Quebec: Improve police protocol for humane handling of injured wildlife & citizens assisting
  • Petitioned Stéphane Bergeron

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Ministre de la Sécurité publique et Ministre responsable de la région de l'Outaouais
Stéphane Bergeron

Quebec: Improve police protocol for humane handling of injured wildlife & citizens assisting

    1. Greg Searle
    2. Petition by

      Greg Searle

      Old Chelsea, Canada

Please help! We've started a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for one of only two permitted wildlife sanctuaries in Western Quebec. They are forced to keep a low profile, because they do not have the resources to treat all the injured animals in our region. Contributions will go towards helping the sanctuary accept more wounded animals. To avoid the police shooting more animals that might be rehabilitated we need somewhere for them to go in Western Quebec! http://igg.me/at/sanctuary-vs-police-killing-fawns/

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This petition is intended to avoid future incidents like that of September 9, when my wife was threatened with arrest as she tried to find veterinarian care for a fawn injured in a road accident in Chelsea, Quebec. The family later learned that if the police officer in question hadn't shot the fawn, a local permitted sanctuary would have arrived to evaluate the deer. They would then have been able to either rehabilitate it, or euthanize it humanely. 

This petition calls for: 

1. Improvements to the Quebec police’s protocol for handling injured wildlife. Officers should understand that gunshot euthanasia in the field should be an absolute last resort to be used only when the animal is in clear hopeless condition and in agonal pain and suffering. If that is not clearly the case, the animal should be transported immediately to appropriate medical care for determination of a course of treatment. 

2. Training to be provided to police officers to have them assist, rather than threaten, local citizens who may be attempting to help an injured animal and/or find it veterinarian care.

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    • Jeanie Scott MIDLAND, CANADA
      • about 1 month ago

      This is really important work. I've seen what is done with wildlife and its horrible. Goodluck.

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    • Aida Aguilar WOODBRIDGE, CANADA
      • about 1 month ago

      I will never forget when my own father killed a street dog who got hit by car, 30 yrs ago, back in our 3rd world country...I cant believe this practice it is in a 1st world country like Canada...this OLD PRACTICE NEEDS TO END and people needs to ACT HUMANLY and do their best to SAVE the deer or other injured animals.

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    • Tanya Stergiou TORONTO, CANADA
      • about 1 month ago

      Down with police cruelty! They don't use brains nor their hearts in their decision making. Such people should be charged with criminal offense for cruelty to animals and failure to offer an appropriate care!!

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    • liu wai ling N.T., HONG KONG
      • 2 months ago

      Please Quebec improve police protocol for humane handling of injured wildlife & citizens assisting ,

      Please help , we 've started a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for one of only two permitted wildlife sanctuaries in Western Quebec , They are forced to keep a low profile , because they do not have resources to threat all the injured animals in our region , Contributions will go towards helping the sanctuary accept more wounded animals , To avoid the police shooting more animals that might be rehabilitated , we need somewhere for them to go in Western Quebec , The family later learned that if the police officer in question , hadn't shot the fawn , a local permitted sanctuary would have arrived to evaluate the deer , They would then have been able to either rehabilitate it , or euthanize it humanely ,

      Improvements to the Quebec police 's protocol for handling injured wildlife , Officers should understand that gunshot euthanasia in the field should be an absolute last resort to be used only when the animals is in clear hopeless

      condition and in agonal pain and suffering , the animal should be transported immediately to appropriate medical care for determination of a course of treatment , training to be provided to police officers to have them assist rather than threaten local citizens who may be attempting to help an injured animals and / or find it yeterinarian care , Thank you

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    • Iona Fournier ROUGEMONT, CANADA
      • 3 months ago

      because it is cruel to kill animals for this or any reasons!!!

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