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Montreal pit bull ban challenged in court as discriminatory and unreasonable

Montreal pit bull ban challenged in court as discriminatory and unreasonable

And at least two lawsuits are challenging the law: one from the Montreal SPCA, which argues the language of the law is vague, that little scientific evidence exists to back up claims the breed is risky, and that it is in violation of the province of Quebec's own laws that grant animals the status of sentient beings.


Judge temporarily suspends controversial Montreal pit bull ban until Wednesday

Judge temporarily suspends controversial Montreal pit bull ban until Wednesday

They argue this leaves identification up to interpretation, putting dog owners in vulnerable positions. One of the criticisms of the law has to do with Montreal's broad definition of what a "pit bull" is, which The Dodo says covers at least three breeds (American pit bull terriers, American Staffordshire terriers and Staffordshire bull terriers).


Judge temporarily suspends controversial Montreal pit bull ban until Wednesday

Judge temporarily suspends controversial Montreal pit bull ban until Wednesday

They argue this leaves identification up to interpretation, putting dog owners in vulnerable positions. One of the criticisms of the law has to do with Montreal's broad definition of what a "pit bull" is, which The Dodo says covers at least three breeds (American pit bull terriers, American Staffordshire terriers and Staffordshire bull terriers).


Pit Bulls Are Officially Banned In Montreal

Pit Bulls Are Officially Banned In Montreal

Rene Cadieux, a lawyer for the city, said common sense will be used to apply the law, which states that American Staffordshire terriers, Staffordshire bull terriers and American pit bull terriers — or any dogs mixed with those breeds or that bear similar physical characteristics — are part of the ban.


Judge temporarily suspends Montreal pit bull ban

Judge temporarily suspends Montreal pit bull ban

A senior member of the Montreal administration said that since January of 2015, pit bulls were involved in about half of the 362 dog bite cases in which the breed could be identified. Follow Amil on Twitter . City council voted in favour last week of adopting the bylaw despite significant opposition to the ban. Dr. Adrian Walton of Dewdney Animal Hospital in Maple Ridge wants to raise funds to support a campaign to prevent the ban in Montreal , suggesting that it equates to a death ...


Jurors sworn in for rape retrial of footballer Ched Evans

Jurors sworn in for rape retrial of footballer Ched Evans

The two-week trial will be presided over by senior judge Mrs Justice Nicola Davies, while the Crown and defence counsel are Simon Medland QC and Judith Khan QC respectively. Prosecutors said hotel staff described the woman as stumbling drunk and looking vacant before going into a room with one of Evans' friends. It is alleged that both men separately had sex with her.