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  1. #11
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    Jul 2011
    Sunshine coast Qld


    Not that it matters but does anyone know why they bought the PTS forward one day? Would it have been to hurry it up and maybe avoid more people finding out it was happening? Or to stop a mass protest? Just curious...
    The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
    Mohandas Gandhi

  2. #12
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    Aug 2011


    Isn't temperament testing part of the Calgary strategy?

  3. #13
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    Aug 2009


    What is the Calgary strategy?

    Farty bums here would fail, I think.

  4. #14
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    Sep 2010
    Gippsland, Victoria


    calgary model bsl - Google Search

    From: The Calgary Model

    The animal control bylaw in Calgary, Alberta, Canada has been hailed by many as a HUGE success.* While other cities and provinces in Canada are banning breeds, Calgary is choosing education program*and stronger enforcement.* What's the end result?**By all accounts,*reports and statistics, the bylaw is working!** Not only that, the bylaw works so well and the results are so highly praised, Calgary*is inspiring animal control officials*outside of Canada to use*the bylaw*as a model for their*own animal control ordinances.
    The following is written by Dana Grove:
    The bylaw officers in Calgary have taken a stand against breed banning, and responded to dog bite concerns with a tougher licensing program and stronger enforcement. The City of Calgary also spends considerable funds on dog safety public awareness and education campaigns. Research shows that just 1 hour of dog safety training in grades 2 and 3 can reduce these attacks by 80%.

    "We don't punish breeds, we punish behavior," said chief bylaw officer Bill Bruce. "The bottom line is, we believe all dogs are capable of biting."
    In Calgary, 90 per cent of dogs are licensed, allowing bylaw officers to keep track of pets and owners. The city also has a strict fine structure that includes a $250 penalty for chase incidents and $350 fines for bites. The bylaw also allows the officers to declare specific dogs as “dangerous” and this label brings with it higher license fees, muzzling rules and age restrictions on the dog's handlers. The bylaw states that a dog can only be destroyed by owner request or court order.

    The county of Newell in Alberta received dozens of letters and e-mails from around the world from people who oppose breed restrictions, said deputy Reeve Jack Harbinson.

    "We decided after listening to the people, they were right," he said.
    The success of their actions? Approximately 1000 reported dog bites in 1985 and 260 reported dog bites in 2003.
    Calgary’s dangerous dog legislation was implemented in response to the bite problem. Dangerous dog, not dangerous breed. The results speak for themselves – a 70% drop in the number of OVERALL dog bites.
    The measures Calgary has taken have shown results, and set a model and a precedent that should be implemented across Canada. THIS is the model Ontario should be looking at…

    The main foundations of all this? Having rangers available and following up on incidents. Actually working at something productive.

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    OhOh. Better be carefull or I will be declared dangerous for growling at this story.
    Nev Allen
    Border River Pet Resort

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