View Full Version : Canadian Anti-Cruelty Bill in Jeopardy! Urgent Action Needed!

06-13-2003, 06:52 PM
Your help is urgently needed to ensure the passage of tough new Canadian anti-cruelty legislation without amendments. Canada's elected House of Commons passed Bill C-10B--an act to amend the crimes against animals sections of Canada's Criminal Code, but the Senate is insisting on including three major amendments to this critical anti-cruelty legislation: Remove the entire offence of "kills an animal without lawful excuse" and insert the words "unnecessary death" into the clause prohibiting the "causing unnecessary pain, suffering or injury to an animal." This would be like combining murder and aggravated assault into one offence.

Create special status for particular groups of people.

Provide for the defence that an animal is property and the infliction of pain or death is an acceptable excuse during certain activities. On Monday, June 16, 2003, the Senate will vote on whether or not to amend Bill C-10B. Your help is urgently needed to prevent these amendments from passing! Please contact the head of the liberals in the Senate and tell her that you expect liberal senators to vote with their own government in the House of Commons and against these amendments!

The animals are running out of time--please e-mail Sen. Sharon Carstairs at carsts@sen.parl.gc.ca today!