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Canada's anti-bestiality laws are so outdated that the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in 2016 that most sexual abuse of animals is not illegal under existing laws; and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.
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