The Supreme Court of Canada said Thursday it will not hear a bid to quash Ontario’s ban on pit bulls.
The attempt to take the fight to Canada’s highest court was launched in April by a Toronto dog owner represented by lawyer Clayton Ruby.
“That’s the end of the legal attack, but it remains a bad law, a terrible law,” Ruby said in an interview.
In his submission to the Supreme Court, Ruby argued there is no scientific or statistical basis to conclude that pit bulls are more dangerous than other dogs.
He asked the Supreme Court to review a decision from Ontario’s Appeal Court last October that upholds the province’s ban.
The high court decided Thursday that it would not hear the appeal.
The Ontario Appeal Court concluded that pit bulls are dangerous and unpredictable dogs that have the potential to attack without warning.