Tag Archives: breed specific legislation

Why Montreal’s Pit Bull Ban Won’t Reduce Dog Bites

Posted on: September 30, 2016 - No Comments

Breed bans do nothing to enhance public safety; they ignore the real reasons why dogs of any breed attack. So where there are breed restrictions and bans – bites happen anyway.

Breed Specific Legislation: Why My Opinion Doesn’t Matter, and Neither Does Yours

Posted on: August 11, 2015 - 6 Comments

At a meeting about breed-specific legislation, I was struck by one very obvious conclusion. Not only does my opinion on Breed Specific Legislation not matter, neither does the opinion of anyone else.

Merseyside’s “Dangerous Dog” Roundup Ruled Unlawful

Posted on: December 9, 2014 - 3 Comments

A judicial review by High Court judges in Manchester today ruled that Merseyside Police acted unlawfully, and did not have the legal power to have those dogs euthanized without court permission.

Merseyside Police Seize and Kill Legally Exempt Dogs

Posted on: April 27, 2014 - No Comments

I am appalled at this latest story coming from Liverpool.  This is Breed Specific Legislation at its worst and yet another example of innocent dogs being taken away from their owners and euthanised without due process.  I support law enforcement in many ways but this kind of policing is barbaric, especially when many of the Read More

Victoria Talks Breed-Specific Legislation on MiamiNewTimes.com

Posted on: April 29, 2013 - No Comments

Victoria Stilwell was featured in the "Blogs" section of MiamiNewTimes.com. In the feature, Victoria talks about her new book, "Train Your Dog Positively," and also commented on how lives are being affected by breed-specific legislation.

How the Legal System Failed Lennox

Posted on: October 9, 2011 - 151 Comments

Today people all over the world will be lighting candles in honor of Lennox, who, if the courts have their way, will be put to death in less than a week by Belfast City Council.   I have become personally involved in this case, both as an expert and as an advocate for decency and humanity.  Read More

Victoria on CBS Atlanta discussing Beyond the Myth film

Posted on: October 7, 2011 - 5 Comments

Victoria was joined by Amy Ciontos and her pit bull Lennox to discuss this weekend's Atlanta premiere of Beyond the Myth - a powerful film about the dangers of breed-specific legislation.

Update on Lennox

Posted on: October 6, 2011 - 45 Comments

Like the tens of thousands of people around the world who have followed the story of Lennox, I was devastated by the recent ruling condemning him to death in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  Lennox was a well-behaved, registered, perfectly assimilated family pet who was taken from his very responsible and devoted family over a year ago Read More