A Call-Out from Catherine Ens, Director, Niagara Action For Animals
Dear Friends Of Animals –
We hope that you will be able to attend the Candlelit Vigil on Monday September 26 from 7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Skyway Animal Hospital – 514 Welland Ave. (near Bunting), in St. Catharines, Ontario.
Brock Students for Animal Liberation (BSAL) and Niagara Action for Animals (NAfA) will be hosting a candlelit vigil for the animals who have suffered at the hands of local veterinarian Dr. Mahavir Rehki of Skyway Animal Hospital.
Recent undercover footage come out exposing Dr. Rekhi’s violent handling of the animals in his care, and concerned citizens are outraged at the lax discipline he faces. See full story here:http://www.lfpress.com/2016/09/15/i-was-disgusted-ont-vet-caught-choking-punching-animals
Please join us for a silent vigil standing up for animals who have been subjected to this cruel behaviour.
Please also take your action one step further and sign this petition to force the College of Veterinarians of Ontario to have Dr. Rekhi’s veterinary license revoked. https://www.change.org/p/college-of-veterinarians-of-ontario-permanently-revoke-dr-mahavir-singh-rekhi-s-license-to-practice?recruiter=11185473&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink
There is also another petition through Animal Justice that we would ask you to sign. http://e-activist.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1990&ea.campaign.id=56151
Candles and signs will be provided at the Vigil, but you are welcome to bring your own (*anti-oppressive and non-discriminatory) signs and candles if you wish. There is plenty of parking in the area.
We would encourage you to leave your companion animals at home to keep everyone safe and not expose your furry friend to any undue distress that may inevitably arise from large crowd gatherings.
Many Thanks. For All animals – Cath
Niagara Action for Animals is a non-profit, all volunteer charity devoted to ending all forms of animal cruelty through education, direct action and legitimate protest.
For more on Niagara Action for Animals and its activism on behalf of all creatures, big and small, visit its site at – http://www.niagaraactionforanimals.org/ .
To read a recent commentary on this issue, posted on Niagara At Large, click on – https://niagaraatlarge.com/2016/09/16/at-long-last-animal-abuse-in-ontario-should-always-and-that-means-always-be-treated-as-a-criminal-offence/ .
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