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e-167 (Cruelty to animals)

Initiated by Annelise Sorg from Vancouver, British Columbia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons

  • Whales and dolphins are intelligent, social, and roaming creatures;
  • Scientific evidence shows that they suffer unjustifiably when kept in display tanks; and
  • The practice of keeping them in display tanks is plainly cruel.
We, the undersigned, citizens or residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to expeditiously pass Bill S-203, Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act, tabled in the Senate by Senator Wilfred Moore, when the bill reaches the House of Commons. Please do the right thing and support this evidence-based policy.
Government response tabled on December 7, 2016 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-41-06)
Open for signature
February 19, 2016, at 3:16 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
June 18, 2016, at 3:16 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Elizabeth May (Saanich—Gulf Islands)
October 24, 2016 (Petition No. 421-00797)
Government response tabled
December 7, 2016
Photo - Elizabeth May
Saanich—Gulf Islands
Green Party Caucus
British Columbia
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