Canada's animal cruelty laws have not been changed since 1982!
Currently, animal abusers get a maximum of 6 months in jail, $2,000 in fines and a ban on owning animals for 2 years. Bill C-50 proposes 5 year jail terms, up to $10 000 in fines and possible lifetime bans on owning animals. Stephen Harper is a cat lover, tell him it is time to step up and do the right thing for animals and Canada!
It is time to change Canada's outdated animal cruelty laws as they do not reflect the progress Canada has made as a society. Animals are more than property and Bill C-50 is an important piece of legislation in ending animal cruelty. Please, recognize that animal industry protesters misread the proposed bill and do not understand they are exempt because they are conducting 'lawful activities.' Do not listen to their claims that they will be persecuted. The only people who will be affected by this legislation are animal abusers and killers!