Friday, January 19, 2007

Today (19-1-07)

Killing strays is not an act of kindness

A response to Ms. Goh's letter of Tuesday. Thanks Vegancat for sending it in.

This by the way is the Albuquerque City website - take a look at the various ways to volunteer with animals, adopt and even to attend the Mayor's Dog Ball! The other activities look pretty fun too :) It's really good to see a Mayor get firmly behind a project like this.

4 Comments:

Anonymous AutumnPiglet said...

Thanks Dawn for the link.

I was reading through it and found that they have an outreach program where they would go to the schools (the equivalent of our primary 2s and 3s), and teach kids about responsible pet ownership. This is really good, as it gives kids the right values on being kind to animals right from the start.

SPCA or AVA should be doing something like that. Then we'll have less issues of pets being abandoned and animals being viewed as "dirty".

19/1/07 2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Childcare centres here are "big business". I doubt the proprietors want to jeopardise attracting clientele if they share the general perception that cats and dogs are dirty and potential sources of germs.
The deconditioning of the general poor attitude towards animals has to come from a governmental level.

19/1/07 3:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yup, political will to change from trap and kill to TNRM is key.

anyone knows any of the new NMPs? maybe one of them can champion the cause of animal welfarism! :)

19/1/07 4:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If potential NMP only champions animal welfare he would be sidelined, too narrow to represent mainstream. Government feel AVA is the authority to rule all animal matters.

22/1/07 11:25 AM  

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