protest walk for ginger
if you’re a dog lover living in Ontario you may already know the heartbreaking saga of Ginger, the pit bull.
the recent court decision, to have her death sentence reinstated, has upset many (me included). you can view the official court document here.
on Friday November 12, 2010 i attended the ‘Protest Walk for Ginger’ at Queen’s Park, Toronto. many people close to the case were present, along with their dogs. not only BSL breeds were represented, but many other dogs of all sizes and breeds…all sniffing, licking and happily wagging tails for each other.
in response to Bill 132, the Dog Legislation Council of Canada (DLCC) was formed by LeeAnn O’Reilly, Cathy Prothro and Dawne Deeley. they saw a need for responsible dog owners to aid in enacting solid dangerous dog laws and promote responsible ownership. they are doing their best to educate the public and challenge the government, but overall it’s very sad that due to irresponsible owners, certain dog breeds have been stereotyped as “bad dogs”.
there is hope that times will change after our next provincial election in the fall of 2011…until then, poor ginger awaits her fate.
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Ginger’s person, Philip Huggins, in her honour, dragged her leash, collar and muzzle behind him during the protest walk…heartbreaking.
the look in their eyes when they are muzzled is truly gut-wrenching.
there is one thing muzzles can’t hold back…the kisses!
it was great to see my ole pal ‘awesome’ representing!
for more images, please check out the slideshow here: