Monday, February 28, 2005

Ottawa Approves New Dog Food=Kids!

Three pit bulls attack two-year-old Ottawa boy

" News Staff
The week before Ontario politicians are due to debate
a law that would ban pit bulls, three of the dogs attacked an Ottawa
Jayden Clairoux, 2, was heading home from day care with his dad
and two brothers on Thursday, when the dogs managed to jump a low fence
and attack.
Clairoux's father Guy quickly noticed, but it took his
frantic effort and the assistance of two neighbor's, to wrestle the
animals from the boy. The dog's owner, Shridev Cafe, has been slapped
with $30,000 in fines. It's not the first time he's gotten in trouble
with the dogs.
Just last month, they needed to be beaten off with a
stick when they attacked a four-year-old. He managed to escape the
incident with minor injuries.
The dogs' owner was fined $2,100 and ordered to keep the
animals muzzled and contained on his property.
Although the director of Ottawa's bylaw services, Susan Jones,
would like to see the dogs euthanized, under provincial legislation
that's not possible without a court order.
That means Cafe, who handed his pets over voluntarily,
could get his dogs back in just ten days."

Ooookay...maybe they're crippled by bureaucracy and regulations, or maybe they're just plain stupid. Maybe these "animal rights" types have become involved with public policy again. But "nothing we can do"? The same dogs that mauled another kid a few weeks ago. I'm sure there is something we can do. Something besides A FINE! Obviously a fine is ineffective as a deterrent. What about criminal charges? Was he not criminally negligent? If the local police would have charged this moron in the first place, the attack on little Jayden would have never happened. Come on guys! Do your job!

I like dogs just as much as the next guy, but kids are friends, not food!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Do your job"?
Canadian police are little more than municipal tax collectors. To serve and collect is the new motto!
"Here's your ticket, have a nice day..."
Totally fucking useless as far as prevention is concerned.

8:42 AM  
Blogger alsocanadian said...

I'm not one for more laws, especially not "social engineering" kind of laws, But if the public is not protected...
Can you say "vigilante justice"!

10:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who says our industry has no regulations? ;)


11:20 AM  
Blogger alsocanadian said...

I like the "Punisher" type regulations; the "Spiderman" regs are a little too lenient...

11:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bad parenting => lousy kids(potentialy dangerous too)
Bad animal owner ship=>dangerous animals.

The fella only faces upto 30kcanadian in fines....Steep but not a deterrent.
This guy will F' something up later.
They should neuter him along with his dogs.

9:36 PM  

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