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LAW Calls for Immediate Stop to OSPCA Mass Euthanasia

Lawyers for Animal Welfare (LAW), an organization that campaigns on behalf of animals, has called upon the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) to immediately stop its mass euthanasia program at its York Region Branch.

“It is the opinion of Lawyers for Animal Welfare (LAW) that the mass euthanasia is contrary to the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Act. The OSPCA appears to be failing to fulfill its duty to treat animals in the most humane manner,” said Nick Wright, a founding director of LAW.

The OSPCA has claimed that as many as 350 animals must be killed due to ringworm infection. Veterinarians claim that ringworm is a treatable condition that does not require euthanasia. It has been reported that numerous individuals have offered to adopt afflicted animals and have the condition treated but the OSPCA has rejected such offers.

Read the full letter sent by LAW to the OSPCA here:

Lawyers for Animal Welfare (LAW) is made up of legal practitioners and volunteers across Canada. It is an incorporated Registered Charity (#80399 7212 RR0001) dedicated to advancing public knowledge of animal practices and preventing the abuse and killing of animals through the enforcement of existing laws.

Tax deductable donations can be made on the website using credit card or PayPal at: or by contacting the organization to make alternative arrangements.

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