New Federal Animal Welfare Legislation Announced

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On Monday, June 10th, Canada made history with the passing of a federal bill, phasing out and banning the practice of holding cetaceans – such as whales, dolphins and porpoises – in captivity in Canada.

Read more here. 

We are pleased that the Federal Government has made this significant change for cetaceans.

However, as this news made headlines across the country this week, the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society points to the need to overhaul provincial animal welfare legislation that is failing animals who are kept in captivity for commercial gain.

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society has established a task force dedicated to developing new provincial animal welfare legislation that reflects the need for both greater protection and social justice for animals. This work will set that stage for new legislation, including stronger regulations prohibiting the use of animals in entertainment, providing for the protection of pets and farm animals and establishing their status as sentient beings under the law.

This is your opportunity to be heard and contribute to the changing landscape of animal welfare in our province!

Be a voice for animals by completing a short survey that will assist the government in shaping better laws for animals in Ontario.

Thank you for being a champion for animals. Together we will change the future!