Thank you so much for your continued support to Humane Canada®, we are pleased to give you this update on the important work & game-changing protection happening for animals in Canada.
We are happy to share the great news that the Jane Goodall Act has been reintroduced! On March 22, 2022, Senator Marty Klyne reintroduced the new Bill S-241 with the support of Canada’s leading zoos and animal advocacy organizations, including Humane Canada. This game-changing legislation bans new captivity of great apes, elephants, big cats, bears, wolves, seals, sea lions, walruses, certain monkeys, and dangerous reptiles unless licensed for their best interests, including individual welfare and conservation, or non-harmful scientific research.
The Jane Goodall Act will ban the use of all designated animals in performance, and states that science, empathy, and justice require everyone to respect the biological and ecological characteristics and needs of animals. This Act will afford captive animals limited standing under the law, creates a permitting system for animal care organizations and will represent a unique coalition of government, animal welfare groups, and accredited Zoos. Stay tuned for more updates on this groundbreaking Bill.
On to a different bill, efforts are being made to re-introduce legislation to ban cosmetic testing. We continue to meet with officials on The Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, Bill S-214 that was introduced but died in 2019. You can learn more about the “Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act” on our website under ‘How to Help’.
Bill C-247, an Act to prohibit fur farming, proposes to put an end to commercial fur farming in Canada, following the success of an e-campaign by the House of Commons in which over 7000 Canadians called upon the Government to introduce a nationwide ban on fur farming for all species of animals.
The Liberal Party’s 2021 election platform contained several important commitments on animal welfare issues, and we are pleased to see them included in Ministerial mandate letters and developing legislation. You can learn more on how the Government is protecting animals in Canada on our website.
Thank you again for your support to Humane Canada and we look forward to keeping you updated on the progress being made to protect animals in our country.