Change animal cruelty laws in the province of Manitoba
  • Petitioning Honorable Greg Seligner

This petition will be delivered to:

Premier of Manitoba
Honorable Greg Seligner

Change animal cruelty laws in the province of Manitoba

    1. Petition by

      No Animal Left Behind

Concern for animal welfare has become paramount with better social education and “shock” posting on social media. Along with these concerns, the current Animal Care Act has come under scrutiny of concerned citizens. Persons with pets view these four-legged friends more as family members than “property.”

In June of 2013, NO ANIMAL LEFT BEHIND was created. We stand behind the betterment of our laws and continually improving the lives of those without a voice within the Province of Manitoba. Our current goals are to change the wording within the current Animal Care Act to:

1.      Change 2(1), (a) of the Animal Care Act from “shall ensure that the animal has an adequate source of food and water” to “shall ensure that the animal has an adequate source of FRESH food and FRESH water” as stagnant water and moldy food has been considered an adequate source.

2.      Create transparency with regards to investigations and how they are conducted. To ensure that proper records are kept as to living conditions and body condition of the animals so that a secondary review may be conducted or a citizen may request records for an independent review. At present, citizens must wait to see if a news release is given into the status of a case.

3.      Creating transparency with regards to the required background education and/or training of an Animal Protection Officer. Currently, these are not searchable on any public database.

4.      Changing the current classification of Horses from commercial animals to companion animals. The majority of horses within the Province of Manitoba are kept as pets or working animals, with the exception of PMU (pregnant mare urine) farms where they are used for the collection of an animal by-product.

We will continue to work towards future changes to the Animal Care Act to ensure that the health and welfare of animals is met with more than just a minimum standard of care, as well as working with local partnerships to ensure that the goals are attainable.

NO ANIMAL LEFT BEHIND will continue to advocate for but not limit to: Mental Health Evaluations in cases of hoarding. Background education/training for Animal Protection Officers to include but not limit to: animal behaviorist, veterinarian/vet technician, criminology, social work, animal first aid, also making photo-documenting mandatory within any and all investigations.

Now is the time to act. By signing this petition, you are helping to support strengthen Animal Protection Laws within Manitoba, thereby making it a safer place for our pets to live. Animal Welfare laws have never been at the forefront as often as they have in the last 5 years. Help us by being that voice for the voiceless.

The People of Manitoba want their voices heard. We are committed to making this Province a better place for our pets!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your support!


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    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. Added a new recipient

      I have added Premier Greg Selinger to the petition so that this goes to him personally.

    3. 50 Signatures so far

      We're off to a great start. Thank you to all of our supporters. With your help we will make this happen! Thank you!

    4. Reached 50 signatures
    5. Start of our petition

      Today, August 16/13, our petition was given the green light for circulation. We hope that you will help support us by signing this petition. Even though we are unable to present online petitions in Legislature, we will be using this as a support for our paper petition.

      Thank you so much for your support. We could not do it without your help.


    Reasons for signing

    • Jane Marko TORONTO, CANADA
      • 3 months ago

      Cruelty toward animals in the name of meat/leather etc is no longer acceptable in our society

    • cindy rioux GIMLI, CANADA
      • 4 months ago

      Animal cruelty and its promotors must be stopped!

    • Waltraud Usahanun VIENNA, AUSTRIA
      • 4 months ago

      People need to vote unacting authorities acting irresponsibly to future generations and living creatures out of occupations once and for all!

    • Phillip Newhouse SPALDING, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 5 months ago

      I am a Trustee of an animal welfare charity in England, and we must all work together to ensure that international standards of animal welfare are high and are rigourously enforced.

      • 5 months ago

      Too long, animals have been mistreated for the benefit of human consumption. Treat these animals, and pass this law!


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