Friday, May 25, 2012

Things That Make Me Go Grrrrr.....People STILL Donating To The OSPCA

Well I guess I just had a big Friday WTF! Tomorrow the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is holding a "Friends for Life Walk-a-thon". Remember the walk-a-thon that was cancelled two years ago after the organization began killing all animals at its Newmarket headquarters for reasons that are questionable to this day? What amazes me more is that the organization has raised in excess of $68 000. How can this be?

Because thousands of Ontarians still don't get it!!!

You see if you are donating to the OSPCA, you are donating to an organization that STILL refuses to be transparent to the public. You are donating to an organization that STILL refuses to adopt recommendations detailed in an external investigative report (the findings would disgust even non animal lovers) last year. You are donating to an organization that is STILL more concerned with increasing both its bottom line and power of its unaccountable police force than it ever will be about animals in need.

It's no secret the OSPCA is hurting when it comes to donations, though the decline can be mainly attributed to its own actions. Police force accountable to no external governing body?  Continual bullying of innocent Ontarians? Charter breach after charter breach?  Check, check, and check.

By the way if you are still thinking of donating to this walk-a-thon, don't forget to question where the remaining 36% of each of your well earned dollars is going. I'm guessing board of directors' salaries, lawyers defending the organization against charges of abuse and harassment, and whoever is in charge of the media spin. At least the latter appears to deserve it.

To learn more, here's example upon example of the OSPCA is in utter shambles. You should be able to get through the material by Monday, by which point the funds raised will likely be gone.

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