animal laws

28 petitions

Started 2 months ago

Petition to Tracy McElman, Office of the chief insp

OSPCA should be fostering all animals! stand behind their policies and bring Rosie home!

To make a change we need to recognize the need for change. OSPCA  does not use fostering for dogs but they do for cats and this is the problem when there someone willing to be the foster home for an animal while they wait for their next journey in life. When an animal comes from A puppy mill or harsh living conditions I feel it inappropriate to put them in a cage when A foster home would be more appropriate. IT is very hard to take care of an animal for a week of ongoing care  as well as trying to find it’s home and realizing she came from a puppy mill!  I did my research and made sure that I was following the right protocol to make sure the remainder of the animals were saved as well but that involved me surrendering Rosie.  OSPCA has A  policy that when you are the one that surrenders an animal you would get the first opportunity to adopt the animal you surrendered This is a policy but not utilized when there’s an animal in their care that they would like to own!  This policy must be made mandatory!  In this case this policy was avoided And they have done nothing to rectify the situation although I have made it very clear that we are heartbroken and disturbed by the emotional turmoil we’ve had to go through for more than a month and a half. Daily messages asking how she was doing and when she would be available to adopt were sent to ospca!  The situation became even more emotional when they said I could see her and then refused to allow me to see her when I arrived.  I seen the other dogs online available to adopt from other SPCA units so I sent them a message requesting more information about Rosie. My heart shattered when I read the message that she had been adopted out to the vet sister! I was more than clear that I would like to adopt Rosie and as I was told their policy and it made me feel confident That I would be the first one to have the opportunity to adopt her.   I believe Rosie belongs with me no matter how long the fight to get her back will be! Rosie is a hero for saving 30+ dogs but she’s going to be an even bigger hero For making things right for all people and animals that have to deal with OSPCA  in the future.  Correcting mistakes is never easy but if you don’t correct them They are always there!  Preventing these mistakes from ever happening again will Help provide peace of mind that these policies are in place and are made to be utilized!  The policies that have been broken in this case are going to require other policies to be broken to bring Rosie home but I think it’s only appropriate as they made the wrong decision in avoiding their policy To accommodate the vet sister! The fact that Rosie went to the vet sister to avoid these policies needs to be rectified!  

Angela Vos
364 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to The Canadian Government, The people!

Help Save Animals By Passing Bill-C246

You may be surprised to know that Canada is rated one of the worst countries regarding animal abuse.  The World Animal Protection gives Canada a D on its animal protection index, below India, Brazil and the Philippines.   Canada also ranked 45th out of 50 countries in the animal cruelty index. Now as a Canadian I find this absolutely unacceptable.  Its time to raise awareness and facts about animal cruelty to Canadians and help support abused animals nationally. Why I am starting this GoFundMe:I have always had a big connection to animals much like my family, we have had and still have lots of animals of all varieties, dogs, cats, fish, birds, and recently bunnies.  And I always assumed that animal cruelty would be on a massive downfall especially in a country like Canada until I found out otherwise. My immediate response is this donation page where others can help fight Animal Cruelty, i'm not asking for much just enough to donate to various organizations. What this money will be used for:I will be donating 75% of the money earned to Animal Support organizations located in Ottawa and 25% to Awareness campaigns. [I will keep updates on what I have done with the funds, and what your donations have helped do.] Some Statistics Regarding Animal Abuse: -Cosmetic Testing on animals is still legal in Canada! Unlike our European neighbors who have banned it completely. -45,000 Animal cruelty complaints every year in Canada -1 in 1,000 Number of complaints that lead to criminal charges -92% Canadians who want better laws to protect animals

481 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Alberta Veterinary Medical Association

Ban Cat Declawing in Alberta

Declawing is not like a manicure. It is serious surgery. A cat's claw is not a toenail. It is actually closely adhered to the bone. So closely adhered that to remove the claw, the last bone of the cat's claw has to be removed. Declawing is actually an amputation of the last joint of your cat's "toes". When you envision that, it becomes clear why declawing is not a humane act. It is a painful surgery, with a painful recovery period.  A cat's body is perfectly designed to give it the grace, agility, and beauty that is unique to felines. Its claws are an important part of this design. Amputating the important part of their anatomy that contains the claws drastically alters the conformation of their feet. The cat is also deprived of its primary means of defense, leaving it prey to predators if it ever escapes to the outdoors. Unlike most mammals who walk on the soles of the paws or feet, cats are digitigrades, which means they walk on their toes. Their back, shoulder, paw and leg joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves are naturally designed to support and distribute the cat's weight across its toes as it walks, runs and climbs. A cat's claws are used for balance, for exercising, and for stretching the muscles in their legs, back, shoulders, and paws. They stretch these muscles by digging their claws into a surface and pulling back against their own clawhold - similar to isometric exercising for humans. This is the only way a cat can exercise, stretch and tone the muscles of its back and shoulders. The toes help the foot meet the ground at a precise angle to keep the leg, shoulder and back muscles and joints in proper alignment. Removal of the last digits of the toes drastically alters the conformation of their feet and causes the feet to meet the ground at an unnatural angle that can cause back pain similar to that in humans caused by wearing improper shoes.   Adapted from Edmonton Humane Society

Trisha Barranoik
17,595 supporters