Fighting for animal liberation and an end to speciesism
Here in Ontario, Canada, one of our MPPs (member of provincial parliament) is tabling a private members' bill calling for the removal of police powers from the authority of our provincial SPCA; this has long been an issue here in Ontario and throughout Canada as we have the OSPCA mandated by government as a registered private charity with the authority to lay charges both provincially under the Ontario Animal Welfare Act and federally under Canada's Criminal Code; there has long been widespread evidence of conflict of interest in OSPCA operations, particularly in their abuse of their policing role:specifically farmers, cattle owners and landowners have been unjustly charged and many forced into financial ruin because of court and other costs...even where charges have been dismissed in a court of law; indeed, victims of search and seizure have routinely had their rights violated under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom; at the root of these abuses is the OSPCA's non-stop drive to maintain its financial coffers through FUNDRAISING at any cost and often by means of unsubstantiated charges and costs recovered unjustly from animal owners; of course, there are other serious problems with the OSPCA that have long needed addressing such as its 70%(it's probably higher!) KILL RATE of healthy and savable animals...a provincial average which is certainly higher in individual OSPCA affiliates or shelters(and NO, IT'S NOT EUTHANASIA!) At any rate, where I live, animal advocates are forced to believe that an animal (especially a stray or feral) has a longer life expectancy trying to survive on the street than in an Ontario shelter.
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