A rat helped by the no kill Coquitlam Animal Shelter
As I have been researching no kill animal shelters across Canada, I was happy to learn of many more no kill shelters than I had imagined. There is truly a movement of compassion that is growing.
Paul Strickland interviewed me for this Sept. 26, 1995 article in the Prince George Citizen.
There has been a lot of talk lately about sexual harassment. The concept wasn’t well known until 1991, when Anita Hill testified about her experience. Clarence Thomas had been recommended for the U.S. Supreme Court, which requires public hearings for candidates. Anita Hill was unflappable during days of intense grilling, as she described persistent unwanted sexual advances and sexual comments while working for Thomas. Many people didn’t believe her. I did. I watched the televised hearings hungry for any insights that might put into perspective what had happened to me.
Irene Plett is a writer, poet and animal lover living in South Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.