Judge deems dog unsafe, must be put down
Tweets are mostly in favour of saving a Park Ex man’s pitbull. A euthanasia order issued by a judge Wednesday afternoon has sparked a demo at the borough offices on Ogilvy Avenue Wednesday evening. The Gazette even stretches to saying the animal is on death row, which I find both melodramatic and disrespectful to humans who find themselves in that situation. (Nor are dogs entitled to due process.) (Sadly, both these expressions are more typically American than local, too.)
Retweeted reports say Berger Blanc has refused to carry out the order, but I’m not finding that fact in any news story.
I find I can feel sorry for the dog’s owner while also feeling that I never want to tangle with a poorly controlled pitbull, anywhere.