Pit bull safe, loving pets, lawyer says in attacking ban


Photograph by : Jana Chytilova, The Ottawa Citizen

Pit bull safe, loving pets, lawyer says in attacking ban

TORONTO – Dangerous dogs and not just pit bulls should be the target of efforts to protect the public from unprovoked attacks, Toronto lawyer Clayton Ruby argued Monday during a challenge of an Ontario law that effectively aims to ban the breed from the province.

There is no evidence pit bulls are any more prone to biting than other dogs, he told Judge Thea Herman during his final arguments in Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice.

Of 55 dogs involved in 23 fatal attacks in Canada since 1983, only one was a pit bull, Ruby said.

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