Your Pet Rabbit Hates You!

As a kid, I remember wanting a little furry friend. I actually wanted a little Guinea Pig; it’s like a rabbit but has smaller ears. Sadly as a young fella, I was bad at taking responsibility. But it’s not a matter of age really because let’s be honest, you suck too at taking care of your little cuddling machine, don’t you?
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Pitbull Breed Specific Legislation

Breed Specific Legislation: The Pit bull S#!t Legislation

How can I describe what life has been like for me and my dog since Montreal’s Breed Specific Legislation has been on the table? Saying “It Sucks” does not embody the sleepless nights, anxiety, quality of life change. It can’t describe the defensiveness every time we leave the house. And it surely won’t describe the hours upon hours of research and struggling to understand the bylaw and keep my dog safe. It is as if every dog owner of a dog similar to a pit bull-type dog has been labeled a criminal. That our dogs are weapons that we are carrying around unconcealed.
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Breed Specific Legislation: Truth and Consequences

It was a morning walk like any other: I was out with my toddler and my dog and we were paused at the local bridge, watching the creek water run rapidly over the rocks after recent rains. My daughter was delighting at the sound of the water as my dog sniffed every blade of grass she could find. Then a Police car drove past us, which didn’t phase me until he slowed right down and pulled a U-turn in the middle of the street and drove back towards us. Thanks to Breed Specific Legislation, I froze then and there.
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Breed Specific Legislation: A Dog Owner’s Perspective

September 27th, 2016 Montreal passed an animal control bylaw banning new pit bull-type dogs and requiring existing ones to be muzzled, harnessed, and on a 4-foot leash at all times when outside their home. They call it Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) and this is my partial account of what this meant for me.
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UN World Wildlife Day 2017

UN World Wildlife Day 2017

The UN World Wildlife Day 2017 has released a video to raise awareness about decisions affecting wildlife on our planet. The focus of the video is to tell the world to listen to young voices, which make up more than half of the population and should be in charge of their future on this planet. Here is the video of the UN World Wildlife Day 2017 “Listen to the Young Voices”: