Ottawa Approves New Dog Food=Kids!
"CTV.ca 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
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!