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We are sorry to report bad news regarding proposed Canadian legislation designed to cover up animal cruelty on farms and threaten jail time for animal advocates who expose animal suffering and abuse. Please take a moment to read the information below from Animal Justice and take the actions they suggest below. Thank you!
|On Monday, Oct. 16th, the House of Commons Agriculture Committee approved federal ag gag Bill C-275. 🙁|
This was a shock to Animal Justice as we’d been assured by Liberal MPs that there would surely be amendments to this flawed and dangerous bill.
Some Liberal and NDP MPs on the committee tried really hard to improve the bill to address these concerns, but they were blocked by the rest of the committee.
As you probably know, Bill C-275 is designed to cover up animal cruelty on farms and threatens to jail animal advocates who expose animal suffering and abuse.
During the committee hearings, Animal Justice and other advocacy organizations were clear that not only does the bill undermine transparency and animal protection, it’s very likely unconstitutional.
Now we have to fight to get MPs to vote against the bill when it comes up for a final vote in the House of Commons in the next few weeks.
Also, could you please SEND, via email or social media messaging, this Animal Justice petition/auto-email form to 10 people right now?
If you’re on Facebook and want to do one more step, please share Animal Justice’s Facebook post with the petition.