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What The??????

Okay, back up the truck. What am I missing?

For years Nathan Winograd, the guru of No Kill has ranted and raved against the cruelty, irresponsible behaviour, lack of ethics, and deplorable practices of the ASPCA.

read Winograd’s March 19th 2013 anti ASPCA et al blog  The Myth of “Animal Welfare” or  March 5, 2013 What’s In A Name? 

or this particularly condemning attack of December 12, 2012 The ASPCA Allows Dogs to Starve

Repeatedly, Winograd and his disciples have espoused that the No Kill equation is the only manner in which animals may be saved from “shelter killing”. Okay, I get it but how is it that Winograd’s virtual “right hand” , Bonnie Brown is working with the ASPCA?  Ms.Brown is trotted out by Winograd at every opportunity to preach the gospel according to Winograd. She is at if not all then most of the No Kill conferences as a headline speaker  regaling the no kill equation and the miracles that have been realized at  Washoe County in Nevada and how she achieved a community wide live release rate of over 90% by dramatically increasing pet adoptions and engaging their community.

IF, Bonnie Brown is in fact working in cooperation with the ASPCA, then good for her. It is cooperative efforts that will make change not the constant ugly, vicious attacks a la Winograd that will ultimately save lives. The question remains how does this jibe with Winograd’s stance on the ASPCA?

The ASPCA provides free webinars for those interested in education themselves in the many areas of animals health and welfare. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that on April 25th, 2013, Bonnie Brown is conducting a webinar  in cooperation with the ASPCA!!!!

The True Cost and Value of Pet Adoptions

I have heard Ms.Brown speak and found the experience very enjoyable, enlightening and definitely worth the listen. It will be interesting to hear if this particular presentation is peppered with the usual anti ASPCA, HSUS shots or will the talk be tempered in light of the sponsoring agency.

It is truly my hope that this is an indication of future cooperation between animal welfare organization and agencies. Maybe this is a precursor to greater understanding and enlightenment and a willingness to work together to save lives.  Today Bonnie Brown and ASPCA, Tomrow Nathan Winograd and PEtA

Or not.

If I really am missing something or misunderstanding the situation then hopefully some one will “set me straight” in the interim……I am not holding by breath.


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END THE CRUELTY OF PUPPY MILLS IN ONTARIO! NOW!!!!!

HERE IT IS FOLKS! THAT OPPORTUNITY TO ACTUALLY WALK THE TALK! STAND UP AND SAY NO TO PUPPY MILLS IN ONTARIO. WE ALL WHINGE AND WHINE ABOUT POLITICIANS DOING NOTHING AND HERE WE HAVE THREE THAT ARE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH WHAT WE ANIMAL WELFARE ADVOCATES CARE SO MUCH ABOUT.

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A petition to “ENACT LEGISLATION TO SHUT DOWN ONTARIO’S PUPPY MILLS” was read into the Ontario Legislature on March 21, 2013 by:

Michael Prue, MPP (Beaches & East York) http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/members/members_detail.do?locale=en&ID=81
Gilles Bisson, MPP (Timmons & James Bay) http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/members/members_detail.do?locale=en&ID=7
Cherri Dinovo, MPP (Parkdale & High Park) http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/members/members_detail.do?locale=en&ID=7044

As you all know, in the Fall the Ontario Legislature shut down…  the above mentioned Petition is now in the hands of our Ontario Legislature. Let me add that his petition which HAD to be hand down (No internet or electronic versions) collected approx 15,500 signatures.
Here’s the thing now. The Legislature has 30 days to reply the the MPP’s who introduced the petition. So, NOW is the time to act to help close down puppy mills.  Go to your constituency office. Lobby your MPP. Let him or her know that there are people in his/her riding who are passionate about this Legislation. If you’ve ever said you hate puppy mills… now is the time to act and visit, call, write, and/or lobby your own MPP. They have a vote…. let it be the right one to close down  Puppy Mills.

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CONTACT:

Cindy Forster MPP- Welland

Jim Bradley MPPSt Catharines

Kim Craitor MPP – Niagara Falls

Tim Hudak – Niagara West Glanbrook Leader of the Ontario Provincial Party and Leader of the Opposition

for contact info for the above Members of Provincial Parliament http://www.niagararegion.ca/government/levels/mp-and-mpp-niagara-region.aspx

It doesn’t get any easier than this. The heay lifting is being done by others all we have to do is lend some support. COME ON – NO EXCUSES- Let’s stop breeding for profit at the expense of innocent lives!

Please forward this post to anyone and everyone that you can think of that at anytime said “I hate puppy mills”

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