And then we have the NS SPCA - the only organization in the province empowered to enforce the Animal Cruelty and Prevention Act - who knows that this woman is operating - quite openly - her business is registered at the Joint Registry of Stocks - and her customers who have puppies die - go to the SPCA to complain - so they have their stories - and she continues to operate.
And how does this happen? There is no one in this province BUT the SPCA who can shut her down. And yet they haven't. People can say that we are being unfairly critical of that organization - but how can we not be when we see shit like this continue to go on unabated - and Gail Benoit practically thumb her nose at that organization and the public as well?
And then at the end of August the NS SPCA puts out a press release in response to the Benoit situation where they said in part -
"the Nova Scotia SPCA strongly encourages people to adopt from their local SPCA,
veterinary clinic or retail satellite adoption centre, as the responsible alternative to purchasing pets from pet stores that do not partner with the SPCA or roadside brokers and backyard breeders."
Now THAT'S really strongly wording and warning the public, isn't it.... STRONGLY ENCOURAGES... I'm really scared of people like Gail Benoit after reading stuff like that....
I think that the cruelty enforcement aspect of the NS SPCA has become a complete farce - and people like Gail Benoit really do have full ability to do whatever they want to do in this province.
And Kijiji is also allowed to do whatever it wants too - I don't think Kijiji should be able to get away scot free either - that web site should also not be posting live animals - and allowing people to do it anonymously with no repurcussions. That is also completely disgusting and unacceptable.