#BSLbytes 7

Posted by Chantelle Mackney on

Today's #BSLbyte is a personal account of what it's like living with BSL in Ontario. A big thank you to Lori Gray for letting us share her story.

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"In Canada we live in a bubble, taking quite a few things for granted.

We travel freely, are free to choose who we hang out with, who we marry or don’t, where we live, what kind of house or how much property we can afford to own or rent. We can get a great education, job, raise a family. We can speak freely without censorship. We are entitled to fair and equal treatment… or are we?

If you live in Ontario or some municipal jurisdictions in Canada, you live with a law that bans certain dogs based on their appearance. In Ontario you are not allowed to travel freely across or enter the province with a dog that is one of the named purebreds or the much more popular short-haired mutt. It doesn’t matter what you consider your dog to be – it’s what the enforcer’s opinion dictates. There have been myriad shapes, sizes, and colours of dogs that have been targeted by animal control, police officers, or SPCA agents...."

Read the full post on the HugABull blog:
http://blog.hugabull.com/living-with-bsl

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#endBSL #notoBill128 #Canada150 #BSLbytes

For background on the #BSLbytes campaign visit the HugABull blog: http://blog.hugabull.com/take-a-byte-out-of-bsl

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