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Bill C-50 NEW LAW?

November 10th, 2005, 05:25 PM
Criminal Code in Canada: Bill C-50

The new bill moves animals out of the property section of the Criminal Code,
and provides tougher punishments for killing or harming an animal, or for
failing to provide adequate care. On May 16, 2005, Justice Minister Irwin
Cotler reintroduced animal cruelty legislation in the House of Commons which
will amend the Criminal Code.

The new legislation is known as Bill C-50.
Although this is the fifth time similar legislation has come before
Parliament - on four previous occasions the legislation has died when
elections were called. Read more
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write to the Honourable Irwin Cotler in support of Bill C-50 and write to
your MP urging them to support the legislation.