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Old May 11th, 2010, 06:35 PM
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If they said on the news that "it is to prevent anyone coming into contact with ringworm".....that's a lie.

They were checking vehicles to see if any animals were "stolen".
I figured that much....its not like they were trying to contain the plague!!!
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Old May 11th, 2010, 07:16 PM
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It's absolutely disgusting in my view. They have no business calling themselves OSPCA, what they are doing is cruel and they should be shut down permanently if this is how they handle something as simple as ringworm. I'd hate to see how they handle parvo, feline aids or leukemia. It's all sounding more political to me than anything else. There is no animal welfare in their minds if euthanzing all these animals is the only solution they could come up with. I have lost all respect for them and the whole OSPCA organization for allowing this to happen.

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Old May 11th, 2010, 09:23 PM
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There is a petition circulating Facebook. A number of folks have it up so if you know anyone who might have a FB page here or someone who is an animal-activist they may be able to link you to it. I'm waiting to hear from Mod with permission to post it.
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Old May 11th, 2010, 09:26 PM
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There is a petition circulating Facebook. A number of folks have it up so if you know anyone who might have a FB page here or someone who is an animal-activist they may be able to link you to it. I'm waiting to hear from Mod with permission to post it.
I signed it , posted it on my wall and urged people to sign asap.
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Old May 11th, 2010, 09:27 PM
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I signed it , posted it on my wall and urged people to sign asap.
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Old May 11th, 2010, 10:06 PM
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More news... "20 can be saved"
http://www.cp24.com/servlet/an/local.../?hub=CP24Home

And some sniping from THS
http://www.canadianbusiness.com/mark...4502_0_cnw_cnw
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Old May 11th, 2010, 10:46 PM
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ANy vets comment on this ?

and so they fired some poor schmuck?
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Old May 11th, 2010, 11:24 PM
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I am so completely heartbroken about this...

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Old May 11th, 2010, 11:27 PM
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I just called and left my opinion at their office..
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Old May 11th, 2010, 11:31 PM
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ANy vets comment on this ?

and so they fired some poor schmuck?
Jim, does someone not have to be held responsible for letting these poor souls get into this shape? Ringworm does not kill unless there are other diseases present. Something smells rotten in Denmark.
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Old May 11th, 2010, 11:34 PM
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Ringworm does not kill unless there are other diseases present. Something smells rotten in Denmark.
Agreed.....

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Old May 11th, 2010, 11:38 PM
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Petition signed. Let's hope it helps.
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Old May 12th, 2010, 06:06 AM
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there is a demonstration being held today outside of the shelter...aren't these the same people that went after the THS? Not going to look very good in court.
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Old May 12th, 2010, 06:45 AM
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where can I find the petition to put on my facebook????
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Old May 12th, 2010, 07:05 AM
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Old May 12th, 2010, 07:31 AM
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Old May 12th, 2010, 07:40 AM
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there is a demonstration being held today outside of the shelter...aren't these the same people that went after the THS? Not going to look very good in court.
I was just thinking the very same thing, aslan.
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Signed, thanks for the link, Aslan.
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Okay folks here is the peition for those of us who can't get access via FB

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/...0-animals.html

Please note that there is a protest TODAY between 10 & 5 @ York SPCA






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Old May 12th, 2010, 08:07 AM
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here is another, doesn't hurt to have more than one going.

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http...anized&h=3ad7b
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Old May 12th, 2010, 08:14 AM
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anyone from here going to the protest??? they are announcing it on the radio quite alot in the area, great news!!!!!

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Old May 12th, 2010, 08:47 AM
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Good for the citizens to stand up and be heard. May the animals demise be not in vain.

I read that even rescues were not able to pull. Does anyone know if this is correct?

This is a very sad situation, and I truly believe that the OSPCA is taking the easy way out.
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Old May 12th, 2010, 09:06 AM
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Thomas Walkom,a columnist at www.thestar.com has dedicated his regular political column to this terrible injustice.
Sorry,don't know how to post it
I too signed.
Mr Walkom also questions his donation to the OSPCA,I canceled mine during the THS debacle and redirected it to my local HS,not that it will make any difference to the animal,but I will not support an organization that kills an mass the very creatures they are supposed to protect.
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Old May 12th, 2010, 09:11 AM
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Thomas Walkom,a columnist at www.thestar.com has dedicated his regular political column to this terrible injustice.
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Walkom: The OSPCA and its deadly cure for athlete’s foot
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By Thomas Walkom
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I was going to write something erudite about the British election, which I’ve just spent two weeks covering from London. But all of that changed when I opened up my Star this morning to read that the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is killing 350 of its wards because they have ringworm.

That’s ringworm — sometimes known as athlete’s foot.

We’re not talking about rabies here. Nor are we talking about distemper.

We’re not talking about incurable cancer, inoperable liver disease, kennel cough, bronchitis or even a bad cold.

We’re talking about a fungal skin condition common to humans and other mammals, one that is very contagious but not very serious. It can cause the sufferer to itch (animals may draw blood when they scratch themselves). But it’s not known to be deadly.

In spite of its name, ringworm is not a worm. Under normal circumstances, it usually cures itself after a few months. But for those who want to deal with the condition, treatment is easy and relatively inexpensive.

People contract ringworm all the time, sometimes from using common showers (hence the propensity of athletes to pick up the fungus).

As far as I’ve been able to ascertain, however, there are no recorded cases of human ringworm sufferers being euthanized.

Nor have I been able to find other cases of animals being killed en masse because they suffered from ringworm.

Cattle can and do get ringworm. But it doesn’t appear to be normal practice for ranchers to immediately slaughter herds suffering from the fungus. They find it more profitable to treat the condition than to wipe out their investment.

Which brings me back to the OSPCA, the ringworm outbreak in its Newmarket shelter and questions of cost.

No one disputes that ringworm, once established in places where animals are in close quarters, is difficult to eradicate. I’ve no doubt that the Ontario society tried to disinfect the cages and stop the fungus spreading.

But in the end, it seems to have decided that it was more efficient — that it to say, less costly — to eliminate the existing animals in its shelter and start all over again.

In pure profit-and-loss terms, that calculation is probably correct. But some of us thought that Ontario’s premier animal welfare society was concerned with more than that.

Over the last decade, it was one of the major backers of a proposed federal animal cruelty bill that, among other things, would have treated non-human beings as more than simple property.

As a registered charity, it brings in considerable amounts of money. In 2008, it raised more than $17 million, mostly in the form of individual donations from people who want to protect animals.

It has legislative authority to carry out its animal protection functions. Most recently, it used those powers to raid its sister Toronto Humane Society and have some of its senior officers charged with animal cruelty.

And now it’s killing 350 animals in its care because they have ringworm.

People, including some who volunteer for the society, are justly upset. The Star recounts the story of Keswick construction worker Jason Francis, who recently brought his cat, J.J., to the Newmarket shelter for adoption after discovering that his daughter was allergic to felines.

On Tuesday, as society workers inside the shelter went about the grisly business of killing, Francis was outside frantically trying to save J.J.

Thousands of people give small amounts of money to the OSPCA. I’ve been one. After this, I’m not sure I see the point.

Thomas Walkom's column appears Wednesday and Saturday.
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Old May 12th, 2010, 09:22 AM
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thanks for posting that chico, did you see the article "dead dog walking"? man, tears your heart out when you see the face of the dog....
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/arti...ad-dog-walking
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Old May 12th, 2010, 09:42 AM
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Awwww, Melinda that brought tears to my eyes

The only way to get to the OSPCA is by not donating.
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Old May 12th, 2010, 09:45 AM
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15 minutes to the start of the protest, god I hope tons show up, I feel so helpless being so far away, I've emailed tons of relatives and friends in that area begging them to go and I've been on the phone with a dj at CHUMFM and she's urged people to go.
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Good for the citizens to stand up and be heard. May the animals demise be not in vain.

I read that even rescues were not able to pull. Does anyone know if this is correct?

That is correct BenMax....the decision was made behind closed doors, volunteers were asked to leave the building and then the news was announced to staff. No ifs and/or buts

This is a very sad situation, and I truly believe that the OSPCA is taking the easy way out.
They didn't reach out to the community one iota

As far as I know the cats are gone......I pray for their little souls
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