Petition to Enforce Existing Vancouver Dog By-Laws

Taryn Griffiths
Taryn Griffiths 4 Comments
107 Signatures Goal: 100

Even though only 15% of Vancouver residents own dogs, a 60% majority of Vancouverites have experienced or witnessed problems with off-leash dogs, and an overwhelming 82% of us would like animal control bylaws to be enforced.*

We, the undersigned, call upon the City of Vancouver to enforce the existing dog by-laws.

To facilitate this, we ask that special constable status be established for animal control officers so that they have the power and authority to do their job.

*Synovate Study: an independent survey commissioned by the City of Vancouver.

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iCare Vancouver Informed Citizens Advocating for Responsibility and Enforcement

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  • Aaron Berghoffer
    Aaron Berghoffer Canada, Vancouver
    Oct 28, 2017
    Oct 28, 2017
    BC's wildlife are terrified of dogs and with few remaining places to go they suffer. They are stressed by dogs causing them to use more calories and are forced to abandon their feeding areas restricting their calorie intake. Taking your dog off leash in a park or protected area is extremely selfish. There is no reason people and wildlife can't co-exist if there is respect for nature and the law.
  • Steve Balyi
    Steve Balyi Canada, Vancouver
    Sep 26, 2016
    Sep 26, 2016
    How can a petition which allows people to sign it anonymously have any legitimacy?
    If the estimate is that only 15% of dog owners licence their dogs, then provide services for the estimated population.
    As it stands, Dog feces containers are not emptied frequently enough, thus they are often overflowing at the dog exercise facilities. The city may in fact have more of these facilities than other multiplicities but they are still to few and far between, thus forcing dog owners to chose between driving and polluting in order to get their dogs exercised or to break the ill conceived by-laws.

    Monitor dog acquisition and require tentative owners to pass a skill test for ownership, like a learners licence; then require the owners to have their dogs pass a companion dog level of obedience within the first year of ownership. No dog should be allowed off-leash until it can, Sit, Down, Stay, Heal and COME 99% of the time when called.

    Instead of the constant carping at dog owners, spend the money to provide adequate facilities and re-frame what it means to be a responsible dog owner.

    Dog ownership should be an earned privileged not a right in just the same manner as bicycling should be skills tested and licensed.
    This is fundamentally about public safety. It is not 'rocket science' the modal is already developed with use of firearms and cars.
    Tax it, Build it, Service it and they will come.
    And like every politician claims to want, it will create JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!

    Instead of taking directions from ill informed well intentioned armchair critics, I suspect that if the above guidelines were adhered to, there would not only be fewer dog owners and bicyclists but also fewer problems.
  • Sarah Christ
    Dec 01, 2014
    Dec 01, 2014
    We need to enforce leash laws. Unleashed dogs are a danger to people and their pets that follow this important law
  • Sarah Christ
    Sarah Christ Canada, Vancouver
    Dec 01, 2014
    Dec 01, 2014
    We need to enforce leash laws. Unleashed dogs are a danger to people and their pets that follow this important law
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  • 4 weeks ago
    Aaron Berghoffer Canada
    4 weeks ago
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    Leanne Coughlin Canada
    1 month ago
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    Jony Canada
    1 year ago
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    libby esther berman United States
    1 year ago
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    Sarah Christ Canada
    3 years ago
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    Lynne Kent Canada
    4 years ago
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    Fern Jeffries Canada
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    Ksenia Rossi Canada
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    Miriam Dell'Orto Canada
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    Anthony Dell'Orto Canada
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    Anthony Dell'Orto Canada
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    Ana Drumea Canada
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    Jay Cates United States
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    ymzpshk United Kingdom
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    j.c. Stitt Canada
    6 years ago
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