walk in memory for the 100 dogs in Whistler who were killed last year - and almost 100 people and their dogs showed up - a fabulous turn out I'd say on a weekend when there was a kennel club show and the Canada Games going on at the same time!
CBC did a little write up - which is at the bottom of this post -
If you feel moved enough to print out your own copy of the petition to have signatures filled out and pass it in - you can print a copy out at http://markholland.liberal.ca/files/2010/07/petition_AnimalCruelty_2011.pdf - and follow the directions there.
The CBC news article -
Halifax dog owners walk against cruelty
About 100 dog owners gathered on the Halifax Common on Sunday to show their support for the 100 dogs that were ordered killed by a Whistler, B.C., business operator almost a year ago.
The dog owners circled the Common, a very public spot, with hundreds of people attending events at the Canada Games speedskating oval.
Last year in Whistler, a sled-dog company destroyed 100 dogs after demand for its dog-sledding business dropped when the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games ended.
"It's in memory of the dogs but more importantly to raise awareness against animal cruelty and to hopefully get the laws changed so that something like that won't happen again," said Kim Stoodley, one of the walk's organizers.
Walks were being held in other parts of the country as well, and more are scheduled for next week.
Christine Greening, who helped organize the Halifax walk, was impressed with how quickly people gave their support to the cause.
"Animals are individuals too, they're just not human," Greening said. "So when they don't have the voice and education that we have to make this change, we have to do it for them. That's just the bottom line."
All of the dogs in the walk wore red ribbons in memory of the slain huskies.