Due to several vicious attacks by pit bull dogs, Ontario on Monday became the first province in Canada to ban them outright. The new law makes it illegal to breed pit bulls or bring the dogs into the Canadian province. There is a 60 day grace period.
Dogs that are already in Ontario will be allowed to stay as long as they are spayed or neutered, and leashed and muzzled in public. "I've seen enough, I'm glad the law is finally coming into effect," said Louise Ellis, whose daughter was attacked.
"The legislation will not improve the safety of the residents of Ontario and will not reduce the number of dog bite incidents in this province," said one prominent Canadian lawyer.