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e-1774 (Correctional facilities)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Calvin Neufeld from Perth, Ontario, on July 9, 2018, at 2:26 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
Animals
Criminal rehabilitation
Joyceville Institution
Prison farms
Certified

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • Correctional Service Canada has a mandate to provide effective rehabilitation and reintegration programming for prisoners;
  • Prisoner rehabilitation should not involve sexual or physical violence;
  • Joyceville Institution is establishing a dairy operation which will involve prisoners inseminating animals and assisting in the slaughter process;
  • Violence towards animals will put prisoners at risk of trauma and emotional dissonance;
  • Prisoners at Joyceville Institution have voted against a dairy program and in favour of plant-based agriculture and a sanctuary model of animal therapy;
  • Animal agriculture is not a model of animal therapy;
  • Prison programs should not be used to advance commercial interests;
  • Milk from the prison program will reportedly go to the Feihe International infant formula factory where it will be processed and shipped to China;
  • The government is committed to implementing evidence-based practices and policies;
  • Research finds that even the lowest impact meat and dairy products cause much more environmental harm than the least sustainable plant products; and
  • Prison farms should uphold justice in relation to prisoners, animals, and the environment.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to:
1) overturn the decision to establish prison dairy operations;
2) establish prison farms that prioritize ecological sensitivity and climate change solutions; and
3) prevent use of animals in rehabilitation programs except under sanctuary or animal therapy models.
Saanich—Gulf Islands
Green Party
British Columbia
Open for signature : July 9, 2018, at 2:26 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : November 6, 2018, at 2:26 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
95
British Columbia
163
Manitoba
25
New Brunswick
16
Newfoundland and Labrador
6
Northwest Territories
1
Nova Scotia
23
Nunavut
1
Ontario
653
Prince Edward Island
6
Quebec
188
Saskatchewan
2
Yukon
3
Other Countries
6
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