Media coverage of Surrey pit bull attack prompts protest by Vancouver pit bull owners
CKNW Radioreported that a three-year-old boy was attacked by a pit bull cross in his home in Surrey on Friday (April 10).
The boy, Justice Paradise, will require plastic surgery, according to a report in the Province, after suffering a large gash under his eye.
Today (April 12), pit bull lovers will hold a march with their dogs at 2 p.m. from the Vancouver Public Library Central Branch to the Vancouver Art Gallery to demonstrate that "responsible" owners have had enough of the way the media cover these attacks.
"We can make a difference for our dogs and for the way the media reports on dog attacks in general," the group HugABull Advocacy and Rescue Society said in a news release. "Please feel free to bring your people loving, dog social Pitty to walk with us and given it is Easter, costumes for the dogs would be a bonus. The more of us, the stronger our voice and the stronger our message. We deserve FAIR reporting and nothing less."