For some reason, the Ontario SPCA has launched an investigation (aided by police) into the practices of the Toronto Humane Society. The main reason seems to be that they feel that the THS does not euthanize enough animals - especially those suffering.
The THS is a no-kill shop and therefore looks after animals as long as possible. The OSPCA disagrees with this policy and wants the animals killed sooner. They also determined that some of the animals are not being cared for, with proper standards.
My thoughts are as follows:
1) Since we don't seem to see a need to euthanize humans in our society when they are suffering, I don't see why the lack of such 'compassion' directed towards animals is inhumane.
2) I suspect that the OSCPA is miffed that the THS is able to advertise themselves as a no-kill facility, whereas the OSPCA puts down animals that they don't think they can find a home for, as well as animals that are sick. No doubt, they aren't that fond of the comparison.
3) The care might not be perfect at the THS, but given that they are housing hundreds of animals that no one wants, that would otherwise be stray or destroyed, I think they are doing a pretty fine job.
4) It seems odd to see the OSPCA attacking the THS, when they should be both on the same side of preventing cruelty to animals, as well as finding homes for stray animals.