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February 15, 2017

I hear a lot of people say that, if only animals were not considered mere property in Canada’s Criminal Code, but sentient beings with rights, they would be better protected or served by the courts. I cannot picture exactly how granting animals legal rights would work in court so I don’t know if it would be the ultimate solution, but I don’t think so. Removing animals from within the property section in the Criminal Code would certainly be a philosophical v...

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

POSTSCRIPT:
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...

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