Tuesday, April 15, 2014
No Use for Abuse
SPCA want to
stop animal cruelty with Prevention Day April 23
Released by Tricia Leslie, SPCA
abuse is cruel and needless, yet it happens every day throughout British
Columbia. The good news is, you can help. Everyone can take action to help
end the cycle of violence.
That’s why Thursday, April 23 is Animal
Abuse Prevention Day in B.C. Each year, the BC SPCA investigates nearly
8,000 complaints of animal abuse and neglect, a distressing and even
“One person can make a difference, whether they report an animal they
believe is in distress or write a letter to their MLA to let them know how
important it is to have dedicated animal cruelty investigators in their
community,” says Marcie Moriarty, chief prevention and enforcement officer,
BC SPCA. “That’s why we’re asking people to help spread the message and to
help us create communities that are more humane across the province.”
Animal Abuse Prevention Day has been observed since 2012 after a private
citizen requested a provincial proclamation as a memorial to 56 sled dogs in
Whistler, B.C., who lost their lives on April 23, 2010. A high-profile
animal cruelty investigation resulted in criminal charges against the sled
dog company employee responsible for their deaths.
This year, for the first time, the BC SPCA is encouraging supporters and
everyone they know to help spread the message by signing up for a
Thunderclap campaign. Thunderclap, a social media crowd-speaking platform,
means the BC SPCA’s anti-animal abuse message and ways you can help prevent
it in your community can reach thousands of people – but only if you help.
Sign up today
here and tell all of your friends and family to join the campaign.
Find out more about how you can help end animal cruelty at
where you can sign a pledge to take action against animal abuse and share
your commitment with your local MLA. Helping to prevent animal abuse today
can hopefully, result in better tomorrows for British Columbia’s most
vulnerable animals. Take action now!
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