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Hay River, NT Hoarding Case

http://www.mix100.ca/news_and_sports/news/Local/11/01/20/Woman-pleads-not-guilty-to-dog-neglect

 

Public Hearings on proposed New NT Dog Act

http://www.mix100.ca/news_and_sports/news/Local/11/01/20/Over-a-dozen-attend-Hub-hearing-on-Dog-Act

 

Very interesting reading:

http://pet.firstblogfirst.com/2011/01/17/discerning-the-truth-about-abuse/

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Update on “Yuki” whose mother was forced to give birth outside in sub-zero temperatures in Wha Ti, NT, CA

Mother and pups froze to death.  Yuki is the sole survivor and will soon go to her forever home.  Two male dogs also taken off property are doing well and in foster care.

http://www.cbc.ca/video/player.html?category=News&zone=canada&site=cbc.news.ca&clipid=1743815250

Additional coverage on Public Hearings on NT Dog Act can also be found at this link.  May have to copy paste link in browser if it does not load properly.

Public Hearings conducted in Hay River went very well.  Deadly clause: “Make exceptions for accepted local or traditional practices” opposed by all.  501 petition signatures and approximately 30 letters opposing the clause was presented to Committee members. Hearing continues in Inuvik tonight.

Note:  2 six week old Husky puppies found in snow bank along highway in the Yukon.  Both rescued and cared for at shelter.  Left to die, abandoned, to freeze and starve to death or become another animals dinner!!!

What a wonderful world we live in!!!

Thank you to the those persons who stepped up and rescued Yuki, the two white males, and these latest two 6 week old puppies from certain death.

 

 

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ROXY ON DEATH ROW IN ONTARIO

POST INFORMATION COURTESY OF C4P

Thank you Michelle.

Roxy is a sweet 4 yr-old Boxer Cross girl that was taken from her mom because the Animal Control Officer deemed that Roxy “looked” like a Pit Bull. Ontario has a BSL in place which places Roxy automatically on death row, unless we can have the time to appeal.   Roxy has never tried to hurt anyone.  She is a sweet, loving, gentle girl.  She has never shown aggression towards anyone, or any other dog, but because she lives in Ontario, where Pit Bulls are banned.  Now she has had a euthanization order placed on her based on her “looks”.  Unless we rescue Roxy, she could be euthanized by January 19, 2011.  *** UPDATE ***   Oshawa Animal Control has said that the reason they took the dog, was never because of her appearance, but because she was acting aggressively and frightening people.  Reacting to their phone calls, they seized the dog.  The situation has escalated and is much more dire.  In an earlier statement, they claimed they had never had any problems with her.  Please it is imperative that we continue to share this, now more than ever.

Roxy now has 4 days before the order will be fulfilled, and today is her 6th day under seizure, with Animal Control – Oshawa.  PLEASE HELP.   Let’s appeal this law.  Roxy belongs in the loving arms of her owner, pictured in this petition. Please sign this petition.  We desperately need your assistance.  *** POLITELY *** Register your concern to the contacts enclosed. It is imperative we do not offend anyone. Oshawa Animal Control Oshawa, ONT 1-905-436-3311  1-800-667-4292            1-800-667-4292       Toll Free  101 – 114 Dundas St E   Whitby ON L1N 2H7

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5zdL-QdFXY&feature=player_embedded

http://apps.facebook.com/petitions/7/help-save-roxy-from-death-row/

 

 

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Just some examples of the research one can find on the Net.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/13/magazine/13dogfighting-t.html

http://macombdaily.com/articles/2011/01/16/lifestyles/petropolis/doc4d30c543e3297939075088.txt?viewmode=fullstory

http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/pimpleball.asp

animal-hoarders-the-illness-and-the-crime.aspx.html

animal-hoarding-a-mental-illness-a125178.html

Community Activisim for prevention of Hoarding.html

http://www.makeanimalsmatter.ca/

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Keeping informed and updated on the relevant issues concerning Animal Advocacy is so important.

As typified by the Public Hearings on Bill 16, concerning the amended NWT Dog Act, the opposition to this deadly loophole in the proposed new Act is causing a great deal of conflict with those who would like to see this loophole kept in the Act and the fines actually reduced.

A clear definition of what constitutes “acceptable local or traditional practices”  here in the NWT or across the Canadian North period, has yet to be made.  Further no definition appears in any form of Federal or Provincial Legislation anywhere in Canada.

When one surfs the Net to do research it is amazing what a person can find.  For example, Sandy Lee, the now Canadian Minister of Health, did speak out in the NWT Legislative Assembly quite a number of years ago on the need to improve Animal Protection in the Northwest Territories.  Her address to the Legislative Assembly can be found on the GNWT Website Hansard.

The GNWT’s MLA Robert Bromley also addressed the NWT Legislative Assembly concerning the need for improved Animal Protection within the last two years.  MLA David Ramsay has been a vocal supporter for Animal Protection reform over the last three years and now chairs the Public Hearing Meetings taking place.

One need only google Northern News Service and type in Animal Abuse, Neglect or  Deaths pertaining to dogs, and an amazing amount of media coverage has been published over the years.  Many of those links to those articles are posted on this Blog.

Keeping oneself actively involved, researching, bringing Public Focus to issues not only in the Canadian North but all over the world is a daunting, time consuming and heartbreaking task.  However it needs to be done and so many dedicated individuals the World over are doing just that.  Dedicated persons who spend hours each day, every day getting the message out there, alerting others, alerting those of moral conscious and reminding everyone that all living creatures are sentient beings worthy of our respect, our care and our protection.

To those dedicated individuals, you are APPLAUDED LOUDLY!!!  Many have made this their life’s work, be it the hands on rescue work and or the process of educating the public, and in most cases doing both with a passion and commitment that is unrivaled.

Animal Rights Advocates and Activists, Environmental Advocates and Activists, and Animal Rescue Workers around the World have a dirty job cleaning up the mess, destruction and horrors left by irresponsible animal owners, hoarders, puppy and kitten mills, dog fighters and  big business to name a few.  The dedicated individuals are also left to clean up the mess that the government fails to take proactive measure on.

Why is this?  Because governments and often law enforcement agencies  fail to uphold existing laws already in place that are there to  protect domestic and farm  animals, wildlife and the environment.  Governments also fail miserably to LISTEN and to upgrade antiquated and backwards laws that presently do exist, despite the ongoing outrage and demand for them to do so.  It would appear that quite possibly the elected officials whose salaries are paid for by the taxpayer, are either deaf or incapable of comprehending the written and spoken  word which has for years called for Animal Protection Reform in Canada, reduction in Environmental destruction and curbing Global Warming.

Big bucks are to be made from the exploitation of animals and the environment.  Every day at lease one species of animal and or plant life becomes extinct or is put on the Endangered Species List.

Natural disasters are taking place everywhere across the Globe;  Mother Nature is really very angry, and her message is very clear.  Something to think about.

Below are a series of links which may be of interest.  Please take the time and learn for yourself, the truth of what is going on.

Animal Advocates and Activists, Environmental Advocates and Activists are not crazy people, who these individuals are are dedicated, educated and intelligent  individuals who have the courage to speak out, to educate and who have committed themselves to making a POSITIVE difference to a world and environment that is going to hell in a hand cart.

fb group- http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2559701041
fb cause- http://www.causes.com/causes/8495-stop-animal-cruelty-in-canada-with-effective-legislation
Wordpress- http://stopanimalcrueltyincanada.wordpress.com/

More relevant links-
What you can do- Speak up (easy letter campaign!)- http://stopanimalabuse.ca/
CFHS- Federal legislation- http://cfhs.ca/law/federal_legislation/ (C links on left!)
ALDF- 2010 Canadian Animal Protection Laws Rankings- http://www.aldf.org/downloads/ALDF2010CanadianRankingsReport.pdf
ALDF- When You Witness Animal Cruelty- http://www.aldf.org/section.php?id=93
IFAW- Stop Animal Cruelty in Canada: Support Anti-Cruelty Laws-http://www.ifaw.org/ifaw_canada_english/join_campaigns/national_and_regional_efforts/stop_animal_cruelty_in_canada_support_anti-cruelty_laws/index.php
WSPA- Animal Cruelty Laws- http://www.wspa.ca/helping/action/animalscrueltylaws/animalcrueltylaws.aspx
Bill C-229- http://www2.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=3619379&Language=e&Mode=1&File=24
Petition- http://stopanimalcrueltyincanada.wordpress.com/help-with-petition/
Link 2 find your MP- http://canada.gc.ca/directories-repertoires/direct-eng.html

Dear Gov’t of Canada, 2011.. The Year for animals in Canada?

http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=2559701041&topic=16978

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The pot is certainly boiling over the deadly loophole contained in the new proposed dog act for the NWT.  The deadly loophole: “make exceptions for accepted local and traditional practices” is receiving local, National and International Opposition  however:

It appears MLA for Mackenzie Delta, Mr.  Krutko prefers to keep the NWT in the dark ages, not caring what the National and International community thinks about animal welfare in the Territories, according to him it is not “their business”.  He would also like to see the fines lowered.   It appears he prefers to perpetuate the decades of uncontrolled and un-prosecuted animal cruelty that has won the NWT as well as Nunavut the dubious distinction of being named “Best Place to Abuse Animals””.  One is left to wonder if he has any dogs and just how his are treated.

Given the NWT relies heavily on tourism and soliciting skilled workers from across Canada and elsewhere in the world, perhaps those individuals would enjoy free tours and get a real kick on seeing just how badly animals in the NWT are treated…..another tourist attraction perhaps.  Perhaps the Federal Government of Canada can dump more taxpayer dollars into the NWT for start up on this new tourism attraction as well.

Put your hands together and give a round of applause for MLA Krutko and his apparent above the law of the land attitude, or email him personally at:  david_m_krutko@gov.nt.ca    Tel: 867-669-2285

Your comments are most welcome and will be given to MLA Ramsay on January 18th at the Public Hearing in Hay River personally.  You can also  email comments to :  david_ramsay@gov.nt.ca

and please cc copies to:       protectionofnorthernanimals@gmail.com
You can also  go to this link and also leave your comments to this news story.

cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2011/01/31/nwt-dog-act-review.html

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A very busy last few days, and wow a happy twosome pictured.

Best of Friends, Rescued Bunny and My Boy relaxing together

So far 400 signatures on the online petition: coming in from Canada, US and around the world.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/Oppose-deadly-loophole-in-NWT-Dog-Act/

Aired today:  2 radio interviews, 1 TV interview, published 1 newspaper interview.

Upcoming: live radio interview next week, Vancouver, BC

Many letters and emails have been sent to MLA David Ramsay from Major Animal Welfare, Rights and Rescue Organizations plus private citizens across Canada.

Thank you everyone who has already submitted their letters opposing this deadly loophole: “make exceptions for accepted local or traditional practices” and who have signed the petition.

Please keep those letters of opposition coming and please sign petition. A lot of support is needed.  Raise your voices to end the horrific cruelty these animals continue to face.

Please submit your letters and comments prior to January 14, 2011 and please also provide copies to: protectionofnorthernanimals@gmail.com.   Public Hearings on January 13,17,18,19, 2011.  After January 14th please direct your emails of protest to above gmail account…they will be sent with the petition signatures.  Act not expected to go into effect till Spring, so the more letters/emails to send before the end of February the better.
Please write to:
MLA, David Ramsay
Chairman,
Standing Committee on Economic Development and Infrastructure
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife, NT  X1A 2L9
Fax:  867-873-0432    Phone: 867-669-2299
Email:  david_ramsay@gov.nt.ca

https://giftofloki.wordpress.com/2010/12/30/public-hearings-on-bill-16-an-act-to-amend-the-dog-act/

Thank you for your continued support.

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