Animal Cruelty Legislation

 
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Jul 9, 2014

Animal Protection at the Federal Level

Working with progressive members such as the BC SPCA and the Montreal SPCA, the CFHS is developing a training course for Crown Prosecutors.  The objective of this training is to enhance Prosecutors' abilities to effectively prosecute and convict crimes of animal abuse. We are able to develop this training, in part, to your support through GlobalGiving.

The CFHS continues to consult with Justice and other departments on ways to enhance Canada's provisions around animal protection.

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 and Crown Prosecutors continues to gain momentum thanks to your support.

Mar 17, 2014

Animal cruelty legislation

The CFHS convened its members on Parliament Hill this past fall on November 19.  This annual reception with MPs and Senators was great opportunity for our members to discuss the role of the humane society and SPCA in local communities.  We had many return visitors, along with Minister of Justice, Peter McKay.

The CFHS continues to consult with Justice and other departments on ways to enhance Canada's provisions around animal protection.

 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.

Dec 13, 2013

Animal Protection Legislation

The CFHS convened its members on Parliament Hill his fall on November 19.  this annual reception with MPs and Senators was great opportunity for our members to discuss the role of the humane society and SPCA in local communities.  We had many return visitors, along with Minister of Justice, Peter McKay.

The CFHS continues to consult with Justice and other departments on ways to enhance Canada's provisions around animal protection.

 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.

Sep 16, 2013

Animal Cruelty Legislation in Canada

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/

The CFHS will be convening its members in Ottawa again this fall on November 19.  Once again, we will take this opportunity to host a reception for MPs and Senators to meet with our members to discuss their role at the local level.  Legislative change is a very slow process, but the CFHS continues to set the stage for substantial and meaningful change.

Our work to educate our lawmakers continues to gain momentum thanks to your support.

Jun 18, 2013

Dog Protection Legislation

The current animal cruelty sections of the Criminal Code of Canada (CCC) are shockingly out of date.  The wording of the CCC is largely unchanged since it was written in 1892 and enacted by Queen Victoria.  The CCC affords greater protection for cattle and other working animals “kept for a lawful purpose” and as such provides almost no protection for wild or stray animals.  It is extremely difficult to prosecute cases of neglect, such as puppy mills because of paradoxical wording in which the prosecution must prove “willful neglect”.

If nothing is done to enhance the current provision in the Criminal Code, dogs across Canada will continue to be exploited for profit with little to no protection under the law.

As the foundation for future advocacy activities to enhance the Criminal Code of Canada (CCC), the CFHS will create a ‘snapshot’ report on the Canadian puppy mill industry to help Canadians (public and politicians) better understand the scope and scale of this deplorable problem. As the basis of the CFHS Puppy Mill Report the CFHS will quantify the number of puppy mill dogs that are being sold on-line, identify where there are bans on the selling of dogs in pet stores, provide an overview of existing online restrictions and present a collection of case studies on what is currently being done to combat puppy mills across the country. 

The policy research presented through the CFHS Puppy Mill Report will be used to advocate for the modernization of the current animal cruelty provisions of the CCC so that enforcement officers and prosecutors have the laws they need to convict puppy mill operators of cruelty and put them out of business.

The CFHS Puppy Mill Report will protect dogs at risk (in puppy mills) by helping us enhance the CCC, closing loopholes that let abuses at puppy mills to continue.  Every year breeding dogs and their puppies suffer at the hands of puppy mill operators. 

Example: a 2011 puppy mill raid resulted in the rescue of 500+ dogs from a Quebec breeding facility.  The owners pleaded guilty to just 17 charges of animal cruelty and were subjected to a court ordered ban on operating a kennel for 2-years.  It’s likely that they will be back in business shortly.

The CFHS Puppy Mill Report will be the first of its kind in Canada to quantify the scope and impact of Canada’s puppy mill industry.  Therefore, it will be the ‘go-to’ research document for animal welfare organizations and government to rely on when making decisions about policy and legislation.  Enhanced protection through the CCC will result in more puppy mill seizures and convictions under the CCC. 

This report will impact the lives of all vulnerable dogs stuck in Canadian puppy mills while making Canada a more humane place to live for all Canadians.  

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David Dern

Ottawa, ON Canada

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