Anie Samson is that rare politician who speaks the truth. Samson is the city councilor (they say "mayor" but I think that's roughly equivalent to our "councilor") for the Park Extension borough in Montreal. She talks frankly about animal abandonment, puppy mills and bringing animal control back as a municipal department in Montreal and Quebec in light of the recent undercover videos CBC Radio released of the inner workings of Berger Blanc.
Two Montreal boroughs have already announced that they will no longer deal with Berger Blanc and have instead given the animal control contracts over to the SPCA. The mayor of Montreal, however, is unsure about how to proceed:
“Yes, a lot of owners abandon their pets on July 1,” Tremblay told reporters. “(But) do we have to go public or can we maintain the private sector with the necessary measures to make sure that whatever we saw on television will never happen again? This is our challenge.”
And he goes on to use the excuse that people have problems that need solving too. So what? People will always have problems. Does that means animal abuse should continue unabated?
Even Brigitte Bardot has something to say about all this:
Bardot says employees who can be seen hurting the animals should be judged for acts of cruelty and "sadism that evokes Nazism."