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Trail councillor would prefer “killer dogs” not be allowed

Posted on 16. Feb, 2012 by in Trail |  

Trail’s city council wants to stop targeting pitbull terriers in their animal control bylaw, but describing a vicious dog as one that’s killed a person has raised concerns from at least one councillor, reports Val Rossi for the Trial Daily Times.

Photo source: Beverly & Pack, Flickr, Creative Commons.

The review was meant to address the old bylaw which targets pitbull terriers. Their owners have to pay $300 compared to $25 for a neutered dog or $100 for an un-neutered dog. The new bylaw suggested by city staff leaves out targeting specific animal breeds but defines a vicious dog as one that has killed a human or other dog.

These vicious dogs would pay a higher licensing fee, which doesn’t sit well with councillor Kevin Jolly.

“I don’t know why under any circumstances we’d be licensing a dog that has killed a human being,” said Jolly, adding the city should refuse licensing in such a circumstance.

Source: Trail Daily Times

Read more about the discussion at the Trail Daily Times.

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2 Responses to “Trail councillor would prefer “killer dogs” not be allowed”

  1. amber 16 February 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    i think charging for a specific bread is not fair and in doggie world may be a little racist , i was walking one day and got chased down the street by a poodle maby we should charge $300 for them to or the yorkie who bit my dog at the dog park with no cause. I just dont think its right or fair. own a pitbull first and then tell me how violent they are. THEY ARE NOT, i trust my dogs with my kids life.

  2. Sean 22 February 2012 at 10:41 am #

    will this include the shepherds and Huskies breads that have been in the news recently for attacking babies?
    what about the Terriers that attack people, postal workers?

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