The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs permits and compels that any POUND or SHELTER is REQUIRED TO SELL DOGS and/or CATS to the operator of a RESEARCH FACILITY in Ontario when requisitioned under the Animals for Research Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.A.22, s.20(6); 2005, c.2, s.2(4). Ontario is the only province left to remove this mandate.
Cats, dogs and other companion animals that are lost, abandoned, surrendered or otherwise under the care of pounds and shelters should not be sold or gifted for experimentation.
We petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows: To amend the Animals for Research Act to ban the gifting or sale of lost, abandoned, surrendered or homeless pets from pounds and shelters to research facilities.