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Update posted 14 hours ago

Petition to Jane Philpott, Justin Trudeau, Ginette Petitpas Taylor

Make Canada An Animal Testing Free Country by 2020

https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1018 CANADIANS, Please sign, share & post the above link for parliamentary petition e-1018 that will make Canada an animal testing free country. It is the below change.org petition made into a parliamentary bill which can become law with enough OF YOUR support. E-1018 is supported by federal MP Don Davies. We have 120 days to get as many signatures as possible. So, PLEASE SIGN, SHARE AND POST THE ABOVE LINK AFTER SIGNING THIS PETITION BELOW. YOUR SIGNATURES WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS TO MAKE CANADA AN ANIMAL TESTING FREE COUNTRY. Dear Right Honorable Prime Minister Justin trudeau and GINETTE PETITPAS TAYLOR, the Right Honorable Minister of Health, all parliamentarians and Senators, we are a loving and respectful people that treats the helpless and those that cannot act or speak for themselves as the we treat the best Canadians. Please phase out animal testing in Canada by 2020. Europe is phasing out animal testing by 2025, we can do even better and stop animal testing by 2020. And in the meantime, please ensure that ITR labs of Montreal is independently investigated for throwing and hitting beagle puppies and killing them when they are around one year old. Self-governing and self-policing by such organizations and by the CCAC is not working and has not worked in Canadian history thus far as it relates to lab testing facilities. We also understand that ccac (Canadian Council of Animal Care) has an inherent conflict of interest by receiving funding from those that they investigate (testing facilities and those that they represent). Since ccac receives the majority of its funding from the Canadian government (which comes from we the taxpayers and voters) and since the ccac has never decertified a animal testing lab in the past fifty years of its existence, we ask that the Canadian government fully fund the CCAC to prevent any inherent conflict of interest and make CCAC accountable for their behaviour and practises. We, the people hope the ccac can redeem itself fully with full funding from the government (and no longer accept any lab testing funding) until animal testing is phased out and stopped in 2020. We the people call upon Prime minister Trudeau, all parliamentarians and Senators of Canada to make Canada an animal testing free zone by 2020. We are a people of love, respect and kindness. How we treat the least of us, is how we treat all of us. We know that Canada can do better than a D rating internationally from the World Animal's Animal Protection Index. Please make Canada an animal protected Sanctuary and end all animal testing in labs by 2020.

rhonda zabinsky
15,273 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to John Horgan, Carole James, Lana Popham, Adrian Dix, Rich Coleman, Dr. Andrew Weaver, Lawrence MacAulay

Ban Battery Cages in British Columbia

What’s the first thing you see when you wake up? What if it was a cage? What if every single day you woke up, you saw a cage? Would you enjoy that? I know I wouldn’t, and I know the over two million egg laying hens in B.C. don’t enjoy it either. They also hate being crammed together in these cages with on average less space than a standard piece of printed paper (94 square inches). That tiny space is all they will ever have for their entire lives. They aren’t treated like living animals, they’re treated like machines. They aren’t given a proper place to lay their eggs, nor are anywhere to dustbathe or perch. These are natural behaviours that are important to them, and it is extremely stressful and uncomfortable when they cannot perform these behaviours. To make matters worse, instead of dustbathing, hens are often forced to bathe in urine and feces that fall from other hens in cages stacked above. The list of welfare risks and cruelties that these animals endure on a daily basis is endless, which is why it's up to us to call on the government to ban this cruel and dangerous practice. Please sign this petition to urge Agriculture Minister Lana Popham and the B.C. Government to ban battery cages in our egg industry. This would not only benefit millions of neglected hens, but it would also drastically lower the risk of salmonella infection for B.C. citizens. A study by the European Food Safety Agency, which analyzed data from 5,000 egg farms in more than 20 countries found that eggs from battery caged hens were twenty-five times more likely to carry salmonella infection than uncaged free run hens! Momentum is building in the cage-free movement. Major food chains such as Mcdonald’s, Subway, Tim Hortons and Burger King have committed to sourcing only cage-free eggs in the future. Major grocers such as Loblaws, Metro, Sobeys and Walmart Canada have done the same. Recently, the Egg Farmers of Canada have pledged to end the use of battery cages by 2036. This is a big step in the right direction, but the 2036 timeline is ridiculously drawn-out. If the B.C. government truly cares about the safety of B.C. citizens and B.C. farm animals it must lead by example and ban caged housing in our egg industry, allowing a far shorter timeline. This is simply the right thing to do. - Ned Taylor UPDATE: Like our Facebook page to enhance the fight for a cage-free BC: https://www.facebook.com/Cage-Free-BC-1840004186274923/  Bibliography http://www.bcegg.com/farm-to-table/bc-egg-producers http://www.spca.bc.ca/animal-issues/farm-animal-welfare/farm-animals/egg-laying-hens.html http://www.choosecagefree.org/cage-free-benefits http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/pub/97r http://www.humanefood.ca/battery.html  

Ned Taylor
57,020 supporters
Update posted 5 days ago

Petition to Amy McQuaid-England, Rick Kerr, John Henry

Animal Rescues in Oshawa urgently need your help

The city of Oshawa's "Responsible Pet Owners Bylaw"  https://www.oshawa.ca/ uploads/16/ ResponsiblePetOwners14-2010. pdf does not currently provide any support or exemption for volunteer rescue organizations who use foster homes to support and rehabilitate dogs & cats in need.  Currently, the bylaw allows 3 dogs &/or 6 cats at any given time in one dwelling. In relation to animal rescue, this arbitrary limit has three significant implications.  First, it is a love of animals that leads people to volunteer and foster.  This dedication often develops from their love of their own animals, meaning that many volunteer foster families end up over the legal limit of 3 dogs &/or 6 cats.  These volunteers only want to support animals and do not set out to defy the law.  However, without an exemption to support foster families, these dedicated volunteers find themselves at odds with the city bylaws.  Second, many of the animals taken in by rescues have been poorly treated prior to coming into the rescue - many have been physically abused or neglected.  A shelter is a loud & scary place for any animal but it is especially traumatic for those who have already been abused and are fearful.  The place to rehabilitate these animals is in the home setting with other stable animals offering friendship and support to the traumatized animal.  Third, limiting the number of animals in foster care with volunteer organizations increases the number of animals in already over-crowded city funded shelters, further limiting available space for strays & other animals in need.  Additionally, by comparison, shelters are very expensive (cost of the building, heat, light, staffing...).  This costs tax payers' money.  After almost a decade of fostering dogs with physical handicaps and fear issues (from abuse & neglect), I now have to stop fostering because I was found to be over the 3 dog limit.  Each dog is well fed & cared for, has received appropriate vet care, and the fosters are progressing towards physical and psychological health.  However, only the number "3" matters - not the health of the animals, not the emotional impact of moving them before they are ready, not the level of care that they are receiving, not the references offered from the rescue and the vet clinic - only the number "3".  Being forced to move dogs out before they are ready and when it is clearly not in their best interest is devastating to me. In 2013, with the assistance of Animal Justice, http://www animaljustice.ca/, the city of Toronto amended their bylaws http://www.toronto.ca/ legdocs/municode/1184_349.pdf  to add an exemption for animals in foster care.  Amendment 349-5C states that the limit of 3 dogs &/or 6 cats "shall not apply to individual members of a rescue group who are keeping dogs or cats for or on behalf of that rescue group."  Note: within this document, a Rescue Group is defined as - "A not-for-profit or charitable organization, registered with Toronto Animal Services, whose mandate and practices are predominately the rescue and placement of animals, and facilitating the spaying or neutering of animals, for animal welfare purposes."  This common sense approach supports the animals, the rescue organizations, and the tax payer. We are asking Oshawa City Council to advocate for animals in need and support volunteer rescue organizations by incorporating a similar amendment into Oshawa's Responsible Pet Owners Bylaw.

Kimberley Mack
1,493 supporters