Friday, February 18, 2022

'This Is Evil': Canadian Government Announces What They Can Do to Protesters' Pets
Leah Barkoukis / Townhall Tipsheet
After announcing the drastic measures that will be taken against Freedom Convoy protesters, the Canadian government said Thursday that the demonstrators’ animals may be confiscated as well.

“Attention animal owners at demonstration: If you are unable to care for your animal as a result of enforcement actions, your animal will [be] placed into protective care for 8 days, at your cost,” the Ottawa By-law account tweeted. “After 8 days, if arrangements are not made, your animal will be considered relinquished.”

If a protester were arrested under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Emergencies Act, for example, and detained for more than eight days, the person’s animal would be taken. The same could be said for an individual who had their bank accounts frozen thanks to the government’s heavy-handed crackdown, and could not care for their animal.

What happens after the animal is “considered relinquished” is uncertain. Read more and see tweets here.

Putin to oversee Russian ‘strategic’ missile drill
AFP / The Kyiv Post 

President Vladimir Putin will on Saturday, Feb. 19,  oversee military drills involving Russian “strategic forces” which will include ballistic and cruise missile launches, the defense ministry said.

News of the drills come as Russia announces the pullback of troops from around Ukraine, a force that had driven concerns in the West — particularly Washington — that Moscow was planning an imminent attack.

Putin will preside over “a planned exercise of strategic deterrence forces… during which ballistic and cruise missiles will be launched,” the defense ministry said Friday.

The air force, units of the southern military district, as well as the northern and Black Sea fleets, would be involved, it said.

The Kremlin told reporters that the launch of ballistic missiles was a “fairly regular training process”.

Today, Friday, February 18th from 7 to 8:00pm EST, RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS Craig Andresen and Diane Sori will discuss the latest on the situation in Ukraine and other important news of the day. Hope you can tune in to RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS on Click 'LISTEN LIVE' starting at 6:50 pm EST with the show beginning at 7pm EST.