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.

(100% of profits will go towards a project i am working on to help this cause)

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:

19 comments on “protest walk for ginger”

  1. Sandro says:

    Wow Marcia great pictures! What a great event and cause! I hope they change this legislation. Too many good dogs have passed on that didn’t deserve it. 🙂

  2. Sarah says:

    Amazing pictures! Wow!
    I was wondering if I could purchase a print of one?

  3. Liz says:

    Marcia, thank you so much for caring, supporting and creating awareness for our beautiful bullies. It was so kind of you to attend the protest and share your gifted talent with everyone by way of this blog and your beautiful photos.

    Your talent is only exceeded by your heart:)

  4. Fran C. says:

    Thank you so much for coming and documenting the day in pictures. If a picture is truly worth a thousand words, you wrote a book.

    You captured the day for us with your very real, unique and creative talent. Thank you.

  5. Mary-Anne Lawrence says:

    What wonderful and poignant pictures. Thank you. This law is preventing my family from moving back to Ontario from the Caribbean-we have a 9-year old pitbull.

  6. Alison Preiss says:

    As always, you did an amazing job at capturing the dogs’ essence. They are truly beautiful animals.

  7. tarra nova says:

    captivating pictures marcia! Thank you for the support and above all else capturing the true essence of all of our dogs, varying breeds and the united front we provide. (also wanted to know about purchasing a few prints;) and if you had any other of my two ;))

  8. This is one of your most powerful blogs, yet, Marcia! Thank you so much for giving a voice to the voiceless. I feel so sad for those poor dogs and especially for Ginger. It’s because of the ignorance and cruelty of human beings that these dogs are put in this position in the first place. It’s not their fault! There should be a bill passed to ban stupid humans from being allowed in public places without a muzzle!

  9. Jada says:

    It was great meeting you Marcia! Thanks for shining a positive light on this protest and it’s supporters. The dogs all look beautiful in your photos 🙂

  10. Incredible shots! The one of Ginger’s person dragging the leash and collar is heartbreaking, truly an instance where a picture is worth a thousand words!

  11. Lin Hawkyard says:

    Brilliant blog – amazing images as to be expected from you 😉 the dragging leash was a tear jerker.

  12. melanie says:

    Amazing pictures…very touching

  13. Glady says:

    Great pictures! Thank you for sharing! I too could not believe that Ceasar was not allowed to bring Junior on his tour in Ontario. A man who is trying to help all dogs and their owners to be better citizens. The Ontario government should hang their heads in shame. Good luck to all those who have devoted their time and effort for these beautiful animals.

  14. Lisa Abel says:


    EXCELLENT shots for a wonderful cause! I am glad you have great passion in your work as well as sharing it with others and spreading the word. Your pictures say a 1000 words and i am sure it has touched many hearts. GOOD FOR YOU!

  15. mleeder says:

    Prints and digital files are now available for purchase. Please see the link above to visit the gallery. All proceeds will be going towards a project I am working on to help bring more attention to this horrible breed ban situation!

  16. Wendy NGg says:

    was ginger saved ?

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