Edmonton will see increased in mauling and violent pit bull attacks evidence says – Pitbull restrictions “may” become thing of the past

The city of Edmonton may change a bylaw that places restrictions on specific dog breeds like pit bulls.

Edmonton will see increased in mauling and violent pit bull attacks experts say as Pitbull restrictions “may” become thing of the past

The law requires owners of Staffordshire Bull Terriers and American Staffordshire Terriers to buy extra insurance, muzzle their animals and stay away from off-leash parks.

But there are questions as to whether the law in its current form is enforceable and effective, so council is now looking at removing mention of any breeds from the definition of restricted dogs.

Administration also found that the majority of Edmontonians surveyed believe that dog attacks are caused by poor training and bad owners.

The bylaw change has the support of the Edmonton Humane Society.

“We think it’s a really progressive step for the City of Edmonton not to judge by breed but judge by behavior,” said Humane Society executive director Stephanie McDonald.

“If you remove the bylaw, (owners are) going to license their dogs and so they can get the same support everybody else gets.”

McDonald believes this change will help pit bull owners feel like part of the community.

City council is expected to vote on the bylaw change next week.

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2 thoughts on “Edmonton will see increased in mauling and violent pit bull attacks evidence says – Pitbull restrictions “may” become thing of the past”

  1. U r the devils childern hitlers childern burn in hell animals are gods creation i blame man kind ,i know the truth behind all of you,you are all rascist, approveing child molesters and murderes, rapist to right,im scared for my life, one day an animal will save your life n it will be a pitbull, mark my words devils childern the demon is in your heart and gof is in mine god will always win, and i pray for your souls to come back to him and see the good, god will give you a sign devils childern and fear not man fear no dog fear where your life will end, god told me he is watching.u, beware of the hate you hold in your heart hilters devils,

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