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Petition to Linda Nastuk, Brockville by-law

Help save our dog Maya from being seized and euthanized under the direction of the bylaw

I have created this petition to help save a friends family dog, please take some time to read their story:  Please help us save our family dog Maya from being seized with the intent to be euthanized under the direction of the Brockville Ontario  bylaw office. Maya was given to us by a close family friend when she was just 8 weeks old and to the best of our ability we have acted as responsible dog owners. She is now 8 years old and was lovingly raised with our 3 young children, the oldest being 8. Last summer, 4 days before we moved into our new home, the neighbours, whom we had not yet met, made a bylaw complaint against us based on hearing from the previous owner (verified in writing by that owner) that the new tenants had 3 young children and a dog. The female neighbour expressed concern that a pit bull might be moving in...without knowledge and sight unseen. During the move Maya accidentally escaped her leash and was loose for just seconds when she was approached by the female neighbour and her dog. During an excited exchange between the dogs the woman tripped over her dog’s leash (witnessed) and though numerous conflicting accounts were eventually told to the court, she was helped to her feet and appeared fine. Let it be known that shortly after the incident occurred the woman’s husband (not a witness) approached and stated “your dog is dead”. In the weeks and months to follow incidents of personal intimidation continued. The woman claimed that Maya attacked her dog (no witness). A subsequent vet report indicated a small abrasion but no puncture wound. Multiple people came forward, during the court hearing, stating in writing that Maya was only ever known to be a loving, gentle and happy dog that was attended by her owners at all times. From the beginning bias, as to Maya’s possible pit bull heredity, was clear. The complainant’s conflicting accounts were entered into court records even after a veterinarian officially identified Maya as a retriever/lab mix. We are waiting for Maya’s DNA test results to arrive but we fear that hope is fading after the following statement was made in court....’if the test reveals even 1% pit bull DNA she will be seized’. Not a muzzle, not a fence, not some other reasonable compromise, recommendation or resolution. How can a split second accident, followed by conflicting stories and even clear mistakes on official documents, have turned into imminent euthanasia of such a sweet, gentle dog? Our time is running out. Please help us save Maya.

Megan Gardiner
4,853 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago



  UPDATE: Bill C-246 was defeated in the House of Commons on October 5, 2016. We are subsequently petitioning the Minister of Justice to immediately undertake a review of the animal cruelty sections of the Criminal Code.Please sign and share the petition:English SURE TO SEND BACK THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL! Download and circulate the identical paper petition:English Join and invite all Canadians to our Facebook Group: [la version française suit] In late 2014, Canada was given a rating of “D” on the animal protection index, one of the main reasons for which was our country’s “archaic anti-cruelty legislation.” In a bid to update this legislation, Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, Member of Parliament for Beaches-East York, has introduced Bill C-246 in the House of Commons. IF THIS BILL IS TO BECOME LAW, IT WILL NEED WIDE SUPPORT FROM MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT AND SENATORS. THIS IS WHERE YOU CAN HELP. By signing this petition (anyone can sign, you do NOT need to be Canadian) you are asking Members of Parliament and Senators to support Bill C-246. Please also take the additional important actions noted below, which are also crucial if this bill is going to pass. THE PETITION, TO MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT AND THE SENATE OF CANADA:We, the undersigned, respectfully request that you support Bill C-246 by voting in favour of the bill when it comes up for reading and adoption in the House of Commons and Senate. ABOUT BILL C-246:Bill C-246 would modernize our animal protection laws and bring them into the 21st century by doing 4 things: ban the import of shark fins; close loopholes and strengthen the Criminal Code's animal protection provisions; and ban the sale of cat and dog fur within Canada and require labeling of source fur. update the definition of bestiality to include all sexual acts between humans and animals (the current legal definition, as decided by the Supreme Court of Canada on June 9, 2016, must include penetration) More information about the Bill is available at the links below. Several animal advocacy organizations have stated their support for Bill C-246, including Animal Alliance of Canada, Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada, Animal Justice, British Columbia SPCA, Canadian Coalition for Farm Animals, Canadian Federation of Humane Societies, FurBearer Defenders, Humane Society International/Canada, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Montreal SPCA, and Zoocheck. Our organization, Animal Cruelty Legislation Advocates Canada, fully supports the changes proposed by Bill C-246, and thanks MP Erskine-Smith and his team sincerely for their efforts in bringing this important legislation to the House of Commons. OTHER IMPORTANT ACTION TO TAKE:1) Please sign up for our Thunderclap campaign at this link.2) If you are Canadian, please phone your Member of Parliament and ask them to support Bill C-246 (click here to find your MP's contact information). If your MP says they do not support the bill, please see our website for more information about how you can follow up. If your MP says they do support the bill, please be sure to thank them and let them know you will share that information with your friends. If you get a response from your MP, please let us know by e-mailing that information to so we can keep a list of which MPs are supporting the bill.BILL C-246 NEEDS OUR SUPPORT IF IT IS GOING TO BECOME LAW. Thank you for signing the petition and/or sending a letter to your Member of Parliament. If you wish to receive further information or participate in this and other animal cruelty initiatives please check out the following Facebook resources by clicking on the links:Animal Cruelty Legislation Advocates CanadaCaptain's Legacy: Ending Animal AbuseLINKS TO FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT BILL C-246:Text of the Bill: articles: Pétition adressée aux membresDE LA CHAMBRE DES COMMUNESET DU SÉNAT DU CANADApour appuyer le Projet de loi C-246,visant la modernisation de la Loi sur la protection des animaux  Vers la fin de l'année 2014, le Canada s'est vu attribué la marque «D» d'après l'indice de protection des animaux, principalement en raison de ses lois et de sa réglementation archaïques portant sur la cruauté envers les animaux. Pour remédier à cette situation, Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, député de Beaches-East York, a présenté le Projet de loi C-246 à la Chambre des communes. POUR QUE CE PROJET DE LOI PUISSE ÊTRE ADOPTÉ, IL DOIT ABSOLUMENT OBTENIR LE SOUTIEN D'UN GRAND NOMBRE DE DÉPUTÉS ET DE SÉNATEURS. C'EST POURQUOI, NOUS AVONS BESOIN DE VOUS.  En signant cette pétition (toute personne peut la signer, IL N'EST PAS NÉCESSAIRE D'ÊTRE CANADIEN) vous demandez aux membres de la Chambre des communes et aux membres du Sénat du Canada d'appuyer le Projet de loi C-246. PÉTITION ADRESSÉE AUX MEMBRES DE LA CHAMBRE DES COMMUNES ET AUX MEMBRES DU SÉNAT DU CANADA :   Nous, ci-après soussignés, vous demandons respectueusement de bien vouloir donner votre appui au Projet de loi C-246 en votant en faveur de son adoption lorsqu'il sera mis aux voix à la Chambre des communes, puis au Sénat. À PROPOS DU PROJET DE LOI C-246 : Le Projet de loi C-246 vise à moderniser nos lois sur la protection des animaux afin de les adapter au 21e siècle en adoptant les trois mesures suivantes : 1.  mettre fin à la pratique du coupage des ailerons de requins2.  combler les lacunes et renforcer les dispositions du code criminel visant la protection des animaux,3.  bannir la vente de la fourrure de chats et de chiens  au Canada et exiger la mention de la source de la fourrure sur l'étiquette.  Vous trouverez plus de renseignements sur ce Projet de loi en suivant les liens indiqués plus bas. Plusieurs organismes défenseurs des animaux ont déclaré leur appui au Projet de loi C-246, entre autres : Animal Alliance of Canada, Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada, Animal Justice, la Coalition canadienne pour la protection des animaux de ferme, la Fédération des sociétés canadiennes d'assistance aux animaux, FurBearer Defenders, Humane Society International/Canada, International Fund for Animal Welfare, la SPCA de Montréal et Zoocheck.  Notre organisme Animal Cruelty Legislation Advocates Canada, appuie sans réserve les changements proposés par le Projet de loi C-246 et remercie sincèrement le député Erskine-Smith et son équipe pour toute l'énergie qu'ils ont déployée jusqu'ici afin de présenter cette importante mesure législative à la Chambre des communes. AUTRES MESURES IMPORTANTES À PRENDRE  (POUR LES CANADIENS SEULEMENT) :Vous êtes Canadiens ? Nous vous demandons de bien vouloir appeler votre député pour lui demander d'appuyer le Projet de loi C-246 (cliquez ici pour trouver les coordonnées de votre député). S'il vous répond qu'il ne soutient pas ce Projet de loi, n'hésitez pas à aller sur notre site web pour obtenir plus de renseignements sur le suivi que vous pouvez faire. Par contre, si votre député déclare qu'il soutient le Projet de loi, n'oubliez pas de le remercier et de lui souligner que vous allez le dire à vos amis. Quand vous obtiendrez une réponse de votre député, veuillez aussi nous le faire savoir par courriel à afin que nous puissions dresser une liste des députés qui appuient ce projet de loi. NOUS DEVONS APPUYER LE PROJET DE LOI C-246 SI NOUS VOULONS QU'IL DEVIENNE LOI. Nous vous remercions d'avoir bien voulu signer cette pétition et/ou d'avoir envoyé une lettre à votre député. Si vous voulez recevoir plus de renseignements ou aimeriez participer à ce mouvement ou autres initiatives contre la cruauté envers les animaux, veuillez jeter un coup d'oeil sur les ressources suivantes dans Facebook en cliquant sur les liens : Animal Cruelty Legislation Advocates CanadaPétition - Justice pour Capitaine LIENS POUR D'AUTRES RENSEIGNEMENTS À PROPOS DU PROJET DE LOI C-246 : Texte du Projet de loi : Articles dans les médias :

Animal Cruelty Legislation Advocates Canada
57,003 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Lisa Helps

City of Victoria: Ban Horse Drawn Carriages

CITY OF VICTORIA: BAN THE HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGES.City of Victoria Mayor and Council, we call on you to take action for the safety, health, and integrity of the horses used in the horse-drawn carriage industry in Victoria B.C., and for the visitors and citizens who live here. WHEREAS past efforts to regulate the horse-drawn carriage industry have not stopped collisions in the streets or inhumane treatment of the horses used in this industry. AND WHEREAS in the last 20 years, Victoria has experienced over 20 collisions and safety concerns involving the horse-drawn carriages which threaten the lives and safety of the horses, visitors, and residents in our city.   AND WHEREAS there is documented evidence of improper maintenance of the carriage equipment placing horses, drivers, and pedestrians at risk. AND WHEREAS there is documented evidence of careless and reckless operation of the horse carriages by those driving them in the streets. AND WHEREAS there is evidence the City of Victoria is losing $20,000 in annual revenue from the current rental agreement established between the City and the horse carriage companies. AND WHEREAS recent documentation of Victoria horse carriage horses feet indicate improper and inadequate care which has been condemned by certified farriers, and which has led to a cruelty complaint being filed with the BC SPCA.   AND WHEREAS research indicates that the “bit” used to communicate with the horses in the Victoria horse carriage industry causes them pain and discomfort which can lead to chronic physiological and psychological health issues. AND WHEREAS Victoria Horse Alliance has compiled a report which outlines how a “phasing out” to a ban could be naturally accomplished by Dec 31st, 2017 based on current rental agreements between the City of Victoria and carriage operators. THEREFORE WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, urge the City of Victoria’s Mayor and Council to act in the interests of the horses used in the horse carriage industry, as well as the interests of citizens and visitors of the City by passing a resolution for a phasing out of the horse carriage industry, leading to a natural ban to be effective Dec 31st, 2017. Thank you for signing Victoria Horse Alliance

Victoria Horse Alliance
10,348 supporters