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CANADA : Animals Need Protection
ANIMAL CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS**Whereas non-human animals experience both suffering and pleasure in the same way that humans do; Whereas discrimination on the basis of arbitrary characteristics, such as species, is a violation of equity, natural justice and the rule of law; Whereas our legal system must not exclude the most vulnerable members of society; DEFINITIONS“Animals” means sentient, non-human animals. LEGAL STATUS1. Animals have the right to have their interests represented in court. 2. Animals are persons under the law. FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS3. Animals under human care have the right to be free from pain, injury or disease. 4. Animals under human care have the right to be free from abuse and neglect. 5. Animals under human care have the right to be free from fear, and emotional and psychological distress. 6. Animals in the wild have the right to live free from human intervention or exploitation. LEGAL RIGHTS7. Animals under human care have the right to adequate, species-appropriate food and water. 8. Animals under human care have the right to safe, clean, and comfortable shelter. 9. Animals in the wild have the right to enjoy a clean and ecologically sound natural habitat. 10. All animals have the right to socialize with friends and family in a manner that is appropriate for their species. 11. All animals have the right to engage in normal and natural behaviours. Thank you for listening to compassionate Canadians like me who are speaking up for animals, whose own voices too often go unheard.**** This petition was directly copied from Animal Justice- Leaders in the fight for Animal Protection The law is our most powerful tool to improve the status of animals in Canada, hold abusers accountable for unlawful conduct, and work towards a society in which all animals live free from suffering. That's why I'm asking you to protect animals by enshrining the Animal Charter of Rights and Freedoms into law. Animals deserve better. They deserve rights and freedoms, the ability to have their interests represented in court, and the recognition that they matter.