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
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
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?
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