I'm sure you all remember the horror recently brought to light by a CBC investigative news show regarding treatment of animals at Berger Blanc, a for profit pound in Montreal, but if not, here's a summary.
The next video is extremely graphic. I had to cut this together for a presentation but otherwise never would have watched this footage. It's been edited from the complete Enquete episode dealing with Berger Blanc which you can see here.
This didn't take place in another country. This was in Canada, in the province next door. This wasn't last century or last decade. This was a few months ago and it may still be happening now. These conditions are very real and could be what animals will face in Toronto if city council decides animal control should become a for profit pound. Care and compassion only interfere with the bottom line.
If you have some time, please consider speaking for the animals in Toronto or writing to council on their behalf.
Toronto's Core Services Review continues Monday (this coming Monday, July 25) with discussions pertaining to Licensing and Standards which encompasses Toronto Animal Services. The meeting will be held at City Hall in Committee Room 1 and starts at 9:30. More info here.
If you wish to speak at the meeting, please go here and hit the "Request to Speak" button at the top right. Or you can also register by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone, 416-397-7796.
If you can't go in person, or just wish council to have a hard copy of your deputation, you can email in your deputation to these addresses:
Please make sure your deputation gets in before 8 a.m. on Monday and it will be circulated to all the Licensing and Standards Committee and staff.
Here is a simple step by step guide to writing a deputation.
There are already several speakers lined up but this is a numbers game so the more the better. Usually, every speaker is given 5 minutes (firm).
You can sign the petition is here.
You can also check out the Save Toronto Animal Services Facebook page for more details.