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After a local woman was killed by a neighbor's dog, Montréal passed a law prohibiting residents from adopting or buying pit bulls. Current pit bull owners must undergo a criminal background check, keep their dogs muzzled, keep them on a leash less than four-feet long, and pay a $150 permit fee. Pit bulls in shelters face euthanasia. Dog owners and animal rights groups are outraged. Montréal and beyond, should pit bulls be banned? Scroll down to vote!


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Many pit bull owners won't be able to afford the new restrictions on pit bull ownership, and the euthanizing of hundreds of homeless pit bulls has motivated activists all over the U.S. and Canada. At the time of this writing, more than 360,000 people have signed a Change.org petition demanding Montréal rescind the ban.

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Many argue the ban was a hysterical response to an admittedly terrible fatal encounter between Montréal resident and a dog.

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According to the website dogsbite.com, 860 cities regulate specific dog breeds, and 100 percent of them include pit bulls. They argue that breed-specific legislation works and reduces dog attacks on humans.

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The Montréal SPCA is already challenging the new pit bull ban in court. Activists are furious over what's called "breed-selective legislation," or laws that target specific dog breeds, when many argue it's the owners that need to be held accountable for an animal's behavior.

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Should pit bulls be banned?
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