Mark Buehrle’s pit bull will also not be allowed in Toronto because of ban

One of the downfalls Mark Buehrle had to face when playing for the Miami Marlins was that his dog was not allowed in Miami-Dade county due to a pit bull ban. Buehrle says his dog, Slater, is very friendly and his wife Jamie even started a petition in Miami to end the ban. Now that Buehrle was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in a blockbuster deal on Tuesday, at least he, Jamie and Slater can live in peace — or not.

Unfortunately for the Buehrles, pit bulls have also been banned in the province of Ontario, Canada since 2005. Mark and Jamie might have an even bigger issue on their hands in Canada, since that means they would have to make a long commute from Toronto over to the nearest province, which is Quebec.

As we learned from his harsh criticism of Michael Vick nearly two years ago, Buehrle is a big time dog lover. He’s not the type of person who is just going to leave Slater behind in Florida, so I’m sure he’ll either get used to the drive or fight to be able to keep his dog in Toronto. As Kevin Kaduk of Big League Stew pointed out, another petition is pretty much inevitable.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Wright/100000122870251 Scott Wright

    So heres Buehrles chance to make a statement and go elsewhere and do right by his dog because his bestfriend wouldnt trade him for the world!

  • PeachyGee

    Good for Buehrles!  Defend your baby’s right to live a peaceful life where ever you and your wife live.  The bullies are not the dogs; they’re the masters.

  • http://twitter.com/Kimikaeko Kim

    I agree with y’all. Any dog can be vicious if treated wrongly or trained to be that way. Don’t take it out on the dog. I would say make people stop training dogs to fight, but I don’t know if it would do any good.

  • lastofthelitter

    Any dog can be aggressive if raised and trained to be that way from a puppy, and an aggressive dog can be re-trained to be a loving family pet, but you have to understand dogs inside and out in order for the training to be successful.  One thing it doesn’t include is fear and intimidation.  If a dog lives in fear, it will do exactly what we humans do – go into a defense mode.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Larry-Weston/1029022173 Larry Weston

    Pit bulls should be wiped off the face of the earth! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/connor.bardon.5 Connor Bardon

    thats an asanine comment you should keep that ignorance to yourself

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jaloney-Caldwell/1281218044 Jaloney Caldwell

    Pitbulls have kids sporting mutilated faces for life that can not be fixed by plastic surgery. Decades ago your chances of losing a life, face, scalp or leg to a pitbull attack were null. Now we allow, condone IGNORE the kids who will never get a date to a prom much less a mate because some one had to have a pitbull.. No there are 90 plus other breeds to choose from that do not have the worst safety record in the world for attacking humans and pets. And it is a lie that pitbulls have to be mistreated to maul and kill. It is family loved, and well treated pitbulls that suddenly turn and attack owners, family members, neighbors. Gambling on pitbulls is a fad that is supported by wealthy dog fighters as they know they can hide their bloody inhumane “sport” easily with pitbulls in family homes. Supporting pitbull ownership is supporting dog fighting and random maulings when family loved pitbulls suddenly show their hidden fighting DNA. Pitbull ownership is ignorant people following lies put out by the pitbull propaganda machine. Follow the money and consider that the pitbull dog fighters have managed to make pitbulls choke shelters around the world… so they have easy access to dogs for fighting.