Four dogs seized near London from what was described as a "dog gulag" have been returned to the owner. The London Humane Society spokesperson says "We can't take the law into our own hands...but there may be some changes coming to the laws being proposed."
This sounds stinkingly to me like disguised Liberal propaganda for its promised (as-yet unseen) new "animal welfare" law. Considering that Liberal law has killed thousands of unoffending dogs and puppies solely based on their shape, I await this new McWhim...I mean, law...with fear in my heart.
Especially since "Mosquito" Zimmer accepted an award from an extremist animal "rights" group. The Liberals are suspected by many of being either pawns of or accomplices in the animal rights movement to end pet ownership.
The World Society for the "Protection" of Animals gave an award to Zimmer, who voted in lockstep to kill dogs solely on the basis of their shape and is because of that responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent dogs and puppies. So don't donate to WSPA. By giving Zimmer an award, the WSPA proved that it is run by idiots or extremists who want to eradicate domestic animals.
Also, I read the OSPCA Act and found the following:
Inspectors and agents to have powers of police officer
11. (1) For the purposes of the enforcement of this or any other act or law in force in Ontario pertaining to the welfare of or the prevention of cruelty to animals, every inspector and agent of the Society has and may exercise any of the powers of a police officer. R.S.O. 1990, c. O.36, s. 11 (1).
Doesn't that mean that an OSPCA inspector or agent could impound the animal and get an order preventing its return to the owner?
How about this?
Taking possession of animal
14. (1) An inspector or an agent of the Society may remove an animal from the building or place where it is and take possession thereof on behalf of the Society for the purpose of providing it with food, care or treatment to relieve its distress where,
(a) a veterinarian has examined the animal and has advised the inspector or agent in writing that the health and well-being of the animal necessitates its removal;
(b) the inspector or agent has inspected the animal and has reasonable grounds for believing that the animal is in distress and the owner or custodian of the animal is not present and cannot be found promptly; or
(c) an order respecting the animal has been made under section 13 and the order has not been complied with. R.S.O. 1990, c. O.36, s. 14 (1).
Wouldn't returning a dog to a "gulag" constitute returning it to the situation where it was in distress in the first place? Would the treatment to relieve the animal's distress could be as simple as getting a court order to prevent returning the animal to the place where it was distressed?
This whole situation stinks more than dog feces.
Add to this the fact that Mississauga Animal Control votes on whether a dog lives or dies based on its shape. Read about it here. Reminds me of the ancient Roman thumbs up, thumbs down. H/T to Barking Mad.
Someone told me there was a television piece about Ontario pounds routinely selling dogs to research labs after the minimum three day "stray stay", the only province to do that. That wouldn't surprise me, Ontario is nothing but a slaughterhouse for homeless animals.
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