Puppy Mills = Puppy Cruelty

 
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Thank you for your support!  With your financial contributions we can make 2015 a banner year in the fight to eliminate the market for puppy mills.  To support our Finding Fido program, the CFHS launched the Choose Adoption campaign.  This national campaign is foucused on decreasing euthanasia rates and diminish the demand for animals inhumanely raised in puppy mills.

The identifying marker of this campaign is a branded teal ribbon, to elevate the concept of pet adoption by identifying an animal and/or its human companion as being associated with the pet adoption community.  The ribbon can be used in  many forms:  as a cloth ribbon to attach to an animal’s collar, leash or clothing, as a magnet to apply to vehicles and/or as a printed collar tag.  

Thank you again for your passion and support.  For more information about the Choose Adoption campaign, visit:  www.FindingFido.ca

Recognizing that we need lawyers who take the prosecution of puppy mill operators seriously, CFHS is launching a new and unique program called the National Centre for the Prosecution of Animal Cruelty (NCPAC). NCPAC designs and delivers training to the legal community that reflects current best practices in animal cruelty prosecution. NCPAC provides essential resources and crucial training to Crown prosecutors which supports them in effective prosecution of animal cruelty cases using the Criminal Code of Canada leading to more convictions and higher sentences.

The CFHS works hand-in-hand with our member experts, crown attorneys and veterinarians to ensure the most updated and innovative information is available and accessible to the legal community. NCPAC will bring together a community of crown prosecutors who will learn from each other and act as animal cruelty resource experts in their provinces. 

NCPAC will launch publicly in January 2015 and deliver the first set of four one-hour training modules in February. We see this as a vital part of our work to shut down puppy mills.

In addition, your donations continue to fund our 'Choose Adoption' ribbons and pins. Tying a 'choose adoption' ribbon on a dog’s leash or collar identifies them as an adopted animal and raises awareness about the value of giving a home to a shelter dog. A dog may end up in a shelter for many reasons including an unexpected move, allergies or issues with a landlord; most have nothing to do with the dog itself.  Learn about our Choose Adoption ribbon at  www.FindingFido.ca.

Thank you for your continued support. Together we are making a difference!

The CFHS is currently working with Canadian politicians to move 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 this fall  – a comprehensive research report demonstrating the scope and scale of the puppy mill problem in Canada. This report will be the first of its kind exposing these mills that operate behind glossy websites, innocent-looking Kijiji posts, 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 ignore the reality of puppy mill abuse. This report will be an invaluable tool in helping us push for change to animal welfare laws.

In addition, your donations continue to fund our 'Choose Adoption' ribbons and pins. Tying a 'choose adoption' ribbon on a dog’s leash or collar identifies them as an adopted animal and raises awareness about the value of giving a home to a shelter dog. A dog may end up in a shelter for many reasons including an unexpected move, allergies or issues with a landlord; most have nothing to do with the dog itself.  Learn about our Choose Adoption ribbon at  www.FindingFido.ca.

The CFHS is currently working with Canadian politicions to develop a comprehensive dog protection law that will protect working dogs (police, military, etc...), provide more effective legislation to shut down puppy mills (and keep them closed) and make all aspects of dog fighting illegal.

In addition, your donations have helped fund our 'Choose Adoption' ribbons and pins.  Many dogs sold in Canada come from puppy mills, which are horrible breeding operations where dogs are kept in cramped, filthy cages their whole lives, deprived of adequate food, attention, and veterinary care, and forced to give birth to litter after litter of puppies.  Tying a 'choose adoption' ribbon on a dog’s leash or collar identifies them as an adopted animal and raises awareness about the value of giving a home to a shelter dog. A dog may end up in a shelter for many reasons including an unexpected move, allergies or issues with a landlord; most have nothing to do with the dog itself.  Learn about our Choose Adoption ribbons HERE.

Stay tuned to find out how our meeting with the Justice Minister goes!  We'll be chatting about protection for dogs across Canada!

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 “wilful neglect”.

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

The CFHS is currently working with Canadian politicions to develop a comprehensive dog protection law that will protect working dogs (police, military, etc...), provide more effective legislation to shut down puppy mills (and keep them closed) and make all aspects of dog fighting illegal.

In addition, your donations have helped fund our 'Choose Adoption' ribbons and pins.  Many dogs sold in Canada come from puppy mills, which are horrible breeding operations where dogs are kept in cramped, filthy cages their whole lives, deprived of adequate food, attention, and veterinary care, and forced to give birth to litter after litter of puppies.  Tying a 'choose adoption' ribbon on a dog’s leash or collar identifies them as an adopted animal and raises awareness about the value of giving a home to a shelter dog. A dog may end up in a shelter for many reasons including an unexpected move, allergies or issues with a landlord; most have nothing to do with the dog itself.  Learn about our Choose Adoption ribbons at:www.cfhs.ca/info/3987

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Barbara Cartwright

Ottawa, ON Canada

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