July 1st: don’t abandon me!

July 1st: don’t abandon me!



For immediate release


Press release: July 1st: don’t abandon me! – 1er juillet: ne m’abandonnez pas! 


Montreal, June 29, 2012 – On the eve of our Quebec national moving day, SPA Canada revived the debate on animal overconsumption by organizing a shock event to protest the mass abandonment of animals in Quebec. Last year, following the broadcast of the report by Radio-Canada’s Enquête program, SPA Canada drew attention to the deficiency of the province’s current system of animal control. Unfortunately, the delay in dealing with a file that is obviously not considered a priority by municipal and provincial authorities has made Quebec the official abandonment-champion of North America. Sadly, almost a half-million animals are left without a home each year in Quebec, and 80% of these are put to death.

Gabriel Villeneuve, the campaign director for SPA Canada, is alarmed by the number of pets that ends up in animal shelters in this province. “Due to the lethargy of our legislation, Quebec harbors between 15, 000 and 18, 000 puppy mills which produce around 400, 000 individuals each year, inevitably resulting in overpopulation”. He admits that our nation deserves its status as North America’s cradle of animal cruelty.

In this time of social revolution, SPA Canada believes that we must protect and side with the weak of this world. Which is why the organization came back Friday, June 29th 2012, with a media “stunt” at metro Mont-Royal. The objective was to confront passersby and the Quebecois population with the shocking irresponsibility of certain pet-owners, with the record-breaking rate of abandonment of domesticated animals, and with the reality of animal overconsumption which results from an inadequate system of animal control.

The results of this event: hundreds of pamphlets distributed on the subject and we raised awareness to hundreds of people!


About SPA Canada:

SPA Canada is a national nonprofit animal rights organization dedicated to creating awareness and educating people on respecting all animal species.


– 30 –


SPA Canada SPA Canada will be pleased to provide media interviews.

For more information, please dial

1-877-630-NEWS (6397) or media@spacanada.org


Press release http://zc.vg/U9hie?m=0