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Make all forms of bestiality illegal in Canada!

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On June 9, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled 6-1 that some acts of bestiality are legal in Canada and that only acts of penetration are punishable under our current animal cruelty provisions.

The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies is shocked by the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision, which creates a horrifying loophole that will remain open unless Parliament takes action to create a broader definition of bestiality under the Criminal Code of Canada.

This is one of the amendments proposed by Bill C-246, the Modernizing Animal Protections Act, which is currently before Parliament. Thankfully, Bill C-246 offers us a timely opportunity to address this egregious loophole in Canadian law. Bestiality used to be a legal grey area, but we’re now facing a serious vulnerability for animals. We will likely see an increase in the sexual exploitation of animals as a result of this ruling. Parliament must act to right this wrong now.

There is a strong and sustained will on the part of the Canadian people to see that justice be done for animals in this country. If we all work together and raise our voices in support of this Bill, the change that animals need will be possible.

Please sign and share this petition, demanding that Canada’s Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the 42nd Parliament of Canada act immediately to close this dangerous loophole that will allow Canada’s animals to be sexually exploited under the law.

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