Kamis, 24 Februari 2011

What is Oreo's Law?

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Why: Rachel doesn't like Sarah McLachlan because ASPCA doesn't support Oreo's Law, or something.

Answer: It's a 2009 bill introduced by New York State legislators to prevent animals from being killed by shelters when rescue groups offer a lifesaving alternative!

Look at this bummer:
In New York City, a one-year old dog named Oreo was intentionally thrown off a sixth floor Brooklyn roof top by her abuser. Oreo sustained two broken legs and a fractured rib. Oreo also appears to have been beaten in the past—several of the neighbors in the building where Oreo lived reported hearing the sounds of the dog being hit. The ASPCA nursed her back to health and arrested the perpetrator. They also dubbed her the “miracle dog.”

The miracle was short-lived. According to the ASPCA, when Oreo recovered from her injuries, she started to show aggression. After a series of temperament tests, the ASPCA made the decision to kill her. The New York Times reported the story the day before Oreo’s scheduled execution. A sanctuary in New York offered to take Oreo, explaining that they had experience rehabilitating dogs deemed aggressive and offering her lifetime care, including plenty of socialization and walks if the rehabilitation was not successful.

They were ignored, hung up on and lied to. And the ASPCA chose to kill the dog instead. That afternoon, Oreo laid dead, the victim not of her former abuser, but of an overdose of poison from a bottle marked “Fatal-Plus,” at the hands of a shelter bureaucrat.
I mean, I hate picking up dog poop as much as the next girl who never got a dog because she didn't want to pick up dog poop but then accidentally ended up with a dog anyway, but jeez, I would still never throw her off the roof. She would never forgive me. But this apparently happened again just a few weeks later with a dog named Max.

But there are opponents to the law for various reasons, including that Oreo's Law wouldn't have saved Oreo anyway. I don't know.

Source: Yes on Oreo's Law

The More You Know: Some sad New York Statewide survey results:
  • 72% of rescue groups reported being denied animals
  • 71% of rescue groups reported that shelters turned around and killed those animals
  • 43% of rescue groups that have expressed concerns about inhumane conditions they witnessed in NY shelters have been the subject of retaliation
  • 52% of rescue groups who witnessed cruelty and neglect at the shelter did not express or report concerns because they were afraid they would no longer be allowed to rescue
So quit buying your expensive, ugly, and annoying purebred pets from breeders, assholes.

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