TORONTO, June 4 /CNW/ - When Bob Runciman, MPP for Leeds-Grenville,
introduced Bill 232 to amend the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty
to Animals Act on Thursday, May 31, the Toronto Humane Society recognized a
fantastic opportunity to bring about real change to the cruelty laws in
Ontario. "Mr. Runciman's bill will make it a Provincial offence to mistreat
animals," notes THS President Tim Trow. "But perhaps more importantly, it
recognizes fear as a tool of abuse. As well, it'll make it illegal to deny an
animal veterinary care."
"As soon as we saw legislation, we immediately put a page up on our
website encouraging people to write both the Premier and their own MPP, urging
them to support the bill," says Trow. "We only have until June 7 to get the
message out, so the press is on."
To date, more than 700 people have linked through the THS website
(www.torontohumanesociety.com), beseeching Dalton McGuinty to throw his
support behind Bill 232.
The Toronto Humane Society unconditionally supports Bill 232.
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For further information: or to arrange an interview with THS President
Tim Trow, contact: Lee Oliver, Senior Communicator, The Toronto Humane
Society, Tel: (416) 392-2273, ext 2149, Cell: (416) 984-3097, E-mail: