Animal Groups Protesting
Subject: sane animal groups protesting
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Betrayed citizens who care about animals and honest government will take to the streets on Wednesday, November 2 to demand that Mayor Villaraigosa keep his campaign promise to remove Guerdon Stuckey as General Manager of the Department of Animal Services.
When Antonio Villaraigosa arrives at Micheltorena Elementary School to swear in officers of the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council on Wednesday evening, he will be greeted by voters who refuse to forget what the Mayor promised in January, 2005. The Mayor is scheduled to appear at 7 p.m.
In a speech given before hundreds of animal-loving Los Angeles residents in on January 5, 2005, and which is now playing on the internet at <http://www.doggytv.com/mayoral_candidates.htm>, Villaraigosa vowed that when he becomes Mayor, "Guerdon Stuckey will not be the General Manager of Los Angeles Animal Services." Despite strong evidence that Stuckey is totally unqualified to manage the six city animal shelters and mounting negative publicity of the Department since Stuckey was hired as General Manager, the Mayor has refused to honor his promise to remove Stuckey.
"The Mayor made clear promises to get votes. He said he would remove Mr. Stuckey, that he would hire "the best and the brightest" City Managers, that he would listen to what people want, and that he would solve problems," noted a key L.A. Animal Services volunteer. "Mayor Villaraigosa's refusal to remove Mr. Stuckey, who has proven himself unable to resolve the huge
problems at Animal Services, shows that the Mayor is meeting none of those promises to voters."
A long-time humane volunteer said, "Mr. Stuckey has failed to do anything to improve care for the animals or reduce euthanasia at our City shelters. L.A. City shelters kill more than 40,000 animals every year, and the kill rate gets no better with Mr. Stuckey in charge. Keeping Mr. Stuckey is bad government, and shows the Mayor cannot be relied on to keep his promises."
This all-legal and peaceful protest is designed to show the Mayor that mainstream, law-abiding voters do care about doing the right thing for animals, do want City problems solved, and do want elected politicians to keep their promises to voters.