Decision Maker Response

Tom Mulcair’s response

Oct 15, 2015 — Thank you for signing the petition calling for stronger laws against animal cruelty.

The NDP has long been committed to updating Canada’s
animal protection laws. We have tabled numerous private
members’ bills and petitions calling for stronger protections
for animals, including legislation that would help to provide
stronger penalties for unacceptable practices such as
animal fighting. We have also tabled bills that would update
the Criminal Code provisions regarding the treatment of
animals. An NDP government will work to strengthen
animal welfare legislation.

We will also work with the agricultural sector to improve
welfare for farm animals by updating the Health of Animal
Regulations.

For more information on our plan, please visit this link:
http://xfer.ndp.ca/2014/food-strategy/FoodStrategy-ENPRINT.pdf

Best regards,
Tom Mulcair
Leader, New Democratic Party of Canada