Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Letter To Steven Page - Why Are You Supporting The OSPCA?

Below is a letter I recently posted on Steven Page's Facebook wall. It seems the former singer of  The Barenaked Ladies hasn't been properly educated on the current situation at the OSPCA. I really want to believe that, because I can't see how someone I have admired for years would participate in a fundraiser for this organization without knowing the facts! Thankfully, since many are now posting their opinions on Mr. Page's Facebook page, he is now more informed, and his decision to reconsider is an easy one.
"Mr Page, as a fan of over two decades, I too would like to express my extreme disappointment with regard to your participation in the OSPCA fundraiser. As I have long admired your charitable work, I can only assume that you are not as educated as you should be on this organization. Individuals have placed links for you to read, and I sincerely hope you take the time. To put it bluntly, by participating in this event, you are supporting an organization that lies to the public, refuses to be transparent, and has demonstrated time and time again to refuse to act on behalf of needy animals. Even the Ontario legislature has recommended an external review of the organization! I really do hope that you withdraw from participating in this event, showing that you certainly have the best interest of thousands upon thousands of animal welfare activists, and more importantly the animals themselves, in your heart."
If you feel the same way, make sure to let Mr. Page know your feelings by writing on his Facebook PageWouldn't it be wonderful if Mr. Page performed at a fund raiser for a no-kill shelter?