Last week a Memphis city council committee voted to accept a proposed 10.6% pay raise for employees at the city pound. The proposal includes an incentive for killing animals by paying workers who kill a higher wage than those who don’t. MAS already had this financial incentive in place but the union representing the employees made sure it was preserved in the new salary increase proposal. Committee members Harold Collins and Joe Brown voted for the pay raise while Jim Strickland voted against it.
Are there any animal advocates who are politically active and involved with the city council in Memphis? The pets at MAS really need a voice in government. Right now, all they have is the employee union speaking to the city council.
The Memphis pound had a 50% kill rate in 2014.
(Thank you Clarice for the link and to the reader who sent me the photo from Facebook.)