The Fourth Annual International Protest Against Kill Pounds & BSL will be held on September 18. Kate Riviello, with New York Animal Rights Alliance America will host the event which will take place in New York City and in 40 locations around the country and the world.
According to the organization’s press release, the protest is calling for New York City Animal Care centers to be removed from the control of the Department of Health and be replaced by an open bid system as the result of alleged violations of rampant disease, euthanizing dogs and cats before their “hold times” and the lack of basic needs being provided for the welfare of shelter animals.
In addition, attendees will gather at state capitals, city halls and animal control centers across the globe in solidarity with other shelters including Miami where the euthanasia rate is extremely high and where breed specific legislation still exists. Attendees will also stand in Des Moines, Iowa, California which includes Carson, Lancaster, San Diego and San Francisco, as well as gas chamber facilities in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and Casper, Wyoming.. Attendees in New Hampshire decry the state law that does not permit the adoption of cats out of shelters that are FIV positive. The Buffalo, New York group protests the unusually high number of dogs killed by police. Foreign locations include London at the Westminster Bridge, Toronto, Ottawa and Bavaria, Germany; all locations with discriminatory laws against certain types of dogs.
For more information about the other destinations involved, how to help, the candlelight vigil and an all-night sleep-out protest, more details are available here.
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