Regrettably I must pose the question to you as I did to him: Just what good will that do to protect the animals in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut? The current Federal Animal Cruelty Bill is not effectively administered in the North. Unlike the rest of Canada, neither the NWT nor Nunavut have an Animal Protection Act in place.
While the GNWT has communicated to me that “work has begun” we all know how slowly the wheels of government turn. It is hoped that by the end of the 16th Legislative sitting (Fall 2009) an Animal Protection Act will be in place here.
I was recently interviewed requesting my comments on the study published by the Animal Legal Defense Fund which cited the best places to live if you are an Animal Abuser. The NWT was listed as one of the top three. http://www.aldf.org/article.php?id=945
Of course I agreed wholeheartedly with their report. How could I not? If you have been following the incidents of horrific neglect, starvation, needless and preventable death I have revealed to you; how could you not agree as well?
The above picture is of a puppy thankfully rescued last year from five youth in this town who thought it great fun as they attempted to crush the lil one under their bicycle tires. What did this innocent victim ever do to deserve that? Were their any consequences to the actions of these youths? None at all.
In a recent post “Tuktoyaktuk-Cruelty Capital of Canada” I have listed the GNWT MLA and Ministerial contacts. Please write, email, fax your comments and concerns about the crisis situation faced by all Northern Animals. Don’t forget about the dogs in Tuktoyaktuk(town contact information is included as well) or the incident in Bechoko where 44 dogs were destroyed due to severe starvation and abuse.
Please speak for the voiceless: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/an-appeal-for-the-voiceless
Northern Animals must not be forgotten, they must not be allowed to continue the suffering which they now endure and have endured for decades past.
Raise your voice to : Allow pups such as this little fellow to be given the chance to grow in an environment free from harassment, free from abuse and neglect, free to give to a caring human companion the unquestioned love and loyalty that only an animal can give.
Please also continue to support the call for tougher Federal Legislation, it is time!