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The SPCA was seeking the suspension of several pit bull-related parts of the bylaw.
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The emotional debate raged on for months.
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Montreal's city council is expected to pass a bylaw later this month that will ban pit bulls and similar breeds by the end of the year.
The city plans to phase out the animals completely.
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Many of the protesters called for tougher penalties for irresponsible owners and enforcement of existing regulations including leashing and licensing.
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Dogs that already live in the city will be allowed to stay.
Politicians shouldn't wait. Because if they do, adults and children will keep being attacked in their homes and elsewhere. And the pit bull lobby, so desperate to keep the public on side, will fiddle as they bleed.
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