Friday, October 31, 2014

Mercy for Animals downsizing

Mercy for Animals – Canada – has tweeted that it is “downsizing”.

In fact, it is closing its office for Canada in Toronto and apparently plans to do everything for North America from its U.S. headquarters.

The closure in Canada will, no doubt, come as welcome news to Canada’s livestock and poultry farmers, but not animal welfare activists.

Mercy for Animals has captured national news media attention for underground videos depicting cruelty at Chilliwack Cattle Sales, the largest dairy farm in British Columbia and Canada, at an Ontario farm raising turkeys for Hybrid Turkeys of Kitchener, at a hatchery at Hanover, Ont., and at a hog farm in Manitoba.

In several cases, the news media exposure prompted fulsome apologies by the owners and promises to better train and manage staff.