As a fan of Ian Somerhalder (LOST, Vampire Diaries) I’ve been following his work on the Ian Somerhalder Foundation for a few months now, since it launched. Recently, I read an article on his site which really disturbed me.
“A recent article by the Vancouver Sun revealed that the Howling Dog Tours manager who killed the dogs tried to contact the BC SPCA for help on two occasions. The BC SPCA didn’t investigate the business and turned down the request to shelter the dogs, claiming the dogs were not adoptable.”
I was personally disgusted that this sort of thing was allowed to happen. I am tearing up just writing about this, because it’s not just tragic for those poor dogs that were shot, but it’s tragic for any dogs that this could potentially happen to in the future.
The ISF is now petitioning for new legalistation to make sure that all animal shelters need to be regulated to follow a “rescue and save” plan, not a “seize and kill” plan. You can sign the petition regardless of your country, and you can choose for your details to be hidden from the public if you so wish.
To sign the petition, either go to the Change website and find the petition on the right hand side, or use the widget below: