From the press release:
Organized by Marineland Animal Defense, the demonstration will be on site from 11-3 p.m. raising awareness in the downtown about the Minister and her relationship with the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) portfolio. The OSPCA opened an investigation over a year ago at the facility and that investigation closed months ago in May. Since October of last year the Minister has been talking about introducing changes -- but offering no real action.
Organizer Dylan Powell had this to say about the demonstration, “Almost nothing has changed from this office on this issue since October 2012. It was important for us to come up to this office, on the day Queen’s Park re-opens, to let Madeleine know that this issue won’t go away and that the changes the public want are real, substantive changes that will grandfather these industries. People want an abolition to animal captivity, they won’t just settle for bigger tanks.” Event page is below and image is attached that M.A.D. is encouraging members to fax to Madeleine as well as Federal Oceans and Fisheries Minister Gail Shea.
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