MAY 11, 2011 A TRAGIC DAY TO REMEMBER
More and more, public awareness of the outrageous, unforgivable treatment inflicted on the lives of innocent animals is proving to be a driving force for positive action.
One year ago today, a VIGIL, protesting the needless murder of 102 unlucky shelter animals held at the Newmarket, Ontario shelter was launched. Below are just a few of the many pictures taken during the 2011 VIGIL.
Today, May 11, 2012 marks the Second Anniversary and once again, dedicated, caring people are gathering to honor these lost lives taken due to indifference and apparent complacency on the part of the caregivers to which these precious lives were entrusted.
The fact that today’s MEMORIAL VIGIL is even taking place is evidence in itself, that SOMETHING HAS GOT TO CHANGE IN ONTARIO. This incident SHOULD NEVER have happened in the first place!!!!!
In March 2009 a great deal of Hype was publicized about Ontario enacting the Strongest Animal Protection Law in Canada. Congratulations to Ontario!!
Note the sarcasm here!!!!
McGuinty Government Modernizes Animal Cruelty Laws
“Today is an historic day for our province when it comes to animal protection. Ontario has passed legislation that will give us the strongest animal protection laws in Canada, and bring more abusers to justice.”
– Rick Bartolucci
Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Service
Clearly obvious by the scandal and subsequent Inquiry launched by Mr. Klees resulting in the report finally being published: http://giftofloki.wordpress.com/2011/06/04/news-from-ontario-ospca-full-report-released-finally/
Excerpt: “The report said a couple of things which made my blood boil, one of them being 57 animals euthanized. Well we all know that is not true. From the very beginning in their attempt to make themselves look transparent to the public they itemized exactly where the 102 animals were, how many were in foster care and those that went to alternate clinics. So how do they get off saying there were only 57. Please do not blame the investigators for that.”
A great deal must be done to improve the Ontario situation. Thus far it is most questionable as to whether anything at all POSITIVE has been done to protect the lives of innocent animals in Ontario, whose sole crime was to be born.
Many animals have AND CONTINUE TO FALL VICTIM to irresponsible and uncaring owners that allow continued breeding, failing to spay and neuter their pet, allowing them to roam freely and THUS contribute to an ever expanding population of unwanted and discarded animals.
WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!!
Much gratitude is due to ALL those who continue to fight, in Ontario, the injustices inflicted upon animals in Ontario. Gratitude must be given to those who REMEMBER and who continually REMIND us that WE are all RESPONSIBLE. Reminding us too, that each and every one of us CAN DO something POSITIVE, to MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!! Special thanks to you for allowing me to use these pictures.
YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!
“Miracle of Life”
Come quick”, their mother said, “The time is getting near”;
She feels that when the kittens come the children should be here.
She told them that a big orange Tom took “Kitty” as his wife,
“It’s wonderful, a gift from God, the miracle of life”.
At half a year young “Kitty” feels too painful and too scared,
To appreciate six miracles, blind-eyed and yellow haired.
But she knows these lives depend on her and nature tells her how,
And as she cleans them, children ask “Mom, can we go now?”
But now and then, for six more weeks the children visit her,
To play with six new magic toys, made of life and fur.
The six weeks pass, the newness gone and new homes yet unfound,
Mom bundles up six miracles and takes them to the pound,
Where lovingly, with gentle hands and no tears left to cry,
The shelter workers kiss them once and take them off to die.
And “Momma Kitty”, now she’s called, mourns her loss and then,
She’s put outside, and of course, she’s pregnant once again.
Dad tells “Kitty” STOP THIS NOW or you won’t live here long!,
But deep inside of Momma Cat, this time something’s wrong.
Too young, too small, too often bred now nature’s gone awry,
Momma Kitty feels it too and she crawls off to die.
She too is freed from this cruel world, and from her time of strife.
How harsh the truth, how high the price, this “Miracle of Life”
– Veterinarian, Dr Barry Taylor-from Manxalot Rescue
OSPCA Scandals are readily located by Googling:
VERITAS: FUMBLE – OSPCA PUTS DOWN ITS CREDIBILITY