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Urgent~ My Edumecation to "Make Your Voice Heard"

April 7th, 2011, 05:23 AM
On my soapbox :thumbs up and proud of it. :D

We, Sinead-Q-Public need to speak for those who cannot. We, Amil-Q-Public need to stop animal cruelty in all it's many guises now. We, Dao-Ming-Q-Public need a new law. And unless we, "the people", make our voices heard and demand political attention, our animal companions on this planet will continue to be viewed as disposable, private property.

Rainbow has posted a very important Sticky
<Make sure you see both the CBC and the CTV sites as they both have due dates for questions and remember, the most number of "same question" wins in a manner of speaking>

A little background...and please feel free to add to the edumecation and/or add to the links. However, if you dissent...I suggest you start your own thread. :cool:

The basis of our law was written in 1892. There have been few significant changes to this law. The wording of the current law provides so many loopholes that virtually anyone can "beat the rap" whether it's a case of puppymill horrors, livestock starvation or cock-fighting. BTW, did YOU know that is NOT illegal to train dogs to fight?

The changes made in 2008 may have increased penalties for those convicted BUT increased penalties mean nothing if the language of the law PREVENTS abusers from being investigated, charged and prosecuted. Some provinces have stepped up to the plate in provincial animal protection laws (:thumbs up to BC ~ you're getting there but it's not far enuf ~ see Rainbow's thread on Sled Dogs for more info). It's also important to understand that in animal protection, it's all about jurisdiction. Convicted in Ontario? Not a problem ~ you have no criminal record and can move to Quebec without a trace. Think about the horrors you've read about with road-side zoo's. Or, think about the man who bludgeoned his 5 Pomeranians to death in 2008 and received no punishment UNDER THE CURRENT LAW because they "died quickly".

Now, here is ONE link to one resource (a good one!). There are many, many resources out there. But remember that CBC has a timed entry for questions TODAY. So, again here is Rainbows link:

April 8th, 2011, 09:49 AM
You can also post a question to Green Party Elizabeth May here:

April 8th, 2011, 09:50 AM
check *S*

April 9th, 2011, 05:37 AM
I thought Elizabeth May didn't get an invite to the debate?