- Premier of BC Christy ClarkOffice of the Premier
- BC SPCABC SPCA Vancouver
- The Honourable Rob NicholsonMinister of Justice
Longer jail time and stiffer sentences for animal abuse offenders
There are more instances occurring in spite of the recent changes to animal cruelty laws, the recent attack on an ex police dog that was abused and abandoned in a Kitsilano dumpster in Vancouver is a prime example. I am asking that there be justice for these forgotten members of our society.The thrown away and neglected, the unloved and abused..Convincing and personal letters are more likely to bring about change. You could answer the question "Why do animals matter to you?", include an example of an animal cruelty case in Canada that went unpunished or just reword and reorganize the template we've prepared for you.
- Office of the Premier
Premier of BC Christy Clark
- BC SPCA Vancouver
- Minister of Justice
The Honourable Rob Nicholson
- Premier of British Columbia
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Premier of BC Christy Clark.
I am writing to you as someone who cares very deeply about animals. In spite of recent changes to the animal cruelty laws, there are more instances of animal torture and abuse. The recent attack on an ex police dog that was abused and abandoned in a Kitsilano dumpster in Vancouver is a prime example. I am asking that there be justice for these forgotten members of our society.
I am calling for better education in schools on compassion for animals. Animal abusers continue to escape punishment, as offenders and their lawyers continue to exploit flaws and loopholes in the law to get off with a mere slap on the wrist or no penalty at all. There needs to be a national registry for animal abusers created in this country to prevent people that don't deserve to have an animal from owning one.
We can no longer ignore the strong relationship between crimes against animals and crimes against people. Research shows that people who abuse animals are more likely to commit future acts of violence against people. Stronger animal cruelty legislation would help stop this cycle of violence and make our communities safer.
I hope you will act on behalf of the vast majority of Canadians who want modern and effective animal cruelty legislation that will protect all animals from deliberate and reckless acts of cruelty and ensure that offenders are justly punished for their crimes. It is clearly the right thing to do. I look forward to understanding your position on this issue.
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