Too often in Canada animal abusers do not face justice. Through your support, CFHS has been working to change that by building the National Centre for the Prosecution of Animal Cruelty - a training and resource program for Canadian Crown Counsel dedicated to securing animal cruelty prosecutions that result in more convictions with higher sentences. Created in partnership with Chief Animal Protection Officers, Crown Counsel in multiple provinces, and specialized veterinarians, we are in the final stages of development of a four part webinar series, a manual and an on-line case law database. Our launch is scheduled for January 2015.
We need your help on Global Giving Bonus Day to have all the documents, the case law database and training sessions translated into French. We need an additional $16,000 to make sure that all prosecutors in Quebec have equal access to these invaluable resources.
A quick word about us:
The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS) is the only national voice of Canadian animal welfare. We represent humane societies and SPCAs across the country working to build a humane Canada.
We value your support and ask that you help us today, on Global Giving Bonus Day, to achieve matching funds from Global Giving!
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Thanks to your support, CFHS is currently working with Canadian politicians to advance a comprehensive dog protection bill that protects working dogs (police, military, etc...), while advocating for more effective legislation to shut down puppy mills (and keep them closed) and make all aspects of dog fighting illegal.
In order to advance our work we are launching our next strategic initiative – a comprehensive research report demonstrating the scope and scale of the puppy mill problem in Canada. But we need your help on Global Giving Bonus Day to make this happen. We need an additional $20,000 to fund the research, writing, translation and distribution of this essential report that will be the first of its kind exposing these deplorable mills that operate behind glossy websites, innocent-looking on-line classified ads, and pet store sales. We will demonstrate the abuse that happens when puppies are a profitable product and animals aren’t protected by the law. Our legislators won’t be able to continue to ignore the devastating reality of puppy mill abuse. This report will be an invaluable tool in helping us push for change to animal welfare laws by exposing and closing markets for puppy mill operators.
Because of your donations, our highly skilled Code representative is at the table for the next round of negotiations with industry demanding better animal welfare for Chickens and Turkeys. With the recent expose on veal farms, CFHS is now preparing for a possible veal code negotiation.
To put our involvement in the Codes process in context, over the 2013/2014 timeframe our Code Representatives represented the welfare of almost 30 million at-risk farm animals. This can be broken down into: beef (12.8 million animals), equine (965,000 animals--2010 estimate), pig (12.7 million animals) and mink/fox: (2.6 million animals--2010 estimate). Now we add poultry and that takes the number up to almost 600 million at risk animals.
As a founding member of the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC), the CFHS has been improving living conditions for Canada’s farm animals since the Council’s inception in 2005. As a leader in establishing science-based standards, the CFHS negotiates with animal industry leaders to update and strengthen the codes that define standards for the treatment of animals used for profit – known as Codes of Practice.
This process does not happen overnight and, the final product requires an entire industry to accept in order for it to be effective. That's why your support is so important. Your funding has allowed the CFHS and its Code Representatives to continue to negotiate with industry groups to ensure that the highest levels of animal welfare and enrichment on Canadian farms are realized.
Your support helps us stay at the table, for many years in some cases, to ensure the well-being of Canadian farm animals.