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e-1 (Cruelty to animals)

Initiated by Gwendy Williams from Burnaby, British Columbia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled

  • It is our obligation as compassionate Canadians to protect sentient beings in our care from needless cruelty and suffering, and to condone such suffering by doing nothing is immoral.
We, the undersigned, Citizens of Canada, request (or call upon) the Government of Canada to:
1. recognize that the use of electric shocks as a teaching tool is cruel and unnecessary;
2. heed credible world renowned experts and scientific evidence that affirms the use of electric shock collars is abusive and damaging to an animal's physical and emotional well-being; and
3. ban the sale and use of electric shock devices on any pet ensuring in future no person, regardless of background, age, skill, or intention, can readily purchase these torture tools in Canada.
Government response tabled on May 30, 2016 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-41-01)
Open for signature
December 4, 2015, at 3:50 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
April 2, 2016, at 3:50 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Kennedy Stewart (Burnaby South)
April 11, 2016 (Petition No. 421-00139)
Government response tabled
May 30, 2016
Photo - Kennedy Stewart
Burnaby South
New Democratic Party Caucus
British Columbia
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