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Montreal’s new bylaw is breed-neutral, but needs improvement

Many of you know that the City of Montreal reversed the “pit bull” ban implemented by former mayor Denis Coderre in 2016. There was no question that the former bylaw was archaic and unfair. Many animal owners and advocates spoke...
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Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

According to Dictionary.com, Critical Thinking is: a noun – 1. Disciplined thinking that is clear, rational, open-minded and informed by evidence. It is essential to use critical thinking about any news topic – especially controversial ones th...
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Brain bias and breed-specific thinking

Brain bias and breed-specific thinking

When you talk to people about why they fear certain breeds, or why they support breed-specific legislation, you will often hear statements like, “I’m always hearing about pit bull attacks in the news” or “Certain dogs are bred to be...
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