Ernest Dempsey — Some people never get over their fears and continue to suffer all their lives because of an accident that struck them at some time in their past. One such woman, who is now making it an agenda to perpetuate the fear and spread it to others, is Sahar Biniaz – the recently crowned Miss Universe Canada who is going to contest on behalf of Canada in the coming Miss Universe pageant in December this year. Biniaz, who is an immigrant from Iran, is advocating a ban on pit bulls in the province of British Columbia (BC) because a pit bull bit her when she was 14.
The Vancouver Sun reported that Sahar Biniaz, now 26, wants the provincial government of BC to impose a ban on adopting a pit bull, or at least making it a law for pit bulls to be kept muzzled and on leash all the time. Biniaz is said to have already spoken to a local councilor Alan Campbell about it and he is ready to bring up the suggestion of ban on pit bulls in the next meeting of the council.
As the above mention papers reports, Biniaz was attacked by a pit bull her family brought home where she and the dog had eye contact. She says the dog suddenly attacked her and she doesn’t know what caused “it” to attack her, given the dog came from a “really nice environment”. Since she also heard of another case of pit bull attack, she now is using her “voice” as a beauty contest winner and would-be Miss Universe contestant to create “awareness” against pit bulls.
The question here is whether Biniaz is acting rationally out of concern for people, or is she manifesting her fear of the dog because of a past incident? In either case, her demand comes by following her own experience – a bad experience with a dog, and she says she hears of such incidents around her. But does that mean that she should start projecting her fears over the entire province of British Columbia? If there are people with bad experiences with pit bulls, there are so many who honor their pit bulls as most loyal, loving family members and guardians of the home. It is truly unreasonable of Biniaz and like-minded people to join the campaign against the widely victimized breed of pit bulls, which, according to canine experts, are more loving and mush less vicious than many other dog breeds.
Interestingly, Biniaz’s story says that the pit bull that bit her was adopted by the family from a breeder. But she is not using her “voice” against the practice of excessive breeding, which is the real cause of pit bull sufferings in many parts of the world. Instead, she wants to ban all pit bulls or keep them as prisoners in chain all time. With this attitude of Miss Biniaz, dog lovers and animal rights advocates at least will not like to see her crowned as Miss Universe because she is adding fuel to the fire against the victimized breed of pit bulls that continue saving human lives and endangering their own lives in doing so. For if only bad experiences count, then even a woman who gets raped will be justified in demanding a ban on all men, or the mother of a child killed in a car accident will be justified in asking for banning all cars. But how much sense that makes?