Ridiculous, you say? Maybe. But hardly more absurd than Quebec City's recent decision to ban pit bulls.
The city will officially outlaw pit bull type dogs by January 1, 2017, joining a slew of other cities in North America that have similar laws on the books. Current pit bull owners will have until then to essentially dump their dogs. If they don't, the new law calls for fines that continue to add up.
City mayor Régis Labeaume put it bluntly on his Facebook page: "Even if a pit bull has never bitten, even if he appears to be friendly, the owner has six months to get rid of it."