Controversial law banning pit bulls is passed in Montreal

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MONTREAL — City leaders in Montreal have passed a bill banning new ownership of pit bulls, the Daily News reports. 

The law is expected to go into effect Oct. 3. Under it, dogs with certain body types or square heads will be regarded as a pit bull, including American pit bull terriers, Staffordshire bull terriers, American Staffordshire terriers or any mix of those breeds.

The law comes after a brutal dog attack that killed a woman. She was mauled to death in her own backyard by a neighbor’s dog.

People who oppose the law say the pit bull is getting a bad rap.

An online petition was set up for the city to reverse its decision, and it’s been signed by more than 95,000 people.

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