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An Action Alert which I received in the last few days,  indicates that Canada has not listened and continues to allow imports which perpetuates the horrific exploitation of companion animals.

Would you buy a coat trimmed in his fur????

Or put his taxidermied body in a basket displayed on your mantel?

Further updates will be posted.  Please speak out and do not support this economic endeavor…gross profit gained by the price of horrible suffering.

http://prime.peta.org/2010/04/help-shut-down-the-chinese-fur-trade

prime.peta.org
Learn how to make a big difference for yourself, animals, and the Earth through simple day-to-day choices. PETA Prime has everything you need to know to live a healthy, humane, and rewarding life

Ban Canadian Imports of Dog and Cat Fur

- The Petition Site  www.thepetitionsite.com 30,100+ petition signatures: targeting
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz.

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ACTION ALERT:

I URGE EVERYONE TO CONTACT THE POWERS THAT BE IN SAN JOSE IN ORDER TO GET POSITIVE HELP FOR THIS POOR DOG. PLEASE EMAIL:     Madison Nguyen: sanjoseanimals@gmail.com

THE MORE PEOPLE WHO ARE MADE AWARE AND WHO STEP UP AND TAKE ACTION THE BETTER CHANCE THIS DOG WILL HAVE.   THANKS EVERYONE. PLEASE ALSO PASS …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkmhlYOCcIs

Queen Waldorf Fights Back has already emailed Nguyen several times about this situation.  Excerpt from her email to Nguyen:

“Formal complaints, letters and numerous phone requests have been sent out to San Jose Animal Control regarding a pup confined in absolutely horrendous conditions at 219 Centre Road.

Despite video evidence of abuse circulating on Youtube for several weeks and a neigbour/neigbours willing to testify to animal cruelty charges, San Jose Animal Control refuses to remove the pup from this awful situation.
Overcrowding seems to be the issue at the shelter as the only response we can illicit is that “there are much much worse cases than this.”

I might add that the dog has been kept penned for 3-4 years on a short chain mostly without food, water, shelter and human contact.”

http://queenwaldorf.org

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HOPE’S STORY IS ONE OF SUCCESS

WILL THERE BE MORE?

(picture taken by HRSPCA)

 

For any of you who have followed my three year battle with the Government of the Northwest Territories Canada to pass an Animal Protection Act, I am happy to say that Round One has been completed.  Round Two continues.

Below is an excerpt from my letter to the Editor published November 10, 2010 by Hub Publications.

I want to thank all of you who signed my online “Petition for Hope”, “Stop the Abuse” and others that I placed on Care2.  Your signatures and accompanying comments drove home the need for this legislation and just how the NT was seen by the International Community.

The Legislative Assembly now has 120 days from November1 2010, to review all comments that they may receive concerning this new Dog Act.  It is my continuing hope that this new Dog Act will pass and be put into effect by February 1, 2011.

Letter to Editor as published by Hub Publications (Hay River, NT)

“As Min. Jackson Lafferty stated in his response to the Animal Defense League of Canada on May 29, 2009 “our government is committed to taking the necessary steps to protect animals from individuals who needlessly injure or harm them.”

This First Step as “an interim measure” excerpt from correspondence I personally received from MACA, saw the New Dog Act brought before the Assembly on November 1, 2010 and now lays the foundation .

My three years of hard work have paid off but remember this is only the First Step , this New Dog Act still pertains ONLY to dogs.  The Comprehensive Animal Protection Act, akin to the Animal Protection Acts elsewhere across Canada needs to be developed and legislated as law within the NT, and to that end my Political battle will continue.

I am  so grateful to MLA’s Mr.’s Delorey, Ramsay and Bromley  and the many Rescue Groups and high profile Canadian Organizations involved in Animal Rights and Welfare who stepped up to the plate urging the GNWT for positive change.”

I truly miss the hands on domestic and wildlife rescue work I did back home. I would much rather be doing that than spending endless hours writing letters to the GNWT, compiling the countless costly  documents I presented to the NT Legislature  and networking across North America and Internationally.
With this in mind I ask that everyone please constantly remember the importance and value of those individuals who provide the needed hand on care and love to those rescued.  Remember those caring private individuals who step up and rescue those in need on their own, who speak out so that the plight of these animals is heard. These caring individuals continue to expose themselves to the horrors far too often seen caused by negligent irresponsible owners. Their devotion and commitment should be inspire us all.
Hay River is very fortunate.  It is hard work caring for animals in the shelter, ensuring all nutritional requirements are met,  medical attention is provided if necessary, exercising, clean up and finding loving  forever homes for those that have been cast aside due to indifference and complacency.  We owe our thanks for their continued dedication and commitment to making a difference.
Founders of the Beaufort Delta Regional SPCA, Linda and Greg Stromgren,  continue to battle extreme animal cruelty.  As Animal Cruelty Investigator/Humane Educator Linda ACTIVELY investigates all complaints of animal neglect received. She speaks to owners, often calling RCMP to accompany her, and she files Investigative Animal Cruelty Reports if needed ,  instrumental in building of the Inuvik Animal Holding Facility and in ensuring that Inuvik, unlike Hay River, has a resident veterinarian.  Their relocation program means many rescued animals find loving homes and much needed medical care.
The NWTSPCA is putting a plan together to build their own autonomous shelter, looking for a parcel of land to purchase, ideas and ways to fund this shelter. It is imperative that Yellowknife has its own autonomous shelter, benefiting  their community and allowing them to rescue and take in more animals from other areas across the NT as well.
We can all make a difference ending decades of animal suffering in the NT and across the North.  Pick up the phone, put your complaint of animal neglect you are witness to in writing (your identity is protected under the Law), tell the authorities, provide a photo if you can and most importantly follow up to ensure that positive action has been taken to assist the animal.  Keep copies for yourself, that is proof that you have reported such incidents and feel free to contact me, in confidence, as so many of you have in the past.

I may be contacted at: protectionofnorthernanimals@gmail.com

To help funding or submit suggestions for the planned shelter in Yellowknife, NT please contact:

Nicole at nwtspcayk@gmail.com

To help Linda and Greg at the BDRSPCA located in Inuvik please contact:Linda at: gleccles@northwestel.net

To help Hay River’s wonderful group, please contact: hrspca@hotmail.com

Thank you one and all on behalf of the voiceless.

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Finally!!!   I’ve spent three (3) years pushing the Government of the Northwest Territories for this!!!!!  My hard work, countless hours and personal expense has been well worth every frustrating step along the way.  This heartbreaking work will continue until the Comprehensive Animal Protection Act I am seeking is in place.

The Amended Dog Act pertains to dogs ONLY.

Thank you to MACA Minister Robert McLeod for finally bringing this before the Legislative Assembly on this date November 1, 2010.

Thank you to the MLA’s who have continued to support my work:

Paul Delorey, MLA, Hay River North
David Ramsay, MLA, Kam Lake
Robert Bromley, MLA, Weledeh

Thank you to all of the Rescue and Animal Rights Groups that I requested write their own letters urging the GNWT to get this Amended Act in place: in particular the Animal Defense League of Canada who has given me so much support from day one back in 2008.

Thank you : Animal Alliance of Canada, Humane Society International Canada, Canadian Federation of Humane Societies, WSPA,C4P “Cause for Pause” , CFAWR.   You all stepped up to the plate…Thank You so Much.  Thank you PETA for being a voice.

Thank you to all who signed the “Petition for Hope” to “Stop the Abuse” : Canadian, US and International Supporters and the Residents of Hay River.

A special Thank You to the News Media:  CBC, CJCDMix 100, Northern News Service and Hub Publications for following my work and keeping this issue in the public focus.
Please go to links below:

http://www.mix100.ca/newsDetails.php?newsID=1588&pageID=116&parentID=108
GNWT to revise animal cruelty laws
CJCD Mix 100 News
Posted on: November 1, 2010

http://www.mix100.ca/newsDetails.php?newsID=1567&pageID=116&parentID=108
GNWT sluggish on revising Dog Act – animal rights activist

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