Friday, June 19, 2009

Toronto Humane Society Protest Alert

From CNW:

TORONTO, June 19 /CNW/ - On Saturday, June 20, starting at 2 p.m., more than 300 people will be staging a protest in front of the Toronto Humane Society at 11 River Street.

The protest, organized by former THS staff, volunteers and concerned citizens, is calling for the resignation of the entire THS Board and the appointment of interim management to correct the turmoil inside the THS.

"This protest is being organized out of love and compassion," says organizer Marcie Laking. "We want the MOST humane and ethical treatment of every single animal inside the THS at all times, we are standing up for their rights and lives and are demanding positive changes inside FOR them."

The THS has been in the media spotlight since the Globe and Mail ran a three-part series on the situation. That series lead to an ongoing OSPCA investigation of the THS (which suspended the THS's affiliate status). The newspaper articles and OSPCA investigation have in turn caused hundreds of people to step forward and demand positive change.

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1 comment:

Marcie said...

We made the 6:00 news and both the Toronto Star & Sun, so I guess this alert did some good. I was not impressed with the press turn out tho, I'm guessing it was a busy news day in the city.