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e-1633 (Cruelty to animals)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Camille Labchuk from Ottawa, Ontario, on April 10, 2018, at 2:13 p.m. (EDT)
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Bestiality
Cruelty to animals
Certified

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • 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  • Canada's anti-bestiality laws are so outdated that the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in 2016 that most sexual abuse of animals is not illegal under existing laws; and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.
Calgary Nose Hill
Conservative
Alberta
Open for signature : April 10, 2018, at 2:13 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : August 8, 2018, at 2:13 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
458
British Columbia
377
Manitoba
82
New Brunswick
39
Newfoundland and Labrador
17
Northwest Territories
3
Nova Scotia
48
Nunavut
3
Ontario
894
Prince Edward Island
15
Quebec
194
Saskatchewan
67
Yukon
5
Other Countries
30
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