Suggested wording for Metro Louisville Council Resolution to officially acknowledge lack of commitment to No Kill and contentment with continued killing (based on the original No Kill resolution)…
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Suggested wording for a Louisville Metro Council resolution to official acknowledge the city’s lack of commitment to no-kill efforts and contentment with continued and unnecessary killing:
WHEREAS, the humane treatment and compassion for animals is a quality of life issue in our community; and
WHEREAS, NO KILL is a reality in many cities and counties nationwide; and
WHEREAS, the NO KILL philosophy rejects euthanasia as a means of population control; and
WHEREAS, NO KILL is defined as animals are only euthanized if they are too sick or seriously injured to be treated humanely or deemed to be too dangerous to be suitable for adoption; and
WHEREAS, Metro Louisville has taken no effective action and made no improvements since the passage of the original resolution (R-219-08-10) recommending that Metro Louisville adopt the No Kill philosophy and work together to reach the goal, and Metro Louisville continues to kill over 50% of all animals it takes in to its facilities even when they are healthy and suitable for adoption, and No Kill Louisville and rescue groups are content to pour in money and time without making any impact on the kill rate, and we’re all sick of hearing about it and have no intention of actually achieving the NO KILL goal;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1. The Council rescinds its support for the NO KILL philosophy and desires Metro Louisville to continue killing the majority of animals that come in to its shelter.
SECTION 2. The Council recommends that Louisville Metro Animal Services and local animal welfare groups continue with business as usual.
SECTION 3. That this Resolution shall take effect upon its passage and approval.
Sounds like a good idea to us.