Demonstration against the draft law on potentially dangerous dogs” Saturday in Montreal
Saturday, 15 July 2017 16:17
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MONTREAL | dozens of animal lovers marched Saturday in the streets of Montreal in support of the world day against the law to specific breeds.
The protesters also wanted to protest against the bill 128 (an Act to promote the protection of the people by the establishment of a framework relating to dogs), tabled in the national Assembly of Quebec in the month of April last by the minister of public Safety, Martin Coiteux.
This bill proposes a list of breeds, types and crosses of dogs deemed potentially dangerous, including pitbulls, pitbulls terriers american, terriers american Staffordshire, bull terriers the Staffordshire and rottweilers.
The bill also provides more authority to municipalities to act in the problematic cases involving dogs.
On Saturday, the marchers have walked through the streets without their animals.
“This law […] has proven to be inefficient at all levels, and although several cities, country, province has decided to abolish this law, we here in Quebec, our leaders persist to go against advice from experts in the field of animal and in spite of the statistics want to implement this law unenforceable and costly”, said the organizers of the march on their page Facebook.
They argue, moreover, that this bill “affects our rights as citizens” and that”it will have negative impact on all the animals of Quebec.”