Mr. Bryant and the other MPPs have left for summer vacation, THREE WEEEKS EARLY. That's real dedication to governance of this province. The Ontario Liberals behaved like spoiled school children, and left an anti-animal-cruelty bill and other laws to die on the order paper.
Meanwhile, unoffending puppies and their mother languish in a Sarnia pound, doomed to die because the Ontario Liberals passed a law to kill dogs of a certain shape.
What possible crime could seven-week-old puppies have committed, to cause them to be killed? What crime has the mother dog committed, to cause her to be killed?
Is it solely because of their shape? Because they're the "wrong" shape?
Is that what we've descended to as a society, gleefully killing animals solely because of their shape? Are we that spiritually bankrupt?
Does this incident tie in with Sarnia's sudden decision to do a door-to-door census of dogs? Will they be fingering dogs that might be, could be, perhaps are, and seize and kill them? Regardless of the fact the dogs may be loving and beloved family pets, that have done no wrong? Why has animal control suddenly been seized with a desire to enforce the Ontario Liberals' vague, shoddy, unfounded and unjust law, that's been on the books for almost two years? What has propelled this decision?
Has Sarnia animal control read the decision on the constitutional challenge of the province's breed specific legislation? Perhaps the city solicitor, if there is one, should be advising animal control to hold off on seizure of unoffending animals since, as I understand it (I'm not a lawyer), the catch-all category of "pit bull" was deemed unconstitutional. Is Sarnia animal control opening the city to lawsuits (expensive for taxpayers) for enforcing an unconstitutional law?
What about the dogs of the "right" shape that do commit offences, that do bite and attack? Are they killed, or returned to their owners?
I'm just sick at heart for the puppies and their mother, that have done nothing wrong but be born the "wrong" shape.