Petition to Kathryn McGarry, Justin Trudeau, Canada Goose
Ban Leg-Hold Traps in Canada
Scared, hungry, thirsty, sick, cold, and trapped for days; this is the reality for animals caught in leg-hold traps. Yet in Canada, every province and territory still has legal leg-hold traps. The problem these traps have is the abrupt force put onto an animals limb, leaving the animal in extreme pain. The animals caught in leg-hold traps are left trapped in a panic for days, and sometimes even up to a week. Leg-hold traps are used to kill coyotes (one example) for the trim around the hoods of Canada Goose jackets. Canada Goose claims they receive their fur from "ethical" sources. Is leaving an animal immobilized, keeping them from eating, caring for their young, or finding shelter ethical? Is leaving coyotes trapped to die of dehydration, infection, disease, and/or frostbite ethical? Is shooting the coyote, after being stuck in a leg-hold trap for days, or a week, ethical? In some cases, animals have chewed off their own limbs in order to free themselves from the trap, leaving them with broken bones and teeth. Leg-hold traps are not an ethical way in which an animal can be killed. In some cases, the leg-hold traps can close on other parts of animals, such as their heads. There have also been cases where domesticated animals, such as dogs, have been found caught in these traps. In January 2017, there were 5 different cases in which a pet cat and 4 pet dogs were caught in traps meant to catch animals for fur. Out of these 5 cases, one dog died, one dog broke his neck, and the others were left with minor injuries. By banning leg-hold traps, we can begin a movement to completely ban genuine fur in Canada. For now, coyotes at least deserve the chance to die in a more "ethical" (loosely used words) way. Animals deserve the right to not be used and killed only for a fur trim. They deserve a life where they choose their actions and roam around freely without the chance of having a leg-hold trap snap on their legs. Canada Goose not only represents their brand negatively, but most importantly all of Canada. Our name is on their logo. I stand with PETA in supporting the end to leg-hold traps. I support an end to the use of fur for clothing. Join me.
Petition to Government of Canada, Canadian provincial governments, Canadian municipal governments
BAN UNATTENDED TETHERING OF DOGS IN CANADA
[la version française suit] WHEREAS: Tethered dogs are often neglected dogs and, because dogs are highly social animals, tethering amounts to abuse, and; Tethering causes both physical (e.g., dehydration, starvation, throat damage) and psychological (e.g., depression, neuroses, aggressiveness) effects detrimental to a dog’s health and wellbeing and leaves them vulnerable to attack by humans and other animals, and; Research shows that tethering dogs may cause them to become afraid, territorial, and aggressive and thereby three times more likely than untethered dogs to bite humans (especially children) and/or other animals, and; Working dogs, including sled dogs, are as likely as any other dogs to suffer the physical and psychological ill-effects of tethering and therefore should not be exempt from legislation regarding limitations on tethering, and; Limiting tethering to a certain number of hours at a time or within a 24-hour period is difficult and costly to monitor and enforce, and; Prohibiting unattended tethering (thereby requiring a human to be physically present at all times with tethered dogs) is the only way to ensure dogs and humans are not harmed by tethering. THEREFORE, we the undersigned call upon officials at all three levels of government in Canada to ban any and all unattended tethering of dogs, including working dogs and sled dogs, at all times on public and private property, such as has been instituted by the cities of Calgary and New Westminster. Join us on Facebook to help us get the laws changed.Follow us on Twitter: Tweet with the hashtag #ForBecky Links to further information about Becky: http://acracq.com/ChienAttache.html (in French) https://www.facebook.com/SPCAMonteregie/photos/a.137454362936090.23587.136601199688073/1029943617020489/?type=3 Links to further resources: https://www.facebook.com/freedogz/videos/1251219995024317/ https://globalnews.ca/news/2492509/tethered-dogs-more-likely-to-attack-humans-says-expert/ https://www.unchainyourdog.org/Facts.htm http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/reasons-you-should-never-keep-a-dog-on-a-tether-or-chain/ https://www.peta.org/issues/companion-animal-issues/cruel-practices/chaining-dogs/chained-dogs-attack/ https://www.peta.org/issues/companion-animal-issues/cruel-practices/chaining-dogs/chained-dog-findings/ http://spca.bc.ca/programs-services/leaders-in-our-field/position-statements/position-statement-on-tethering-of-dogs/ http://sleddogsfilm.com/ https://www.canadianveterinarians.net/documents/Code-of-Practice-for-Canadian-Kennel-Operations https://www.nationalcanineresearchcouncil.com/public-policy/ineffective-policies (See “Overly Complicated Tethering Ordinances”) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqkRio3Iecs http://www.chicobandido.com/dbrf-canada/ Briser la chaîne Nous travaillons pour l’interdiction des chiens enchaînés sans surveillance au Canada. Tout ce que nous faisons est #ForBecky et les milliers de chiens qui vivent et meurent prisonniers de leurs chaînes. Tu es notre inspiration. EN CONSIDÉRANT QUE : Les chiens enchaînés sont souvent des chiens négligés et, parce que les chiens sont des animaux très sociaux, ceci équivaut à de l’abus, et ; Les chiens enchaînés subissent à la fois des effets physiques (ex. : déshydratation, sous-alimentation, dommages à la gorge) et psychologiques (ex. : dépression, névroses, agressivité) nuisibles à leur santé et bien-être et les expose aux attaques des humains et d'autres animaux, et ; Les recherches démontrent que les chiens enchaînés peuvent être craintifs, territoriaux et agressifs, et donc trois fois plus susceptibles que les chiens qui ne sont pas enchaînés de mordre des humains (en particulier des enfants) et / ou d'autres animaux, et ; Les chiens de travail, y compris les chiens de traîneau, sont aussi susceptibles que les autres chiens de souffrir des effets physiques et psychologiques d’être enchaînés et ne devraient donc pas être exemptés de la législation concernant les limites à être enchaîné, et ; Limiter à un certain nombre d'heures ou à l’intérieur d’une période de 24 heures le temps ou les chiens sont enchaînés est difficile et coûteux à surveiller et à appliquer, et ; L’interdiction des chiens enchaînés sans surveillance (un humain doit être physiquement présent en tout temps avec les chiens enchaînés) est le seul moyen de s'assurer que les chiens et les humains ne soient pas blessés. PAR CONSÉQUENT, nous, les soussignés, demandons aux fonctionnaires des trois paliers de gouvernement du Canada d'interdire l’enchaînement sans surveillance de tous les chiens, y compris les chiens de travail et les chiens de traîneau, comme cela a été institué par les villes de Calgary et de New Westminster. Rejoignez-nous sur Facebook : pour nous aider à faire évoluer les lois. Suivez-nous sur Twitter : Tweetez avec le hashtag #ForBecky Liens vers d'autres informations sur Becky: http://acracq.com/ChienAttache.html https://www.facebook.com/SPCAMonteregie/photos/a.137454362936090.23587.136601199688073/1029943617020489/?type=3 Liens vers d’autres ressources : http://www.coupelachaine.ca/index/?lang=fr http://journalmetro.com/actualites/national/837804/la-spca-veut-interdire-les-chiens-attaches-24h24/ http://www.canideclic.com/danger-chien-a-l-attache-.php http://www.quebeca.com/lois.html http://www.journaldemontreal.com/2015/09/19/la-spca-veut-faire-interdire-les-chaines-pour-les-chiens https://www.lequotidien.com/le-mag/libreados/les-dangers-dun-chien-enchaine-5290185b569542084657ffa35be555fc
Petition to Canada Goose, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Mercy For Animals
Make Canada Goose Stop the Cruelty and Use Faux Fur and Filling for all Products
Canada Goose is a Canadian company that exploits animals for fashion. They stated that they decided to use real coyote fur and in order to do that, they must trap and kill one.Coyotes that are trapped are terrified and cannot move. They are stuck there with the only 3 options of:biting off their limb(s), bleeding, freezing, or starving to death,or waiting to be "dispatched" by a trapper who will kill them as soon as they get to them.Each of these options leads to pain and suffering and eventually, death."Beautiful animals and ugly people wear fur."**See just what coyotes go through so humans can wear THEIR fur.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01a8vZV9gzo•https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfSk_0QUOGc This company needs to be stopped. There are alternatives to fur. They do not need to kill an innocent animal so people can wear their death on their bodies. **This company is also twice as cruel because not only do they use real coyote fur for the trims, but they also fill their coats with down (feathers from geese, ducks. birds.). Let's put an end to the cruelty and exploitation of these animals by getting Canada Goose to stop using real fur and real down for their clothing.
Petition to Justin Trudeau
STOP THE CANADA COMMERCIAL SEAL HUNT: Don't Seal Their Fate.
WE RAISE OUR PAWS TO BRING FORTH URGENCY TO END THE CANADA COMMERCIAL SEAL HUNT --- UNITED WE STAND FOR LIFE! As members of Canadian society, and an animal rights not-for-profit incorporation, we have always believed that Canada has represented itself as a progressive nation -- but such progression should not include sacrificing and inhumanely killing innocent life for making profit or products. I am speaking and bringing to your attention of Canada's Commercial Seal Hunt, or "Harvest" as even the Federal Fisheries Department has claimed it to be - a definition basically stating that this slaughter and treatment to be mere hunting and collection of commodities that can be used for humanity's own personal & profit making gain such as fur, seal oil (health supplements) and aphrodisiacs etc. It is truly a blemish upon the country, when its Government and Fisheries Department continues to defend the nature of such a dying industry, calling it humane and sustainable, and putting forth funding towards the inhumane and cruel suffering and death of innocent life ---- where the majority of innocent seals (by the hundreds of thousands) are either shot or clubbed in the head by instruments so that the pelt of such life is not damaged, and that the life suffering and dying are approximately 95 - 98% are 3 weeks to 3 months old. According to the Federal Fisheries Department Website -- The Three-Step Process, which also applies to harvesters with personal use licences is: Striking - The Seal Harvesters must shoot or strike animals on top of the cranium with either a firearm, club or "hakapik" - a multipurpose hunting tool -- wooden club with a hammer head (used to crush seal's skull) and a hook (used to drag carcass away) on the end. Checking - the harvesters must palpate both sides of the cranium (left and right) following striking, ensuring that the skull has been crushed -- this ensures the seal is irreversibly unconscious or dead. Bleeding - The harvester must bleed the animal by severing the two axillary arteries located beneath the front flippers and must allow the minimum of one minute to pass before skinning the animal -- bleeding ensure the seal is dead. The much awareness and outrage of not only individuals, but organizations and celebrity endorsements as well has made a huge impact against the commercial seal hunt --- even bringing upon bans from other countries against the imports of seal products have caused a collapse in sales. But even with such impacts, the Canadian Government still funds this industry, and has even increased quotas, despite the decline and collapse in such a market. We are truly appreciative and thankful to all those who have contributed and supported the efforts in raising awareness and impacts against this issue - Please continue the fight and urge the Canadian Government to finally abandon its efforts to save the commercial seal hunt. Spread and Sign The Petition Today! Raise Ur Paw
Petition to Justin Trudeau, Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Justice and Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau
SAVE THE DOGS -Ban Testing of Innocent Dogs in Canada
Defenceless dogs in Canada are being used for barbaric experimentation. Frightened Dogs are left isolated and alone in cold metal cages to endure incredible pain and suffering.Their life is short, euthanization is their only relief from months of intolerable pain. The dogs that don't collapse and die are repeatedly tested over and over. Many are fitted with catheters, infused jackets and cones which remain until they are euthanized. They live in a world of fear and cower in the corner of their cages. Dog testing is needless and unethical. The use of dogs continues even though only 2% more information is obtained then through rodent testing. It is proven that dogs are poor predictors of drug effects in the body but are used because their trusting nature and submissiveness makes then easy to handle. Animal free testing using stem cells and computer technology is available and can be more accurate then the traditional unethical animal research. Scientists have revealed that MRI data has concluded that dogs are feeling, sentimental creatures with intelligence of a 2.5 year old humane child. Currently there is no federal legislation specifically regulating animal testing in Canada. Animals used in research are exempt from duty of care and/or prohibitions causing stress. These dogs will never know freedom, security or love. Together we can stop thousands more dogs from this horrific demise. Please watch this joint undercover investigation conducted between LCA and W5 of the ITR Laboratories in Montreal. http://www.ctvnews.ca/w5/undercover-investigation-reveals-what-goes-on-inside-montreal-animal-research-lab-1.3320123
Petition to Michael Medline, Thrifty Foods
Eliminate live lobster tanks from your local Grocery stores!
This petition calls on major grocery chains including Sobeys Inc and those within its management (Thrifty Foods and Price Chopper) to end the use of live lobster tanks in stores across Canada. Studies show that lobsters have more complex emotions/behaviours and awareness than first thought. The fact that they are solitary creatures and forced into tanks with dozens of other lobsters is stressful and unethical. These tanks have been around since my childhood, and thus have been normalized, but, when you think about it - a) we take these solitary creatures out of their natural environment, b) transport them for long periods of time, and c) store them in crowded tanks in stores for ‘a month or longer’ to then be boiled alive (staff are not allowed to ‘kill’ them before boiling them, and despite popular belief, they do not die immediately.) I understand that eliminating live lobster tanks is not a small undertaking but, it is possible! John Mackey, the reputable CEO of Whole Foods, a 16-billion dollar grocery store, immediately ceased selling live lobsters in-store, after a 7-month internal investigation, given that their findings did not satisfy their requirements for the ethical treatment of these crustaceans. They now will only sell frozen raw and cooked products from suppliers with strict guidelines for the humane treatment of lobster. At this time, their main supplier is Clearwater seafood out of Nova Scotia! To be clear, the goal here is not to eliminate jobs or to reduce lobster fishing, as I know many families rely on this source of income, simply to fine tune the process to effectively reduce unnecessary animal suffering for our personal nutrition. I have begun conversations with Sobeys’ sustainable team and, in an effort to show public support in this endeavour, I am asking that you: 1) Please sign and forward this petition to as many people as you can or 2) Contact your local grocery store manager and/or 3) Express your concerns on site when shopping. Thank you for your support!
Petition to SPCA Montérégie, SPCA Montréal, Quebec Ministries of Public Security and Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Any other pertinent decision-makers
Recommend or lay animal neglect and/or cruelty charges against the person(s) responsible for the neglect, cruelty, and/or subsequent death of the dog, Becky.
THE PETITION: (Français suit) We the undersigned respectfully request that the SPCA Montérégie, SPCA Montréal, Quebec Ministries of Public Security AND Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, and any other pertinent decision-makers, recommend or lay animal neglect and/or cruelty charges against the person(s) responsible for the neglect, cruelty, and/or subsequent death of the dog, Becky. Nous, soussignés, demandons respectueusement que la SPCA Montérégie , SPCA de Montréal , les ministères de la Sécurité publique ET de l'agriculture , de la pêche et de l'Alimentation du Québec , et tous les autres décideurs pertinents , recommandent ou négligence et / ou de cruauté animale des accusations contre la personne (s ) responsable pour la négligence, de cruauté , et / ou la mort subséquente du chien, Becky . BECKY’S STORY: (Français suit) Becky was a dog who, according to the SPCA Montérégie, was found on February 24 after they were called to investigate a complaint in Ste. Sabine, Quebec. According to the SPCA Montérégie, Becky was found dead, probably only hours from being rescued, “on the coldest morning of the year.” They add that Becky had lived for 14 YEARS with a big chain around her neck, tied to a broken down doghouse with no protection from the elements. Becky’s story is tragic enough in itself, but it gets worse. The SPCA Montérégie states that: “Unfortunately our laws are very weak. There is little to no protection for our animals. Becky's owners did not break any laws. They provided shelter (a doghouse), food and water for her. That’s all the law requires for our animals. But please do not let this deter you from reporting acts of cruelty and neglect.” I hope (and believe) that animal cruelty laws in Canada are not so weak as to prevent animal cruelty and neglect legislation from being enforced in a case like Becky’s that seems to be so clearly cut and dried. Provincial legislation in Quebec requires that “the owner or custodian of an animal shall ensure that the safety and welfare of the animal are not jeopardized,” that animals must be kept in premises that are “suitable to the animal’s biological requirements,” and that the animal is not “subject to abuse or ill-treatment that may affect its health.” Federal Criminal Code legislation prohibits animal neglect and cruelty. Surely there must be something in one or both of these pieces of legislation that would enable someone to charge the person(s) responsible for what was done to Becky. SPCA Montérégie investigators know where Becky resided and likely who should be held responsible. Thus, we call on the SPCA Montérégie, SPCA Montréal, Quebec Ministries of Public Security AND Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, and any other pertinent decision-makers, to recommend or lay animal neglect and/or cruelty charges against the person(s) who were responsible for providing care for Becky. The SPCA Montérégie has asked us to “Please speak out for those who can't speak for themselves. Do it for Becky.” So, please, for Becky, sign the petition and share it with your friends. Becky deserves justice. Rest in peace, sweet girl. You are now free and unchained. <3 <3 Français Becky était un chien qui, selon la SPCA Montérégie, a été trouvé le 24 Février après qu'ils ont été appelés à enquêter sur une plainte à Saint-Sabine, Québec. Selon la SPCA Montérégie, Becky a été retrouvé mort quelques heures seulement, sans doute d'être sauvé, "le matin le plus froid de l'année.» Ils ajoutent que Becky avait vécu pendant 14 ans avec une grande chaîne autour de son cou, attaché à un ventilées Doghouse sans protection. L'histoire de Becky est assez tragique en soi, mais elle se aggrave. La SPCA Montérégie stipule que: "Malheureusement, nos lois sont très faibles. Il ya peu ou pas de protection pour nos animaux. Les propriétaires de Becky ne ont pas brisé les lois. Ils ont fourni un abri (une niche), de la nourriture et de l'eau pour elle. Ce est tout ce que la loi exige pour nos animaux. Mais se il vous plaît ne vous laissez pas dissuader de dénoncer les actes de cruauté et de négligence ". Je espère (et je crois) nos lois sur la cruauté envers les animaux au Canada ne sont pas assez faible pour prévenir la cruauté envers les animaux et la législation de la négligence d'être imposée dans un cas comme Becky qui semble être si clairement coupé et séché. La législation provinciale au Québec exige que «le propriétaire ou le gardien d'un animal doit se assurer que la sécurité et le bien-être de l'animal ne sont pas compromis," que les animaux doivent être conservés dans des locaux qui sont «adaptés aux besoins biologiques des animaux," et que la animal ne est pas "l'objet d'abus ou de mauvais traitements qui peuvent affecter sa santé." législation Code pénal fédéral interdit la négligence et la cruauté animale. Il doit sûrement y avoir quelque chose dans l'une ou l'autre de ces textes de loi qui permettraient à quelqu'un de inculper la personne (s) responsable des soins de Becky. SPCA Montérégie enquêteurs savent où Becky résidé et qui devrait vraisemblablement être tenu responsable . Ainsi , nous demandons à la SPCA Montérégie , SPCA de Montréal , les ministères de la Sécurité publique ET de l'agriculture , de la pêche et de l'Alimentation du Québec, et tous les autres décideurs pertinents de recommander ou de ponte négligence et / ou de cruauté animale des accusations contre la personne (s) qui sont responsables de la prestation de soins pour Becky . La SPCA Montérégie nous a demandé de "Se il vous plaît parler pour ceux qui ne peuvent parler pour eux-mêmes. Faites-le pour Becky ". Donc, se il vous plaît, pour Becky, signer la pétition et la partager avec vos amis. Elle mérite la justice. Repose en paix, fille douce. Vous êtes maintenant libre et déchaîné. <3 <3 FACEBOOK PAGE FOR PETITION UPDATES: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=185600128238259 LINK TO THE POST FROM THE SPCA MONTEREGIE: https://www.facebook.com/SPCAMonteregie/photos/a.137454362936090.23587.136601199688073/1029943617020489/?type=1 LINK TO THE SONG “DOGS CRY” BY KIM NOWLAN, DEDICATED TODAY TO BECKY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_UwQNDW5fA&feature=youtu.be
Petition to "Windsor Mayor and City Council"
We must keep dogs safe during extremely cold weather.
At present it is -9C and I have just, once again witnessed a dog chained in the backyard of a house nearby. I have no idea how long it has been out but every time I pass by, there it is, barking, jumping and straining at the it's chain. Being a short hair dog, wearing no protection, with it's obviously extremely agitated and aggressive behavior, I am sure it is in considerable discomfort. I have contacted the police and the humane society who both paid the owner a visit. Besides checking the dog, and trying to counsel the owner, as you can see from the humane societies response, there is nothing, even in this extreme cold snap to prevent the owner from keeping the animal outside for up to four hours at a time. From the Humane Society: "It is important to remember that what people should do is different from what they must do under the law. We can provide education on the importance of bringing dogs inside in this weather, but neither provincial nor Windsor municipal law prohibit leaving your dog outside in the cold provided certain conditions are met. Those conditions include an insulated dog house, fresh water, and adequate body condition - all of which this dog has. When the legal minimums are being met we do not have any authority to take someone’s dog away. There is a municipal bylaw in Windsor that prohibits leaving a dog tethered for more than 4 hours a day. However, the penalty for breaking the by-law is a fine - there is no provision to remove the animal. Our officers have educated the owner about the by-law, and are actively following up to ensure that the limit is complied with. The owner has advised our officers that he is in the process of finishing his fence, which will eliminate the need to tether the dog at all. It’s important to note that once the fence is built, there is no law stopping the owner from leaving the dog outside 24 hours a day if he wants to, given that the legal minimums for an insulated shelter, etc are already being met. I understand that this situation is upsetting to see. Our protection officers and I also have dogs who dislike being outside in this cold, and can’t imagine wanting to leave them outside for hours. But we can only enforce the laws our governments have passed, not the ones we would like to see. Regardless of if there is one complaint from you, or 10 complaints from people who contact me because you ask them to, we still can only enforce the laws that exist." The signers of this petition are requesting that this issue be placed on the agenda of the next council meeting, with an immediate debate and vote undertaken to amend the bylaw with the provision that when the temperature falls to extreme levels (1) A dog cannot be kept out for longer then 15 minutes. (2) With the provision that the humane society can remove the dog from it's owner if he or she is in violation. Leaving a pet to suffer in a locked car in the heat of the summer is not allowed, with citizens and first res ponders freely breaking the car windows to save the animal if necessary. Yet, when a dog is left to suffer in the extreme cold the law prohibits the police, the humane society and citizens from taking direct action to help the animal. It makes no sense that dogs are protected from extreme heat while there seems to be no protection given to them for extreme cold. This must change!