Animal Cruelty: The Ugly Truth About how we Treat Man’s Best Friend
by louisp on January 24, 2015 - 7:51pm
On an article untitled Puppy mill uncovered on a farm in Quebec’s Eastern Township published on May 24, 2014, CBC News describe one of many situations regarding animal cruelty in Quebec. This source is reliable because CBC News is a renowned media, and, also, because the same information concerning this particular event can be found in many other online journals. This particular case takes place in the farm Les P’tites Pattes Poilues at Bonsecour, a little community located between the cities of Sherbrooke and Granby. On May 23, Quebec agriculture Officials did a routine visit and found more than 220 dogs that were, apparently, in a very deplorable condition. Indeed, many of them had patches of fur missing, infections, and many females were pregnant. According to Quebec’s provincial law, someone found guilty of running an illegal puppy mill has to pay a fine included between $600 to $12,000.
This article is just another example to show that, unfortunately, Quebec has become a paradise for owners of puppy mill. Even if, legally speaking, dogs are considered as objects, they still have feelings and emotions but, most importantly, they can feel pain. Thus, as a community, it is not normal to accept animal cruelty. In my opinion, Gandhi said something very thoughtful regarding this issue: “The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animal are treated.” According to this citation, I think that the population has a big role to play to defend the right of animals. First, people, especially neighbors, who suspect a dog breeder of abusing animals should not tolerate this illegal practice and call the authorities. Also, I believe that it is our role as a society to ask to the Minister of Justice of Quebec to show the right example by making more severe laws, like many other Provinces in Canada did, to show that Quebeckers do not accept this behavior.
To see the original article: <http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/puppy-mill-uncovered-on-a-farm-in-quebec-s-eastern-townships-1.2652607>