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People Make Me So Angry - Jessie T. Wolf
January 9th, 2006
10:19 pm


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People Make Me So Angry
Seriously. On my way to work today, I passed by a lady who was walking two dogs. One a black Labrador, and the other a hulking brindle Pitbull. Both very pretty dogs, and friendly, from the looks of it anyway. Only one problem: her Pittie wasn't wearing a muzzle.

It makes me wonder if these people have been hiding under a rock for the past year. We have a new (crappy) Pitbull ban here in Toronto, which requires all Pit-type dogs to be Spayed/Neutered, microchipped, registered with the Province of Ontario, and kept on leashes and muzzled at all times in public. The way the ban works, even if your dog ISN'T an actual "Pitbull" but it just LOOKS like it could be one, or could be a mixed breed, you have to comply with the new law. So say if you have a Lab/Boxer cross, someone can accuse you of having a Pitbull, and if you can't prove that your dog ISN'T one, your dog will be seized and destroyed, and you can get fined or even thrown in jail.

What makes me angry is the fact that there are still people out there fighting this ban by NOT muzzling their dogs in public. It REALLY busts my britches to know that people could really not give a shit about their animals, thinking that they're doing a good thing by not protecting their dogs from harm.

I have a Staffie cross. My little Zena (The Zee Beast) is the sweetest dog you could ever meet, very smart, and happy. And I muzzle her. She has a big honking $75 chrome and leather cage muzzle that makes her look like Hannibal Lector. And it may be unfair and sad that she has to wear it when I take her on walks, but DAMMIT that muzzle keeps her SAFE! And it REALLY upsets me every time I see someone without a muzzle on their Pit, thinking that no one can enforce this ban, when there have already been quite a few reports of Police and Animal Control officers seizing dogs from their own HOMES simply because the neighbors complained about there being a "vicious dog" next door.

It is SO not fair that I have to muzzle my dog, when so many other idiots aren't even bothering with it. Even worse that because of them not complying with the ban, it's only a matter of time before those poor animals have to pay with their lives, for their Human's mistakes. >.< What the fuck happened to Responsibility??

On a totally different note... does anyone know how I can get in touch with evana_love? If so, please e-mail me privately? I'd kinda like to give her a gift, but she makes herself so darned hard to contact! O.o I know with good reason, but jeebies! She is very talented, and I'd just like to be able to let her know that I appreciate her work. :)

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Date:January 10th, 2006 03:27 am (UTC)

I agree

I think that if you dont like the law you should work to change it. Sometimes if a law is silly and you dont like it there is room to rebel. However if this concerns your pet's life (as they can take the dog away and destroy it) its not worth the risk even to make a point. I would sooner risk my own hide for something like this than risk another's (especially given that the dog isnt choosing to be put at risk when the owner does not muzzle it).

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Date:January 10th, 2006 03:39 am (UTC)

Re: I agree

I heart your ability to reason. ;) So many people lack it. O.x *huggles!*
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Date:January 10th, 2006 03:47 am (UTC)
:( I hate those laws. Come move to Bradford. We don't have any laws like that as far as I know. Plus you can get out of the city. It's not exactly the country, but it is very relaxing. Also, it's only an hour away or so :)
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Date:January 10th, 2006 04:55 am (UTC)
I understand completely what you mean.
One must accept reality, even if one doesn't like it or are working to change it.
I don't like the fact that I can be run down by a car when I'm taking a jog, but instead of ignoring reality and hoping for the best, I increase my chanses by wearing a reflective vest so that I will be seen in the dark, for example.
Date:January 10th, 2006 05:23 am (UTC)
what people also need to realize is, if they DID follow the law.. they'd figure out pits (and their lookalikes, apparently) arent bad dogs, and the ban may be lifted

perhaps not tomarrow, but with time and good sportsmanship, you never know what you can do
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Date:January 10th, 2006 05:58 am (UTC)
*skim read skim read skim read* "... busts my britches.." *pause*

Bwahaha :>
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Date:January 10th, 2006 07:39 am (UTC)
Say the word "People" and any explain is needless why are you angry so much.

By the way... Muzzled must to be only some kinds of dogs or everyone? O..o
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Date:January 10th, 2006 08:35 am (UTC)
I always thought that Canada was a place that really had it's head screwed on ... until this ban.
Shame. :(
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Date:January 10th, 2006 09:15 am (UTC)
I would think the best way to get in touch with her would be to leave her a message on her journal.
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Date:January 10th, 2006 09:39 am (UTC)
I don't know how... :/ Her LJ is Friends Only. I'd love to be able to ask her if I can view her journal though. O.o Actually, I did try contacting her through LJ to ask her once, a good while ago... but I never got a reply back, so... *shrugs* And I can't seem to find the thingy on her LJ to leave messages anymore. :/
Date:January 11th, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC)
Just the other day I was walking to my building and out the front door came a guy and his pitbull or whatever it was, no muzzle or anything. Honestly, I believe dogs are like children, in the way that if they are raised poorly they will grow up to be aggressive. Some dogs bite people. Hell, Jack Russell Terriers will take a chunk out of you.

Zena looks absolutely MISERABLE with that thing on, too. I bet she's glad to get home and have that thing off her face. Poor girl. Next time I visit again we have to go for a walk to that pet store so I can buy treats for everyone. Arf!
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Date:January 18th, 2006 05:30 pm (UTC)

Poor Puppies

It's a shame that because of this ban that I have to muzzle my dog just to go visit my father who just moved to Canada. She's never had a muzzle on her and now she's got to wear one cause irrisponsimable idiots can't raise their dogs propperly. And I think that this ban is unfair to the other dogs just cause they look like they might be a Pit cross. How does someone go about prooving their dog isn't if its a mutt? And what about those other dogs that aren't Pit's and are just as vicious and more dangerous, like Huskies, Mastiffs, Poodles, and other dogs. I have encountered all of those breeds that were ill-raise and became ill-tempered. I love my Pitty mix and would never think about giving her up for anything just because some people have their heads up their asses and give her breed a bad rep.

And just as an example, there was a dog attack here in town the day after Christmas were a woman was jogging on her usual route and 2 boxers maulled her nearly to death. The owner responsible wasn't even a resident. They were from a different state visiting for the holidays, and every time that person visited with her dogs, she'd always let them roam the neighborhood without leashes, or supervission. They've been reported countless times to the police. And when the police and ambulance arrived where the jogger was mauled, the 2 dogs were still there attacking the police and paramedics!!

Were those Pitt Bulls or crosses? NO. They have bloodlines and are pure bred Boxers. Should that person be allowed to keep her dogs? In my oppinion, NO, and she shouldn't be allowed to have other dogs, never mind breed them.

But enough of my ranting, just had to make my point.
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