NO. Do not drink the kool aid. If the bureacracy, or even the LAW, is such that it promotes killing before a chance at life, then it should be changed. You don't just give up and hide behind the "well that's just how it is" argument. No. Think. Make it right. Make this a community that makes the change to a more humane process. Why wouldn't you want to do that?
Please review the video of the Mayor stating 2 YEARS ago that the animals at MAS will be treated humanely. I guess that doesn't include being given every chance at life. When will Memphis join this century and at least explore ways to build our society into a positive place? Instead of settling for this type of bureacracy which finds killing easier than trying to find more options for innocent pets.
Video where mayor says he will be eternally vigilant, and promises animals will be treated humanely:
We cannot ignore the fact that the shelter is high kill. As long as that is the case, we will continue to ask for sedation for all animals about the be killed.
As a community, we will not stop asking for the cameras. There's no other way to monitor the space where the euthanasias take place. This has already been proven to be a temptation for abusers and criminals, having free rein in the shelter. The cameras are needed. And if the euthanasias are being done humanely, the cameras will bear that out as well.
Tuesday night!! Wag Along Tuesdays at the shelter. Meet us at 5:30pm at Memphis Animal Services. Bring a camera, or treats, or a friend. We can't wait to meet you! Can you come tonight?
Why drop the whole case? There was enough evidence to bring to trial, according to the Grand Jury. And no comment from the Mayor? No accountability and politics as usual!
Thank you, Bianca, for covering the rally. Our community can surely find a vet to work for 87K a year who won't ignore the suffering of an animal in her care. I know there are lots of dogs there. I know they are busy. But a dog with an embedded collar is surely in pain and should be able to be treated within a reasonable amount of time. That is not too much to ask from a city-tax paid, medical professional employee. Mr. Mayor has made no comment? We see how he keeps his promise of worst to first.
Please continue to cover this issue in the media. We need everyone in the community to bring pressure on the mayor to remember his promise, "worst to first". We are ready!
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