Animal issues will be nipping at heels of politicians

From the Toronto Star.  Although written about Ontario, this applies to Federal politicians as well.

By: Thomas Walkom National Affairs, Published on Tue Jan 14 2014

In Ontario, animal issues continue to gnaw away.

TARA WALTON / TORONTO STAR FILE PHOTO Until Star reporters Linda Diebel and Liam Casey raised questions about Marineland, the OSPCA had shied away from investigating it and other zoos, writes Thomas Walkom.

TARA WALTON / TORONTO STAR FILE PHOTO
Until Star reporters Linda Diebel and Liam Casey raised questions about Marineland, the OSPCA had shied away from investigating it and other zoos, writes Thomas Walkom.

With rare exceptions, most politicians ignore them. Ditto most media. But the treatment of non-human animals is a matter that arouses strong passions within the electorate.

This is the context for a new report on the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Please continue reading here.

One comment

  1. I read with interest Mr,Walkom coloum titled “Animal issues will be nipping at heels of politicians” From my perspective the Media[ print\television] have failed miserably. EG. December 2013 Ritz authorizes the live animal transport of 500 sheep to Singapore knowing they face” ritual slaughter”
    This unethical Conservative Govt has made it clear for some time Trade is top of the agenda THAT INCLUDES LIVE ANIMAL EXPORT of Canadian livestock to countries with HORRIFIC treatment and slaughter practices in the world. Animals have already been exported to Vietnam and a few other countries. HAS ANY ONE IN THE MEDIA MADE A POINT OF FOLLOWING UP ON THESE ANIMALS AND THE HORRIFIC DEATH THEY ENDURE AT THE HANDS OF BARBARIANS IN THESE FOREIGN COUNTRIES AND REPORTING IT IN PRINT AND TELIVISION MEDIA IN ORDER FOR THE CANADIAN PUBLIC TO SEE SO THEY CAN VENT THEIR OUTRAGE WITH RITZ AND HIS gOVT.???? The answer is NO
    Mr Walkom piece provided me the opportuniy to write him at the Toronto Star, which I did.

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