Archive for October, 2010
Bill 50, passed in November of 2008, granted the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals sweeping new powers, including the right to warrantless entry. Accountability, transparency and oversight were not addressed. In 2009 the OSPCA collected $15.5 million in donations. May 2010 the OSPCA attempted to eradicate ringworm in their Newmarket shelter by killing 350 animals. The province freely admits it has no jurisdiction over the OSPCA.
Since September 13, 2010 a petition calling for governmental oversight of the OSPCA has been read/tabled over 55 times in the Ontario Legislature.
(Item P-113) http://ww.ontla.on.ca/web/house-proceedings/petition_status.do?locale=en On November 18th, the resolution below, tabled More >
By JENNY YUEN, Toronto Sun
Hang in there, kitty.
Toronto’s homeless cat population has exploded to up to 100,000 and will get worse unless people become more educated on what to do if they come across one, the Toronto Humane Society said Saturday on Feral Cat Awareness Day.
“In Toronto, we have quite the crisis — there’s between 20,000 to 100,000 feral, homeless and abandoned cats on our streets,” Toronto Humane Society spokesman Hanna Booth said.
“There are 400 kittens born on the streets every day of the spring and summer. We’re trying to educate the public of More >
By Amanda Persico – YorkRegion.comKlees retables motion to examine authority’s powers
The long debate over OSPCA law reform continues to push forward. Newmarket-Aurora MPP Frank Klees has re-tabled his motion for the provincial government to review the powers and authority of the OSPCA. “(Ontario SPCA) agents are endowed with police powers and are authorized to lay criminal charges,” he said. “But they receive less training than shopping centre security guards. That’s unacceptable.” The animal agency is an arm’s length organization of the Community Safety and Correctional Services Ministry, but Mr. Klees wants the newly appointed minister Jim Bradley to support a More >
YOU ARE INVITED TO BRING YOUR PETS TO ATTEND
A MEMORIAL & BLESSING OF ANIMALS PAY TRIBUTE TO AND HONOR THE MEMORY OF THE 102 PRECIOUS ANIMALS WHO WERE NEEDLESSLY KILLED ON MAY 11, 2010 AT THE OSPCA SHELTER IN NEWMARKET, ONTARIO — YOU ARE INVITED TO BRING YOUR PETS TO ATTEND A MEMORIAL & BLESSING OF ANIMALS — THE MEMORIAL WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A BLESSING OF ANIMALS FOR ALL THOSE WHO WISH TO BRING THEIR PETS TO BE BLESSED — SATURDAY October 23, 2010 1:00 p.m. Lions Club Park D’arcy Street Newmarket, ON
IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO HAVE More >