Do we need stricter animal abuse laws, more in line with human abuse laws?
Yesterday, at least one dead puppy and several sick dogs were seized from a home in East Kildonan. Multiple dogs were found living in unsanitary conditions. The province says it’s possible there are other dead puppies, and thinks the four dogs seized will pull through. The Office of the Chief Veterinarian is investigating to see if this was an unregulated dog rescue shelter. Whether or not it was an unregulated shelter, the bottom line is that it’s definitely cruelty towards animals.
But everyday there are horrible animal abuse stories in our province – especially up north.
Now, Manitoba has been ranked No. 1 as the toughest region in Canada when it comes to dealing with animal abusers. This according to the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), which ranked animal protection laws across the country. But is this proving to be enough?
Again, is it time to enact stricter animal abuse laws, more in line with human abuse laws? And what about more preventative measures to protect animals from being in vulnerable situations? Perhaps more provincial funding for spay and neuter clinics would prevent an overpopulation of unwanted cats and dogs. What are your thoughts? Taking your calls after 1pm; 204.780.6868.