Dog lovers and their pets as well as other supporters will join in a Million Mutt March to end breed specific legislation in a number of cities in Canada and the United States on March 27, 2011. In Ontario, marches will take place in Toronto and Cambridge.
All those who wish to attend the Toronto march are asked to meet on the front lawn of Queen’s Park at 1 p.m. Participants will walk down University Avenue and then officially begin the march to Nathan Phillips Square. At the square, everyone will gather at the speaker’s corner – a site built to promote freedom of speech in the city.
Ontario legislators passed the Dogs Statute Law Amendment Act in 2005- breed specific legislation banning new ownership and breeding of pit bulls in the province. Although current owners were allowed to keep their pit bulls, the legislation stated that they must be leashed and muzzled when walked and stiffer penalties for dogs deemed a danger to the public were also included.
For those wishing to take part in the march, Queen’s Park can be accessed via the transit system by getting off at the Queen’s Park Station. There will also be plenty of parking at the University of Toronto across from the park.
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