Montreal’s recently elected mayor made a lot of animal lovers happy when she lifted the city-wide ban on pit bulls just three months ago. Unfortunately, it all may have been for nought as the Quebec government is reviewing a bill that would see the dog breed banned across the province.
Bill 128 is a much stricter take on Montreal’s previous ban. The bill would prohibit American Pitbull terriers, American Staffordshire terriers, Staffordshire bull terriers, as well as Rottweilers.
Lise Vadnais, who lost her sister when she was attacked by a neighbour’s Pitbull will be testifying in favour of Bill 128. She says she was “extremely disappointed” when Montreal mayor, Valerie Plante lifted the city-wide ban.
If the bill passes owners of these dog breeds could receive fines up to $5,000 and have their dogs euthanized, sold, or given to an animal shelter.
When questioned on whether they would consider amending the bill, Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux said, “we’ll see whether we have to make a few amendments or not. This (bill), in particular, deserves a very open ear.”