Rally about the high-kill Hamilton animal control

Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 15:30 to 19:30

According to Claudia Vecchio, ORA Volunteer Chairperson, "Rescuing animals from the Hamilton Animal Control the way it is done now is a band aid solution, it does not solve the problems, 10 rescued today and 20 more coming in at the same time. We need new directives and a compassionate pound manager, willing, with an open mind, to consider and implement alternative solutions to killing. Only public pressure can make this happen."

Without action from the people we know who care about animals out there, a blameless and homeless animal population will only continue to breed unchecked, growing exponentially and continually suffering. If nothing is done, more cats will be found living in unmanaged colonies and public tolerance of homeless cats will decrease still further, and pressure on the Hamilton Animal Control and the Hamilton area community will only increase. Thousands of cats and hundreds of dogs will continue to be picked up and exterminated every year, sentenced to death and killed week to week as long as the problem persists.

"Despite what the non-political animal lovers say, protests DO work," says Ken Wood, HAC-STK Founder. "It takes time and persistence but pays off in the long term. Look at what a year of media stories and protests did for the Toronto Humane Society - we turned a bad situation into positive change and hope. City animal controls have long been there to protect people from animals. We have to teach them to do it both ways." 


Need a ride to the Rally? Contact the organizers at stopthekillings@groups.facebook.com.

Hamilton's City Hall
71 Main St W (off Bay St)
L8P 4Y5 Hamilton , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
ORA Animal Rescue

Thank you for reading this story…

More people are reading rabble.ca than ever and unlike many news organizations, we have never put up a paywall – at rabble we’ve always believed in making our reporting and analysis free to all, while striving to make it sustainable as well. Media isn’t free to produce. rabble’s total budget is likely less than what big corporate media spend on photocopying (we kid you not!) and we do not have any major foundation, sponsor or angel investor. Our main supporters are people and organizations -- like you. This is why we need your help. You are what keep us sustainable.

rabble.ca has staked its existence on you. We live or die on community support -- your support! We get hundreds of thousands of visitors and we believe in them. We believe in you. We believe people will put in what they can for the greater good. We call that sustainable.

So what is the easy answer for us? Depend on a community of visitors who care passionately about media that amplifies the voices of people struggling for change and justice. It really is that simple. When the people who visit rabble care enough to contribute a bit then it works for everyone.

And so we’re asking you if you could make a donation, right now, to help us carry forward on our mission. Make a donation today.

Comments

We welcome your comments! rabble.ca embraces a pro-human rights, pro-feminist, anti-racist, queer-positive, anti-imperialist and pro-labour stance, and encourages discussions which develop progressive thought. Our full comment policy can be found here. Learn more about Disqus on rabble.ca and your privacy here. Please keep in mind:

Do

  • Tell the truth and avoid rumours.
  • Add context and background.
  • Report typos and logical fallacies.
  • Be respectful.
  • Respect copyright - link to articles.
  • Stay focused. Bring in-depth commentary to our discussion forum, babble.

Don't

  • Use oppressive/offensive language.
  • Libel or defame.
  • Bully or troll.
  • Post spam.
  • Engage trolls. Flag suspect activity instead.