Press release: 5 million de dollars des contribuables pour continuer à encourager l’euthanasie et les usines à chiots à Québec. Press release: 5 million taxpayer dollars used to continue encouraging euthanasia and puppy mills in Quebec City.
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Press release: 5 million taxpayer dollard used to continue encouraging euthanasia and puppy mills in Quebec City.
On December 11, the City of Quebec announced the investment of 4.8M$ for the construction of a new pound for the city. However, there was no mention of investment for programs that could solve many problems linked to ineffectual animal control, such as animal overpopulation, high rates of euthanasia or the proliferation of puppy mills and feline strays. ‘’Investing in a new space without changing the politics overseeing the animal management service is equivalent to adding an old and obsolete engine to a Hummer; it doesn’t solve the main problem.’’ Gabriel Villeneuve, Director of campaigns at SPA Canada, explains.
On May 31, 2014, the SPA Canada, with the support of many local organisations, submitted its demands in relation to animal management to the representatives of the City of Quebec. These demands include many elements that together form an ethical, durable and long-term effective solution for the city. The programs mentioned include free or low-cost sterilization for animals from low-income households, a ‘’Capture-Sterilize-Free-Maintain’’ program for stray cats, mandatory microchipping for identification and the ban on animal sales in the city except for those that are sterilized and come from shelters or municipal animal control centres. Finally, the SPA Canada asked that the City of Quebec manage its own municipal pound. All these demands seem to have been ignored by the city according to the direction they seem to have taken with this new project.
‘’Investing in a long-term effective solution would benefit all residents of the city, including animals. Continuing to invest in short-term solutions will only lead to more costs for citizens. In order for Quebec City to continue to pretend to be a major Canadian city, it must act like one and change its unethical animal management practices.’’ Mr. Villeneuve states with outrage. The solutions brought forward by SPA Canada are based on the successes of programs adopted by many Canadian cities. The City of Quebec cannot continue to ignore the failings of its animal services and must work towards a renewal of its politics and regulations in an ethical, durable and effective framework.
About SPA Canada:
SPA Canada is a national nonprofit animal rights organization dedicated to creating awareness and educating people on respecting all animal species.
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Press release (french) http://zc.vg/U9hie?m=0