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Petition to Jacqueline Corrado, 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! 

Andrea Mcanany
6,550 supporters
Update posted 4 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
55,249 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Douglas Uggah Embas, Dr. Adrian Susin Ambud (acting director of vet services Malaysia(DVS))

Malaysian dogs deserve better stop the culling!

 *update* *Attention supporters* turns out there is another party involved in the culling of innocent dogs in Sarawak; the department of VETERINARY services aka DVS. These people are supposed to love animals which is why they even took on a profession becoming a vet to help animals, but now is very evident they are the advisers for the murder of thousands of animals. Millions of RM (Malaysian currency) were spent to buy vaccinations to vaccinate these strays personally by them, and now they have thrown out all those efforts and trust between the dog just so they can take the easy way out and kill when they could have advised Chief Minister Douglas to implement a vaccination and spaying/neutering program. On their website it even states they are "in the effort to uphold the welfare of animals in line with the Animal Welfare Act 2015"; which essentially deals with the punishment of those that abuse and abandon animals. Yet here they are; the devil's advocate behind all the killings. This act is implemented in many parts of Malaysia except Sarawak which has only agreed to include 90% of the act- which is part of the problem that Chief Minister Douglas needs to address. However, we now need to turn out attention to the director of the DVS; Dr. Adrian Susin Ambud and urge him to stop this cruelty and to also ask for transparency as to where they've disposed the thousands of innocent dead bodies they once helped just 6 months ago. We see right through you Dr. Adrian and we will STOP THIS.  If you support this cause and want to help out and put an end to it even faster and you have social media please @borneopost #kuchingdogculling on Twitter and @ the Malaysian government and make your voice heard! Stand up for the poor voiceless defenseless animals that are getting murdered. Make them hear us and know we will not stand for such cruelty. Videos and pictures : There is a mass dog culling happening in Sarawak, Kuching, Malaysia. Thousands of defenseless innocent dogs will be beaten, dragged and killed from Jan 3-Jan 7 each day from 3pm-10pm. This was sprung onto the public with no notice the day before the event was stated to take place- many locals were not even aware of this and had no time to shelter their dogs and thus they were murdered.  The government is stating it's due to the rabies outbreak that happened last year which is why they have initiated this horrendous act. However, it doesn't make any sense as thousands of stray dogs were vaccinated last year against rabies so the ones that did have the virus would have died within 2 weeks, along with the cull they had also done which killed thousands of dogs. Malaysian animals deserve better and this is not the way to go. A spotlight needs to be shed on this terrible event -this is the second mass culling that the government has initiated in less than a year with people using guns and poison last summer. A conference was taken place after that first culling where there was an agreement of no future cullings - which is evident now that they LIED. Dogs are either dying on the streets from an overdose of the tranquilizer or tranquilized then thrown into trucks to be transported to a facility where they are awaiting their death. The public had been notified that if the dogs were claimed within 48 hours they would be released, however when many locals dropped by they were all refused and said they could claim the dead bodies after they had been killed. The authorities are killing ALL dogs on the streets whether they are strays or household pets with collars and tags. The animals that were vaccinated last year all have a mark on their heads and have particular collars that show they have been vaccinated yet the authorities are still killing every single one of them. Few good hearted locals are doing the best they can by sheltering as many dogs as possible but this needs to be broadcasted to the world to show the monstrous actions of Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Douglas Uggah Embas and how there are better ways to reduce stray populations with spaying,neutering, vaccinations and hefty penalties including jail time for animal abuse and abandonment.     

The Bailey Foundation
42,100 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Marc Demers, Paolo Galati, Christine Yoakim, Stephane Boyer, Daniel Hebert, Sandra Desmeules, Michel Poissant, David de Cotis, Jocelyne Frederic-Gauthier, Vesilios Karidogiannis, Aline Dib, Ray Khalil, Nicolas Borne, Gilbert Dumas, Virginie Dufour, Isabelle Tassoni, Sandra El-Helou, Aglaia Revelakis, Yannick Langlois, Claude Larochelle, Eric Morasse


English will follow ARRÊTEZ LA STÉRILISATION OBLIGATOIRE DES ANIMAUX DOMESTIQUES À LAVAL, QUÉBEC! À compter du 1er janvier 2018, tous les chiens et chats âgés de 6 mois et plus à Laval (Québec) doivent être stérilisés. Les raisons: réduire la surpopulation et le nombre d'euthanasie des animaux indésirables. La ville ne se soucie pas que les chats et les chiens sont des «êtres sensibles» - peuvent ressentir et avoir des besoins biologiques. L'an dernier (en 2016), le gouvernement du Québec a adopté le projet de loi en les reconnaissant comme tels. Mais Laval, bien que promouvant activement les adoptions sur son territoire, ne reconnaît toujours pas que les animaux domestiques devraient être respectés et qu'ils ont des droits. Qu'en est-il d'une personne retraitée vivant d'un revenu fixe? Qu'en est-il de tous les gardiens responsables qui ont eu leurs compagnons pendant des années et leurs animaux sont bien élevés? Qu'en est-il des gardiens qui utilisent les chiens pour des compétences spécifiques, comme la chasse ou la recherche d'objets? Ils devront maintenant débourser de l'argent, soit pour la stérilisation, soit pour obtenir une exception vétérinaire. Mais, il semble, qu'une telle exception ne peut être émise que s'il existe une condition médicale sous-jacente, interdisant la stérilisation. Tous nos chiens et chats en bonne santé n'ont aucune chance et doivent maintenant être mutilés. Il y a un problème ici - la loi n'est pas juste pour les deux: les citoyens et les animaux de compagnie. La ville n'a pas présenté de statistiques montrant le nombre d'interventions policières en raison de l'agression de chien. Aussi, contrairement à la croyance largement répandue que les animaux stérilisés vivront mieux, en meilleure santé et plus longtemps, les effets de la stérilisation sont dangereux pour la santé des animaux domestiques et peuvent augmenter nos factures médicales. La ville a consulté quelques professionnels avant d'adopter cette loi autoritaire mais aucun d'entre eux n'était un représentant de l'agence de protection des animaux et aucune consultation publique n'a eu lieu. Veuillez signer la pétition pour demander à la ville de Laval à reconsidérer. Il existe d'autres moyens, plus humains, de résoudre le problème. Starting on Jan. 1st, 2018 all dogs and cats aged 6 months and more in Laval, Quebec have to be sterilized. The reasons: to reduce overpopulation and number of euthanasia of unwanted animals. The city does not care that the cats and dogs are “sentient beings” - can feel and have biological needs. Only last year (in 2016) Quebec government passed the bill recognizing them as such. But Laval, although actively promoting adoptions on their territory, still does not recognize that pets should be respected and that they have rights. What about a retired person living on a fixed income?  What about all the responsible owners who have had their companions for years and their pets are well-behaved? What about the owners who use the dogs for specific skills, like hunting or finding objects? They will now have to dish out money, either for the sterilization or to obtain veterinarian exception. But it looks like such exception can only be issued if there is an underlying medical condition prohibiting sterilization. All our healthy dogs and cats have no chance and now have to be mutilated. There is a problem here - not only that the law is not fair to the citizens but also to the pets. The city did not present any statistics showing the number of police intervention due dog aggression but wants to implement one-size-fits-all solution. Also, opposite to wide-spread believe that sterilized pets will live better, healthier and longer lives, the effects of sterilization are hazardous to pets’ health and can increase our medical bills. The city consulted a few professionals before passing this authoritarian law but none of them were representatives of animal protection agency and no public consultation took place. Please sign the petition to ask the city of Laval to reconsider. There are other, more humane ways to address the problem.    

marta izabela
785 supporters