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e-718 (Cruelty to animals)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Charlene Myers from Kamloops, British Columbia, on January 10, 2017, at 4:10 p.m. (EDT)
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Crime and criminality
Cruelty to animals
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • Canada's animal protection legislation has not been substantively revised since 1892 and Canada is ranked below some third-world countries when it comes to its animal protection legislation;
  • 92% of Canadians surveyed by Environics Research in June 2015 support "updating the criminal code to make it easier to convict on acts of cruelty to animals";
  • Research confirms that there is a link between animal cruelty and violence toward humans;
  • Bill C-246, the Modernizing Animal Protections Act, was defeated by Parliament on October 5, 2016; and
  • Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould stated after Bill C-246 was defeated that “We all agree animal cruelty is a significant social issue that needs to be addressed. In terms of looking at the animal cruelty provisions in the Code, that’s what I’ve always committed to do and we’re going to follow up on that.”
We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the Minister of Justice to address the significant social issue of animal cruelty by immediately conducting a review of the animal cruelty provisions in the Criminal Code.
Beaches—East York
Liberal
Ontario
Petition presented to the House of Commons on February 7, 2018 (Petition No. 421-02037)
Government response tabled on March 19, 2018 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-14)
Open for signature : January 10, 2017, at 4:10 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : May 10, 2017, at 4:10 p.m. (EDT)
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Alberta
3648
British Columbia
7561
Manitoba
1072
New Brunswick
736
Newfoundland and Labrador
337
Northwest Territories
30
Nova Scotia
739
Nunavut
10
Ontario
11284
Prince Edward Island
193
Quebec
5675
Saskatchewan
673
Yukon
42
Other Countries
201
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