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e-1135 (Use of animals in research)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Anne Birthistle from North Vancouver, British Columbia, on September 21, 2017, at 4:28 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
Animal experimentation
Animal rights and welfare
Permits and licences
Setting of standards
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Minister of Justice

Whereas:
  • Canada is the only G8 country without federal government inspectors with the power to enforce rules governing animal treatment in testing and research labs;
  • Canada has instead the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) — a body which can only investigate complaints with the co-operation of the research labs, and has never removed certification from any facility, no matter how egregious its violations;
  • The CCAC is also only responsible for publicly funded organizations, leaving animals held at privately held labs, suppliers and teaching facilities completely unprotected; and
  • Until the harmful use of animals in research and testing is eliminated, it is our responsibility to protect these animals from egregious cruelty.
We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the Minister of Justice to protect these animals, to bring Canada in line with other industrialized nations and to require licensing and regulation of all Canadian scientific laboratories, suppliers and teaching centres where animals are held and used.
Saanich—Gulf Islands
Green Party
British Columbia
Petition presented to the House of Commons on March 20, 2018 (Petition No. 421-02168)
Government response tabled on May 3, 2018 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-04)
Open for signature : September 21, 2017, at 4:28 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : January 19, 2018, at 4:28 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
266
British Columbia
2016
Manitoba
94
New Brunswick
31
Newfoundland and Labrador
26
Northwest Territories
3
Nova Scotia
77
Nunavut
1
Ontario
802
Prince Edward Island
13
Quebec
362
Saskatchewan
28
Yukon
5
Other Countries
95
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