Sunday, February 7, 2016

Veterinary services, another missing system in First Nations community


Official statistics on the number of dog attacks within Canada are non-existent. There is little argument however that most of these attacks seem to afflict First Nation communities. Municipalities and provinces have the legal capacity to deal with animal control issues. Winnipeg City Council introduced a ban on pit bull terriers in 1990. Ontario have had a province wide ban on the breed since 2005. The city of Calgary have a dangerous dog bylaw which is not breed specific. Edmonton require all dogs considered to be dangerous to wear a muzzle.Its just common sense. Why then did Lance Ribbonleg from the North Tallcree First Nations reserve, Alberta get mauled by a pack of dogs 16 November 2006?

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