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Well, well, Imagine That!!! Ban Lifted.....

Discussion in 'Laws & Legislation' started by Suki, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. Suki

    Suki Guest

    Dutch government to lift 25-year ban on pit bulls

    1 hour ago

    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) ­ The Dutch government says it will lift a long-standing ban on pit bulls because it did not lead to any decrease in bite incidents. :o

    Agriculture Minister Gerda Verburg has informed parliament of the decision, which follows the advice of a commission of experts appointed to review the policy.

    Instead, the country will focus on enforcing local leashing laws and owner education programs.

    Spokesman Koen Geelink said Monday the ministry hopes to have a new policy in place by year-end, in which dogs that have displayed aggression will be tested by an expert.

    The country banned the breeding and possession of pit bulls in 1993, after three children were killed by the dogs.
  2. bullydogs

    bullydogs Top Dog

    Wow, somebody has some common sense. If only there frame of thinking here...would rub off on other individuals.
  3. purplepig

    purplepig CH Dog

    Hope it is contageous!!!
  4. Flipside

    Flipside CH Dog

    Hope it reaches Ontario 1st! LOL!

  5. Suki

    Suki Guest

    ^ with you on that one. Denver too. those were DEFINITLY 2 of THE saddest events i can recall in terms of BSL.
    no offense, SO very glad i don't live there!
    won't even consider visiting either.
    so yeah, i HOPE it's contagious~for sure...
  6. bahamutt99

    bahamutt99 CH Dog

    That article needs to be sent to every city, state, province, municipality, country, and so on that's considering BSL. Consider Holland the long-term study to see if BSL works.
  7. mot777mot

    mot777mot Pup

    Have an idea, why dont the people post the article on different forum aswell, so that everybody can see.:)
  8. coolhandjean

    coolhandjean CH Dog

    Good to hear. I agree with all of you, hopefully this will open the eyes of the rest of the world.
  9. CooljoeGoodie

    CooljoeGoodie Big Dog

    Damn Amsterdam seems like they have their stuff in order in many ways and not trying to control there people,if it wasn't so cold I'd might consider moving there.....I guess they sit back and watch the dummy's fuck up to no prevail,with the only thing to show for it is more money spent and their people in jail.It's a shame that some where along the way they lost their way and now we look to other people to see how free we are not.....
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 10, 2008
  10. Titch_Pitbull

    Titch_Pitbull Top Dog

    maybe it will spread to other countries like the UK.
  11. PorsA

    PorsA Big Dog

    Finaly we can have pitbulls again in Holland!! It's more than 10 years ago that my parents owned some bulldogs, great news. we got into amstaffs because of these laws.
  12. TheVictor22

    TheVictor22 CH Dog

    Thats great news...... Thanks Suki!
  13. thepitpalace

    thepitpalace Big Dog

    That is awesome, too bad it took 25 years to figure it out...Hopefuly others will follow..
  14. director

    director Pup

    Does anyone know if any good dogs have made it to the Netherlands after they lifted the breed ban? Used to own Bolio offspring before the ban in the 80's but don't see any evidence yet of good new dogs coming to this country this year so far....thanks !

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