For those who have voiced their opposition to Hamilton's consideration of a deer cull at Iroquoia Heights - THANK YOU!
The next Deer Management Advisory Committee meeting is Tuesday July 13, 2010, 7pm, Ancaster Mun. Building, Murray Ferguson Room.
Members of the public are encouraged to review the Committee's Terms of Reference and meeting Minutes. All meetings are open to the public. If you would like to address the Committee, you must contact the Secretary, Shari Faulkenham, to do so.
UPDATE Number 2: from the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition
Canada has its first Bill to ban horse slaughter! A big thank you to NDP MP Alex Atamanenko and horse supporters everywhere for this huge, historical step toward banning horse slaughter in Canada.
Bill C-544, "An Act to amend the Health of Animals Act and the Meat Inspection Act (slaughter of horses for human consumption)", was tabled on June 16, 2010 by MP Alex Atamanenko: http://www2.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=4633655&Language=e&Mode=1
Click on the various sub-titles on the left of the document.
On June 16, 2010, a Private Member's Bill to ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption was tabled in Canadian Parliament by MP Alex Atamanenko (NDP Agriculture Critic). The basis of the bill is the fact that horses are not food-producing animals and many are treated with drugs that are prohibited from entering the human food chain.
This bill is a huge step forward in the movement to abolish a cruel, archaic and unnecessary industry, and we applaud Mr. Atamanenko for his monumental initiative.
UPDATE Number 3: from yours truly
Last night, my husband and I brought home Tegan, a Project Jessie cat who has been waiting for a home for nearly a year. Introductions to our two other Project Jessie rescues will be slow but I'm confident everything is going to work out. Poor little Tegan was the last of his litter to find a home - Shelly says that it's quite difficult to find people willing to adopt black cats. But Tegan doesn't have to wait anymore. He's home at last. = )