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e-1633 (Cruelty to animals)

Initiated by Camille Labchuk from Ottawa, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • Animals are vulnerable beings who deserve strong legal protections;
  • Animal protection is a serious issue of moral concern, and Canadians care deeply about protecting animals from cruelty, including sexual abuse;
  • Canada's anti-bestiality laws are so outdated that the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in 2016 that most sexual abuse of animals is not illegal under existing laws; and
  • Parliament's failure to update Canadian laws in response to the Supreme Court ruling has left animals vulnerable to sickening sexual abuse.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to update the Criminal Code anti-bestiality provisions to ensure animals are protected from all forms of sexual abuse.
Government response tabled on December 7, 2018 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-41-18)
Open for signature
April 10, 2018, at 2:13 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
August 8, 2018, at 2:13 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Michelle Rempel (Calgary Nose Hill)
October 29, 2018 (Petition No. 421-02827)
Government response tabled
December 7, 2018
Photo - Michelle Rempel
Calgary Nose Hill
Conservative Caucus
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