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e-1 (Cruelty to animals)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Gwendy Williams from Burnaby, British Columbia, on December 4, 2015, at 3:50 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
Animal training
Ban
Cruelty to animals
Electric shock devices
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled

Whereas:
  • 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.
Burnaby South
NDP
British Columbia
Petition presented to the House of Commons on April 11, 2016 (Petition No. 421-00139)
Government response tabled on May 30, 2016 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-01)
Open for signature : December 4, 2015, at 3:50 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : April 2, 2016, at 3:50 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
422
British Columbia
1630
Manitoba
119
New Brunswick
58
Newfoundland and Labrador
52
Northwest Territories
10
Nova Scotia
251
Ontario
1717
Prince Edward Island
58
Quebec
961
Saskatchewan
83
Yukon
6
Other Countries
54
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