Pit Bull ban may return to Quebec province with new regulations and then some!
Mayor Valerie Plante’s move to remove the Montreal pit bull ban may be reversed. The Quebec government is reviewing the Bill 128, which could produce stricter animal control law across the entire province.
Montreal Pit Bull Ban Becomes Quebec Pit Bull Ban
If Bill 128 is passed, it will ban not only pit bulls, but rottweilers as well, and allow the province to add new breeds to the ban list whenever they please. Martin Coiteux addressed removing the breed specific ban last week saying the bill ‘deserves a very open ear.’
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The sister of Christiane Vadnais, who died as a result of being attacked by her neighbor’s dog, will testify in support of the bill. If Bill 128 passes, people in the province of Quebec will be banned from owning:
- American pit bull terriers.
- American Staffordshire terriers.
- Staffordshire bull terriers.
Rottweilers and cross breeds will also be banned. If you already a dog of one of these breeds, you will be allowed to keep your dog. People found to acquire a dog from these breeds after the bill passes could be fined $5,000 and the dogs will be given to a shelter, sold, or euthanized.
The three-day hearing on the bill is underway.