In 2019, I focused my efforts, diving deeply into the world of animal protection in Canada.
As someone who represents the dogs- and is looking for answers for the animals. I figure the next step was to go where all the professionals are and see what they are talking about. Long story short:
I went to countless professional conferences, tried to have fun but felt really out of place. None the less listened closely, informed myself- for the dogs- and asked questions.
When this all started I wasn’t so brave, I had no idea what to do, and who to turn to.
The very first thing I did, when I decided to blow the whistle, was call Crime Stoppers about the gun used to Euthanize dogs. http://www.virtuousmusher.com/seasonal-kill/
I had my doubts that the owner had a possession and acquisition license, so I called it in. Nothing came of it.
Of course, I called the OSPCA- but I had my doubts here as well- since I was well aware of the ongoing relationship with this kennel, and this corporation. I knew the kennel hid the sick dogs in the back.
But you see, there were all these things happening with the OSPCA in Ontario…
The Ontario Government was now implementing a new Act to enforce animal protection:
The Paws Act : https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/19p13
Here are the leading lawyers speaking about this Act in a great Podcast series called : Paw and Order
Long story short: Its great to have enforcement officers- but it’s the animal protection laws that are lacking… meaning: what laws are they enforcing?
Here’s my take, with my opinions and thoughts on the matter : http://www.virtuousmusher.com/paws-act-bill-136-in-ontario/
Another angle I looked into was the Townships kennel Licensing system
Even after finding a loop hole, neither township wanted to handle the case- and kept referring me to the other township. I get it- the Corporation’s adress is in Machar, and the Kennel is in Joly…
You can read all about that here:
What about the Vet?
There must be laws in this sector, about reporting animal abuse, or neglectful practices…
After all- we the staff- were administering prescription drugs without a vet’s supervision, or any medical training…
We kept immaculate track of all the dogs, and their health… When they were born, and when they died. Where they were from, and who were their parents…. I wondered, if paired in with the Vet notes- we could substantiate all the dogs- who were not accounted for…
Unfortunately nothing came of this either… so I decided then to file a complaint.
No Accountability here
That’s all he got, a slap on the wrist for over prescribing antibiotics… None of my other claims could be accounted for because, the vet was never presented with these dogs.
Another whistle blower comes forward- from the same kennel-
someone I’ve never met- who started working there after me. She tells me of her stories, of a dog, being brought to the vet, then taken away by one of the employees before it got any professional medical care.
I did go in, and make a video statement to the OPP- in hopes that they launch an investigation…
Current and ongoing:
this is ongoing…
Let this case be investigated thoroughly by both the OPP and the new Animal Protection Enforcement Officers from the PAWS act.
Let this story- and all the research and documentation show- how the lack of animal protection law in Canada is the fundamental problem which needs to be addressed.
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