The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies continues to educate Canadian Members of Parliament and Senators on the current state of Canadian animal welfare, including companion animals and farm animals.
Through the distribution of our Political Animal publication to the Senate and House of Commons, we are further engaging MPs on animal welfare in Canada and opening discussions on what is happening in their local constituencies.
You can access a digital copy of Political Animal at: http://cfhs.ca/law/
Our work to educate our lawmakers continues to gain momentum thanks to your support.
The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies continues to eduacte Canadians on the blight of puppy mills hiding in out-buildings and barns; typically selling their animals through pet stores or online.
One of our more innovative outreach vehicles for this program is through the FidoCARES tour. Managed by our Top Dog sponsor, Fido Solutions, this tour consists of a custom-built trailer that visits special events across the country educating people not only about Fido products, but also our Finding Fido program.
Tour stops for the near future include: Woofstock in Toronto, Canada Day in Ottawa, and Pawlooza in London.
Dogs are for life...Think Carefully, Choose Wisely, Love Deeply.
As the only national animal welfare organization represented on the National Farm Animal Care Council, the CFHS is tasked with the responsibility of advocating for the welfare of over 700 million farm animals across Canada.
One of the key farm animal codes currently being negotiated is the pork code. This code will determine a farmer’s responsibility to the welfare of his/her animals, including the amount of enrichment time that is needed and laying out a timeline to phase out the use of gestation stalls.
As we are influencing the process from one end, it is great to see retailers and major food services companies pushing for animal welfare reform from the other end. Recently, McDonalds and the Compass Group have made public their plans to only purchase humanely raised pork products.
More information on the Compass Group decision can be found here: http://www.mfablog.org/2012/03/worlds-largest-foodservice-company-announces-plan-to-cut-gestation-crates.html
More information on McDonalds can be found here: http://www.mfablog.org/2012/02/mcdonalds-announces-plans-to-phase-out-cruel-gestation-crates.html