March 14, 2017

Providing an animal with physical necessities of life may not be enough to prevent legal distress.

September 18, 2016

“I do not know of any families that do not love their pets.”

~ Blaine Calkins, Member of Parliament for Red Deer—Lacombe speaking in opposition to Bill C-246, which would update Canada’s animal protection legislation

On September 28, 2016, Members of Parliament are expected to vote on whether to advance Bill C-246, the “Modernizing Animal Protections Act,” to the next stage of the parliamentary process. If MPs vote in favour of the bill, it will be forwarded...

September 14, 2016

On September 14, 2016, one of my colleagues spoke with the assistant to a Member of Parliament about Bill C-246. She was told that their office received more correspondence on Bill C-246 than on ANY other issue, to the tune of approximately 160 contacts. Clearly Canadians are passionate about seeing our government improve animal protection legislation. MPs must recognize this fact, respect the wishes of Canadians, and vote in favour of Bill C-24...

May 15, 2016


On Monday, May 9, Member of Parliament Nathaniel Erskine-Smith's private member's bill to modernize animal protection legislation, Bill C-246, had second reading in the House of Commons. The debate contained some surprises. Not surprising were the Members of Parliament who, despite what MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith said about the purpose of the bill in his eloquent and passionate opening speech, continued to suggest that the Bill would criminalize hunting, f...

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