BOOMERBROADcast

Baby Boomer's social commentary on life in OUR sixties for those who rocked life in THE sixties.

Small but important victory

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dog1On July 1st I posted a request for my readers to sign a petition supporting the outlawing of chained dogs in Mississauga, Ontario. The proposed new bylaw was intended to protect helpless animals from being inhumanely subjected to freezing weather or summer heat that could endanger their lives. Well—it passed. And if you were one of those who added her name to the petition, we thank you. Here’s the official word.

Sep 20, 2014 — Thank you so much to all those who helped support dogs who were suffering needlessly outside. As a result of our combined voices the City of Mississauga has amended their by-law. Dogs can no longer be left chained outside for more than 4 hours in any 24 hour period and must not be left outside in any extreme weather alert. It is a small victory which hopefully helps our beloved companions. Everyone of your voices made a difference. Thank you.

And do not hesitate to call the authorities if you see any other instances of animal neglect or abuse. They can’t speak for themselves.

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Author: Lynda Davis

As an early Baby Boomer, born in 1947, it seems to me that as we approach our retirement years, Boomers have gone from being the energy driving our nation to slowly becoming invisible. We risk losing our identity as society remains stubbornly youth-centric. And the irony is that Gen Xers and Ys are not the majority; we are. BOOMERBROADcast is my platform for being the voice of Baby Boomers, women in particular. We've generated a lot of changes over the decades but there's still a long way to go. After a 40-year career in the corporate world, I've taken up expressing the observations and concerns of our generation. Instead of pounding the pavement in my bellbottoms with a cardboard sign, I'm pounding my laptop (I learned to type on a manual typewriter and old habits die hard). If you have issues or concerns you would like voiced or have comments on what I've voiced, I'd love to hear from you. We started breaking the rules in the sixties and now that we're in our sixties it's no time to become complacent. Hope you'll stay tuned and if you like BOOMERBROADcast, share it with your friends. Let's rock n' roll! If you would like to be notified whenever I publish a new posting, click on the little blue box in the lower right of your screen that says +Follow→ Lynda Davis

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