SPCA divided over “no-kill” policy; resignations take place

“I don’t believe in keeping animals in cages for months and months and months. I don’t know where the animals are going to go. It just wouldn’t be possible in that little [SPCA] building and I would hate to see animals refused,” said Debbie Powers, long-time animal protection advocate in St. John’s. A divide forming within animal rights activists over the euthanizing of animals also saw Susan Deir leave her position; Deir was the organization’s manager for 22 years and Powers was its executive director for even longer. Powers said she resigned from the organization because she is not comfortable with the direction it appears to be going, indicating that 16 nominations at the organization’s general meeting from a no-kill centre in the city were an indicator of that direction. What do you think? Should animals be kept alive despite tight funding and space restrictions?

Source: CBC

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