Saturday, March 29, 2008
Bylaw A300 HAS Been Passed with all it's horribleness!
I always read the Municipal notices in the Saturday Chronicle Herald since I watch the HRM City Council on tv on Tuesday nights - I usually recognize what the notices are about - so I was stung this morning when I read the attached notice - Bylaw A300 HAS actually finally passed - WITH the cats in the bylaw, and most of the horrible things in it that people didn't want.
All a dog has to do to attack another dog or a human is to "appear threatening", a dangerous dog can be a dangerous dog simply because of the way it looks now; you ARE allowed to trap your neighbours cat if it shows up on your property - just about the only good thing that's changed is that prohibited animals owned within 90 days of the implementation of the bylaw and that are microchipped are grandfathered in - so people who own them already are allowed to keep them - they don't have to turn them over to have them killed.
It's nice to see that the HRM City Council - behind closed doors - was listening to their constituents - on both sides of the debate. For shame.
It takes effect April 1st, 2008 - you can read it in all it's glory at http://www.halifax.ca/legislation/bylaws/hrm/documents/By-LawA-300.pdf