SPA Canada is coordinating and
organizing a national capaign against Berger Blanc, concentrated more
specifically in Quebec, and against privately owned pounds that are
We are planning many protests against Berger Blanc and for
profit pounds. Public awareness agents of SPA Canada will be present in
many major Canadian cities,everyday, in order to expose Berger Blanc's
cruelty and the many scandals of for-profit pounds. Our organization
will also be collecting petitions agains privately owned for-profit
is an excellent and easy way to take direct action on behalf of the
animal martyrs of Berger Blanc; it will only take a few minutes of your
We will be sending emails, in massive numbers, a municipal
administration complicit in animal cruelty in order to demand the
return of the sculpture, Gerald Ironhands; a piece art that shows the
apathy of the Tremblay administration with regards to the management of
Please share massively in order to make this cyber-tempest a veritable tornado!WHEN
: Wednesday, June 27th 2012, from 9am to 4pmOBJECTIVES OF THE OPERATION:
INFLUENTIAL PERSONS TO JOINT BY EMAIL IN THE CITY OF MONTREAL, in order of importance :
- Demand that the city put the symbolic sculpture, Gerald Ironhands, back in its place in the entrance of City Hall.
- Demand the establishment of a public pound in Montreal.
- Increase the pressure to counter the apathy and inaction of the city of Montreal with regards to the Berger Blanc file.
Gérald Tremblay - Mayor
Darren Becker - Press officer, mayor’s Cabinet and executive committee
Martine Painchaud - Press officer, mayor’s Cabinet and executive committee
Ariane Lareau - Press officer and communications advisor
On Thursday, April 19th, under the impotent surveillance of the building’s security, SPA Canada
infiltrated Montreal’s City Hall with a piece by sculpture artist Tony Fortin as a form of protest against
the mayor’s apathy with regards to the public pound file.
This work, of a minimal value of $5000, was given to the Tremblay administration to mark the first
anniversary of the broadcast of the horrific scenes documented during SPA Canada’s investigation of Berger Blanc.
Despite the conditions imposed at the time of the donation, Gerald Tremblay decided to remove this
symbol of the deficient practices he implicitly condones.
Which is why SPA Canada and the citizens of Montreal demand that their municipal leaders recognize
own inaction by re-exposing the work of art, a tribute to the memory of
the 25 000 animals killed at Berger Blanc each year.
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posters and flyers
April 19 2012
Press release: Press conference - Gerald
Iron Hands. An artist highlights the inaction of the Tremblay’s
administration in the Berger Blanc case.
Mars 27 2012
Press release – Upcoming National
Demonstration Against Berger Blanc
January 31 2012
Press release - SPA Canada forces pet
products retailer Mondou to break its ties with Berger Blanc.
January 13 2012
Press release - SPA Canada demands public
apology from the Mayor of Epiphanie
December 14 2011
Press release - Major disappointment for SPA
Canada and for Quebec pets
November 25, 2011
Press Release - Owners of Outaouais puppy
mill Paws R Us plead guilty to accusations of animal cruelty
October 28, 2011
Press Release - Demo in front of Jean
Charest' office on October 30, 2011
September 18, 2011
Press Release - March to Jean Charest'
office on September 24, 2011
Canada's reaction to Puppymill shut down in Outaouais
August 26, 2011
Press Release - MAPAQ Recommendations from
SPA Canada on MAPAQ's draft Regulation. (french)
June 18th, 2011
in 5 cities (french)
June 14th, 2011
Release - Le SPCM de Ste-Adèle: le directeur accusé au criminel de
cruauté envers les animaux. (french)
May 28th, 2011
Protest in 9 cities
May 13th, 2011
in Montreal and Quebec
April 23rd, 2011
April 22nd, 2011
In summary, the campaign of SPA Canada against Berger Blanc
- Signing of petitions;
- Protests and boycotts against companies that profit from
- Bringing awareness to our politicians in order to legislate
against Berger Blanc and privately owned for profit pounds.