Three cheers for Camille Labchuk and the rise of animal rights law:
Gallup poll shows "Our Attitudes About Animals Are Changing"
(thanks Sarah West for sending -- she notes: what is interesting about this poll is that "in 2003 and 2008, 25% of people surveyed said animals deserved the same protection from harm and exploitation as we do. Today, that's up to 32% and the numbers have increased across all demographics") http://bit.ly/1PNrYeR
Could everyone please keep this on hand for when a situation arises re: pets and (Ontario) tenancy
(Thanks Ken Wood for sourcing):
Pets and "No Pets Clauses":The landlord says I must either move out or get rid of my pet; Do I? Only if the pet is dangerous, causes allergic reactions or causes problems for other tenants or the landlord, must you get rid of your pet or consider moving elsewhere as per Landlord application to terminate tenancy based on animals.Even if you signed a lease with a "no pets" clause, if the pet is not a problem for anybody they can not enforce it; such no pets clauses are invalid under the law. You do not have to move or get rid of the pet unless the Board issues a written order to do so. (Ed note: the red hotlines will not work but you can find them through the blue hotlink above.)
Declawing -- my greatest regret: Some 37+ yrs ago, at 18 yrs of age, I bowed to pressure and ignorance, and declawed my darling cat Choulie. I hope beyond hope she forgives me. Choules, there aren't words to express how sorry I am for what I was responsible for doing to you. I hope this post today will be shared with others in your name: Patchouli Nadon. I loved you so, yet I failed you.