While it has been a few years since I found it necessary to take a self imposed respite from my advocacy work, that does not mean that I have not continued to witness the continuing horrors inflicted upon the innocent. Each and every account, each and every horrific graphic image is permanently etched into my psyche and adds to the unhealed scars that remain hidden, adding to the dark cloud that covers my very soul and which has essentially destroyed what little faith in mankind I had left.
First a question. Do any of you still feel the knots of frustration and anger when you, as well, continue to witness the many injustices that we are bombarded with daily? Be it the autrocities inflicted upon the human species or the animal species? If you do not, then stop reading this post.
We are all aware of the ramifications and negative results of ‘racial profiling’. Judging all by the actions of others, based upon their colour and beliefs. Many likely support that notion, but many do not. This bias is at best, motivated by fear and prejudice, and many around the world believe it to be totally unacceptable.
There is another type of profiling that is currently going on in today’s fearful society, resulting in the destruction of innocent lives and which rips at the heart of loving families.
Currently Montreal, Quebec, Canada plans to use “Canine Profiling as their bandaid solution to a problem which is not a dog problem, it is in fact a human problem! This planned Canine Profiling is biased and prejudicial, based upon fear and ignorance (at least in this writers opinion).
Given that the Animal Legal Defense Fund lists Quebec in the Bottom Tier for Animal Protection Laws, as it has for over a decade, it comes as no surprise that the animals in this province continue to be subjugated. A province well known for it’s continuing puppy mills and apathy.
For those of us who remember LENNOX and BRINDIE, for those of us that remember the Whistler Massacre, The Howl Heard around the World, we also remember the sheer anger, our gut knotted in disbelief and total frustration. If you are like I am, each incident, inflicts upon you a striking blow. It is not just the innocent life that has been taken, we lose part of ourselves as well.
Canine Profiling does not focus on the real issue. Canine Profiling is biased, prejudicial and based upon the ignorance and fear which is a direct result of the mistreatment, uneducated handling and training of targeted breeds. It is born from the questionable personal agendas and the irresponsibility of far too many “humans” who own targeted breeds.
I am asking all of you who continue to advocate and fight for the lives of the innocent, to join us in our fight against “Canine Profiling”. Please help this campaign go viral by sharing.