Haven't quite finished this one yet but here's a start. This Bill Bruce guy isn't a "No Kill'er" at least, that's about the only good thing about him. Seems that pet rats are immediately euthanized in Calgary under his program. Does this apply to other pets outside of the typical dogs and cats? Why not be able to have a pet rat? If nothing else, require that pet rats be altered, then if they escape at least they can't reproduce.
In a very recent news article it states that there are 105,000 dogs and 48,000 cats licensed in Calgary. The Los Angeles County and City handled more than that every year coming through their shelters. So Calgary is small potatoes in regards to true experience in handling the problems of pet overpopulation. I'd like to see what his bullshit would accomplish in a place like LA.
But in researching I find that he has to be in league with the devil/breeders. Seems that the majority of his "speaking" engagements have been solicited by the breeding community. That's enough to say that this man is one that you avoid at any cost.
The breeder forums talk about how there are no fencing requirements in Calgary and they love that. Means less money and work for those who breed. Would be interesting to see how many dead animals they have to pick up from the streets.
Another disturbing thing is that bite cases are not recorded by breed. Sounds like he is covering the pit nutters there in order to avoid BSL.
The breeder forums talk about how there are no anti-tethering requirements in Calgary. Can anyone say pit bulls? Can anyone say inhumane?
And no pet limit law. Oh boy, just the thought of having a dozen or more untethering, unrestricted pit bulls running around the neighborhood is enough to make one want to move to a deserted island. Not to mention those who will go overboard and can't afford to take proper care of the animals. Pet limit laws are to protect pets. Studies have shown the more pets a person has, the less likely they received medical attention. So again, this supports inhumane practices.
And if low license fees with hardly any differential between altered and unaltered is what he pushes is again in favor of the breeders, not the general public. Experience shows that a differential in licensing fees means more animals being altered, which is a good thing for everyone, including the pets. It does not mean people will turn their pets into the shelters as the "No Kill'ers" would have you believe.
All in all, Bill Bruce is the next "devil in disguise" to the animals in this country. I'm all for building a wall around Calgary to prevent this man from joining in on the destruction of our pets in this country. You really only need to know one thing, anything good for breeders is bad for us and Bill Bruce is the darling of the breeders. "Nuff said.