The painting is a response to the city’s new pit bull bylaw.
“I’m trying to take part in a dialogue, which should be what’s happening right now, there should be an open dialogue,” he told Global News.
“Rather than just the city imposing their opinion on all of us, on all the citizens, based on no scientific evidence, just on their will.”
Montrealers have been taken to the streets in protest and have signed and created several petitions to voice their concerns about the regulations.
If passed, Montreal would stop any new pit bull adoptions or sales beginning Sept. 26.
Those who already own pit bulls would face stricter rules over their dogs.
“We are responsible owners. We are careful,” insisted Safwan Hamdy, who owns a pit bull.
“It’s been trained around kids, we are always supervising it. So, I don’t get why we have to go put a muzzle and portray him as a killing machine, that’s not the case.”
Dogs who have bitten someone more than once or who are responsible for the death of a human or other animal will be considered dangerous and quickly euthanized.
“We cannot accept that this is happening now and that we’re fine with the notion that innocent individual beings will be put to death,” said Labourdette.
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Forward by Jennifer Rice