National Coalition For Best Practices for Show Animals Steering Committee
Monday, 07 April 2008 19:00

As you may be aware, I've been invited to join the National Coalition For Best Practices for Show Animals Steering Committee. This organization is overseen by The Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibitions (C.A.F.E).

If you haven't heard, there is a Bylaw in front of the Markham Town Council which would effectively eliminate an abundance of activities involving animals: Show Jumping, Racing, Cattle Showing, Rodeo, and more.

The Coalition's short-term goal is to overcome this objective, with a long-term goal of creating materials and assorted workshops to efficiently address issues like Markham's in the future.

In the interim, the Coalition needs your help.

We're asking for Support letters from anyone that would be affected by this bylaw.

To read more about the Coalition and the Bylaw in question, visit:

At that site, you can also download the support letter, however, we?ve created a more efficient and simplified way for you to voice your encouragement and support.

Click to: to fill out a support letter in a matter of seconds. Simply fill out your contact information, and the Support Letter will be written and submitted for you, and within a fraction of a second, you?ll have a copy in your e-mail.

We need these letters ASAP, so, if you could find a minute or two before April 14th, that would be greatly appreciated.

Also, feel free to forward this to anyone else you think could be affected by an impending bylaw such as this... we want Town Council to know that not only do we care about our own Animals, but we care about all animals involved in Show, and are vocal in our cause!

That link again is:

Thanks in advance,