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Rally to axe legislation against pit bulls cancelled

Carleton Journalism Intern, Hilary Thomson

A rally that was set for the weekend calling on the provincial government to axe the legislation banning Ontarians from owning pit bulls has been cancelled. The Ottawa chapter of the Ontario Pit-Bull Co-op has suspended the rally in light of the pit bull attack on a little girl last Sunday.

Spokesperson Angella Robbins told CFRA that even though they have decided that the topic is too sensitive to address right now, the incident does not take away from anything the organization is trying to achieve.

“This is actually a perfect example of what we’re fighting for. The breed doesn’t matter. In this case it has been reported as a pit bull but that has not yet been confirmed by animal control. Even if it is it doesn’t matter. This is a dog that has a previous bite,” Robbins said.

She also emphasized that a lack of training can cause aggression in any breed.

The dog, who bit the 14-month old girl causing serious damage to her nose, was euthanized on Tuesday morning.

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