Berger Blanc has blood on their hands– Enquete report reveals animal cruelty

A dog at Berger Blanc captured by hidden camera on Enquete. Animals are euthanized on the floor, by unskilled workers without analgesics

Never have I been so shocked after watching a hidden-camera investigative report on television.

Yes, I’ve seen elephants being brutally domesticated in Thailand and savage seal hunt tactics, but never have I seen something like this.

Radio-Canada’s investigative television show, Enquete, went undercover and entered deep inside Le Berger Blanc to reveal some of the most atrocious abuse of animals I’ve ever seen. The privately-run, Montreal animal shelter is used by 10 Montreal boroughs to control the animal population. But what Enquete discovered was that the Berger Blanc is more like a death chamber than the local SPCA. Cats and dogs are brought there when lost, but few return to their owners (less than 40 per cent of dogs, almost no cats returned to owners).

Worse yet, the Berger Blanc claims to euthanize the animals respectfully,  giving analgesics to ease the pain , in the hands of a veterinarian. None of which is the true. The cats and dogs are killed at the hand of unskilled employees, who give the animals lethal injections without analgesics, letting them die slowly and painfully on the floor or in their cages. The Enquete report shows cats leaping across their cages, screaming in pain, sometimes tumbling across the floor until the poison has set in.

The animals are then dragged out to garbage bins outback, that are then stored in a large fridge.

This is beyond cruelty, it is torture.

In response to the report and a protest held in Montreal on April 23, 2011, Agriculture Minister Pierre Corbeil has asked departmental inspectors to look into alleged inhumane practices in euthanizing abandoned pets. In Montreal, the city says it will ask inspectors to increase the number of spot checks at the pound on Henri Bourassa Blvd.

This isn’t enough. Obviously, inspecting the place hasn’t worked, as inspectors have frequented Le Berger Blanc and not seen anything the matter. Either they are blind, woefully ignorant or complicit in animal torture.  Laws need to be changed in Quebec, not just regarding animal control but animal rights. Quebec has puppy mills and idiots who torture and kill their own animals and get off with a mere fine. Animals need rights in the province and in this country and it’s high time we take a stand.

The first step is to sign the petition floating around online thanks to the Humane Society International/Canada, which is demanding effective, more humane animal control services. .
Next step is to start emailing city councilors who are employing Le Berger Blanc. Email them directly and let them know how you feel. The bouroughs that employ Le Berger Blanc are: Cote-Des-Neige, NDG, Anjou, Montreal East, the Plateau, Rivieres des Prairies, Rosemont and St-Leonard. A list of email addresses can be found here.

On tomorrow’s show: Sunday Nov 21,2010

Posted On November 20, 2010

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A really great show tomorrow

at 9:30 am  director Marti Maraden of the Segal Centre’s Blithe Spirit joins me to talk about the new adaptation opening this week

10 am Jamie Carter of the Queer Youth Advisory Board in Mississippi talks about how he is working to make LGBT kids feel accepted in school


Dont miss a minute of it

Sunny Side Up from 9 to 10:30 am on CJLO 1690 AM  or or free on iTunes!




Shaving his legs to play an 11-year-old

Posted On November 8, 2010

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It was great having Jade Hassoune from Geordie Production’s For Art’s Sake on my show this weekend. He did mention a few interesting thing in his interview:

1) playing an 11-year-old isnt as easy as it appears ( he had to shave his legs for the role!)

2) Its actually more rewarding to speak to the puppets than be the puppeteer

3) Best. Set. Ever.

Enjoy the interview below;

Robert Munsch on cocaine; he really is a drug addict

Holy Shit!

Robert Munsch is a drug addict ( well, one in recovery at least). But seriously, the guy who wrote Love You Forever and Thomas’ Snowsuit snorted cocaine for 25 years?

Apparently his family has been aware of his addiction as well as his obsessive-compulsive and manic-depressive condition.

Munsch revealed in a Global Tv interview that he’s been going to 12-step recovery, and hes been clean of drugs and alcohol for four months.

I wonder if his next book will address his issues. Possible titles: Higher than a Kite, Hide the Bong! and my personal favorite, a re-imaging of the classic White Christmas.


Alright, so if you’ve missed some episodes, you can always catch them on youtube at

But here are some of our best bits from the past little while:

1)We dissected Ann Coulter’s appearance at a Canadian university. Was she funny or offensive? Free speech of hate speech?

2)We tackled the tough niqab debate- when has reasonable accommodation gone too far?

The incident: an Egyptian immigrant taking specialized classes in college, refuses to show her face to the class while giving an oral presentation, and during a seperate group discussion, asks three male students to turn around and not face her.

3) We spoke about Constance McMillen, a Mississippi girl excluded from her high school prom because she wanted to bring her girlfriend. Why is acceptance of gays so difficult in America ? Is it Obama’s fault?

New Episode! Jan. 26 2010

It’s been a while since We’ve posted a show on the blog (although we have been going live almost every Tuesday at 10 a.m on CJLO 1690 AM)

So last Jan. 26 was a day of HOT TOPICS…and let me tell you things got hot

We spoke about:

1)A Toronto MP who slammed the Minister of Immigration for visiting Auschwitz instead of Haiti
2) Poor Vegans giving their small income to Haiti relief. Should the poor give to the poor?
3) Kim visited NY and met her idol… erm… her idol’s sister.

4) Diane Sawyer’s awkward kiss with President Obama
5) Obama’s politics; where is the change at?
6) CTV’s Canada AM is just not up to snuff

Sunny Side Up Christmas Episode!

Ok, so we spoke more about marijuana than mistletoe, but we were still in holiday spirits!

Other topics include:

1)Perverted Santa: some of them are sex offenders

2) Tiger Woods fatigue, have you had enough?

3)Kim’s Christmas tips on staying thin

5)Legalizing prostitution; hookers have invaded Hochelga-Maisonneuve

And More Merry Topics!

The Christmas Card that Shocked the Nation

Posted On December 20, 2009

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Two guys and a dog, right?

Is  this photo really that offensive?

Well, appearantly to some Canadians it is. The Globe and Mail  had to shut down their comments section after many people wrote derogatory remarks. The Toronto Star was so concerned about biggoted comments that they disabled comments before they even posted the story accompaning this photo.

Find out why people have such a strong reaction to this photo on Tuesdays show at 10 a.m.

You can listen to Sunny Side Up live on 1690 AM  or at The podcasts will also be posted here later in the week.

Sunny Side up this week!

Here is this week’s show.

This week, we spoke about;

1) Concordia by-elections and newly imposed fee levys
2) Kim’s encounter with Obama
3) Tiger woods and Adam’s secret scoop on the gossip
4)Chelsea Clinton gets engaged, but her father-in-law is a ex-convict

and much much more!

Remember to tune in Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. to hear Sunny Side Up w/ Adam & Kim live on CJLO 1690 AM

What you missed on today’s show!

We spoke about :

~ The fee levy increase at Concordia for CuTV(9 cents/credit) and the Concordia Library( $1/credit)

~Sarah Palin‘s book sells well, but not as well as Bill Clinton’s memoir

~ Charles Manson’s long lost son

~Regis and Oprah leaving thier daytime talk shows

~Stephane Dion’s wife posts her opinion on her facebook ( and gets taken down by the liberal party)

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