel free to contact me jtrempe@rogers.com