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e-1018 (Use of animals in research)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Rhonda Zabinsky from Vancouver, British Columbia, on April 6, 2017, at 11:44 a.m. (EDT)
keywords
Animal experimentation
Animal rights and welfare
Canadian Council on Animal Care
Conflict of interest
Inquiries and public inquiries
ITR Laboratories Canada Inc.
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled

Whereas:
  • The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC), which receives the majority of its funding from the Canadian government, has an inherent conflict of interest by also receiving funding from those that they investigate;
  • Self-governing and self-policing by the CCAC is not working sufficiently as far as it relates to animal lab testing facilities; and
  • The vast majority of Canadians oppose cruel and inhumane practices against animals.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to:
1. Become an animal testing free Country by 2020;
2. Ensure that existing and future animals in labs be released alive and in good health instead of being euthanized until animal testing is phased out by 2020;
3. Ensure that ITR Labs of Montreal is independently investigated for violation of Canada Council on Animal Care guidelines; and
4. Fully fund the CCAC to prevent conflicts of interest and make the CCAC fully accountable to the Canadian government.
Vancouver Kingsway
NDP
British Columbia
Petition presented to the House of Commons on October 18, 2017 (Petition No. 421-01715)
Government response tabled on November 30, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-03)
Open for signature : April 6, 2017, at 11:44 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : August 4, 2017, at 11:44 a.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
598
British Columbia
614
Manitoba
114
New Brunswick
69
Newfoundland and Labrador
63
Nova Scotia
315
Nunavut
2
Ontario
1452
Prince Edward Island
27
Quebec
679
Saskatchewan
81
Yukon
1
Other Countries
88
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