Episode 30 – “Pit Bulls Banned Again?”


00:01- Intro Music "Ama Be Happy" feat. Jenee Jones (Produced by Charity Croff and Carnage Swank) by ArchDuke.

00:45- Welcome to Episode 30 of My Views, Extended. I am your host Nadia and thank you so much for joining me this week.

-If you are a new listener, thank you so much for checking me out and if you are a return listener, thank you so much for coming back.

-Aside from this podcast you can learn more about me on my blog, nadiadonella.com, where I post on Mondays “Wordless Monday” (through pictures).

-Wednesdays “How’s It Going Wednesday” (where I share what’s been happening in parts of my world) although I think that may be coming to an end because I'm doing a little, um, revamping of my schedule.

-Adding some new additions.

-So I will see how that goes.

-Fridays, where I focus on various Recipes, Reviews & DIY’s.

-And that date may change too.

-Along with the new schedule.

-Change coming up in the next week or so.

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-I'm under NadiaDonella under all of those social media platforms and I will leave links to all social media sites in the show notes.

01:28 -This week is going to be a short one, shorter than usual, because for me the news has been either slow, not of interest to me, or beyond my scope of knowledge.

-For example with England voting to leave the European Union.

-That's definitely beyond my scope of knowledge.

-Sure I could learn and ask questions but at this point in time, beyond the basics, I don’t have the time to learn more.

-I just hope that things do not turn violent and that this is as peaceful a transition as possible for all parties.

-Whether they, you voted to stay or go.

02:04 - “Surrey to consider pit bull ban after latest attack”

-A 65-year-old woman in Surrey, BC Canada was attacked by a pit bull.

-She sustained serious injuries to her arm.

-I hope and pray that she recovers fully and does not have any lasting physical or physiological issues from the attack.

-The dog has been euthanized.

-The mayor of Surrey, Linda Hepner would like the city’s dog by-laws re-examined.

-Although there have not been that many dog attacks in, for any breed.

-Not just Pit Bulls alone, in Surrey.

-I personally do not believe in banning breeds.

-I believe in banning owners with known histories of abuse, dog fighting rings or of course one of my many detestable pet peeves, backyard breeders.

-In my home province of Ontario, they banned pit bulls, in 2005.

-Pit bulls are banned or restricted, in various areas of BC, not all of them.

-I will leave a link so you can check it out, if you wish. Would I have any dog in my home, with an unknown history around my children?

-No, but that’s just common sense.

-A dog, any dog, that I raised under supervision around my children?


-I happen to love the big dog breeds.

-You know the Pit Bulls; the Rottweilers; The Dobermans; the Greyhounds.

-I like those big breeds.

-But you have to use common sense.

-If your dog is aggressive, you either need to get it under some training, or have it muzzled and/or leashed when out in public.

-Or when new people come to your home.

-But do I believe that banning a breed is going to make a difference?

-I don't know.

-Do you think banning breeds will help with dog attacks, or like the article from cbc.ca/new suggests will another breed take over the attacks, or does it depend on the owner?

-I'll leave links to that article.

04:35 - In Health News in Canada.

- “Assisted dying legislation faces new legal challenge in B.C.”

-Last week I spoke about Canada passing legislation to go forth in making assisted suicide, with the help of a physician, legal.

-But evidently only for those with a terminal illness.

-Sort of.

-People in BC want this legislation amended to include those “who are suffering with no immediate end in sight, said Grace Pastine, litigation director for the BCCLA.”

-They are fighting it because

-According to the Supreme Court of Canada those that:

-"Have a serious and incurable disease, illness or disability."

-In the new legislation that passed federally.

- "Be in an 'advanced state of irreversible decline,' with enduring and intolerable suffering."

-So according to the Supreme Court of Canada people without a terminal illness are included.

-But according to BC, if I'm reading it correctly or understanding it correctly, that could be a roadblock.

-And quite possibly is a roadblock for people who do not have a terminal illness.

-So they should be included.

-This should be an interesting and it will probably be a lengthy process.

-To make sure that everybody across the country is given the same rights, when it comes to their life.

-And in this case end of life.

-I'll leave articles to the cbc.css/news and to the parl.gc.ca.

06:53 - So this is going to be a short one this week.

-I am already at What I’m Grateful for this past week.

-I'm grateful that it's been super cool for the past few weeks.

-Because today, which I guess will be yesterday if you're listening to this Tuesday, when I post it up.

-It is heating up and I guess, we out here in the Vancouver, BC area will match Ontario's heat finally.

-I guess they've been roasting out there.

-So I'm sorry for everybody who's already sick of the heat, although I'm sure plenty of people are loving the heat.

-And would like it to roast on.

-So it's great for my patio garden, which is doing really well.

-Great that because it's going so well with the warm weather, that I'm able to harvest green onions, basil, thyme and rosemary so far.

-Are you gardening this year?

-Yard or patio?

-And what have you been able to harvest, so far?

-Pretty simple this week.

-I'm grateful that we've been able to sustain some coolness up until today.

-Also I just wanted to add.

-Keep cool everyone.

-Drink plenty of water.

-Stay out of the sun, in the middle of the day if you can.

-I know that’s not always possible, depending on what you do for work.

-And please keep your pets indoors, if you can.

-Shade and water if they stay outside.

-Keep your pets at home and cool, not in the car, while you run errands, please.

-Because I know a lot of people.

-I've seen a lot of stories inn the US and in Canada.

-People have lost their patience, with seeing pets and children in cars.

-They will bust out your windows, if a pet or child is left unattended, in the heat, of your vehicle.

-So don't come out cussing anybody if your window is busted out, because your pet or your child has been left in.

-Leave your pet's at home.

-Take your kids into the store.

-It's not worth it.

-In five minutes, you'd be surprised how much damage can be done.

-In five minutes.

-It doesn't take long.

-Especially when their bodies are so little.

-Thank you for tuning in to Episode 30 of My Views, Extended.

-I would love to hear feedback and comments on what you think of this podcast and the topics that I’ve discussed. You can listen to My Views, Extended at nadiadonella.com and YouTube, where you can subscribe, like, rate and/or leave a comment.

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-I will leave links in the show notes.

-As more listening platforms are added or changed, I will let you know.

-Till next time, this is Nadia.

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