Ontario could take a leadership rôle by being the first province in Canada to ban gestation crates (also called sow stalls) for pregnant pigs. Most breeding pigs are kept in crates that are barely bigger than the animal itself. They cannot turn around or lie down comfortably. They stand on concrete floors that are slatted to allow their waste to fall through to a pool of sewage below. They spend the four months of ...more »
Thousands of innocent family dogs have been victimized. Thousands of responsible owners have been & are unjustly & unfairly profiled! Ontarians want fair & effective legislation that improves public safety and reduces dog bites, not a ban pushed forward against all evidence and professional recommendations. Institute breed NEUTRAL laws that will remove the focus on a dogs appearance ...more »
Animal gas chambers are a barbaric way to end an animal's life. They do not die immediately and suffocate to death. It is a slow painful death and causes then extreme stress. It is already banned in many countries and should be banned here
Ontario needs to step up and ban the production and sale of foie gras. This practice is barbaric and immensely traumatic for the ducks. The conditions are filthy, crowded and there is a complete disregard for the pain and suffering inherent to foie gras production.
Here is an example of some of the cruelty in Quebec:
Electric binary prods used on animals (any) are the equivalent to using a taser on humans, and should be banned. Not only are they cruel and inhumane, their use is known to be illegal and a crime against humanity (their extreme voltage/use violates the rights of "all animal objects", which include all living animals, of which humans are included) -- we must hold those in power and authority accountable to their own rules ...more »
We should amend the OSPCA Act to require that any shelter in Ontario that wishes to euthanize a dog, has the permission of it's attending veterinarian or it's owner. The SPCA is required to get the consent of a veterinarian, but for whatever reason, they seem to be writing a lot of blank cheques recently. A woman named Gianna Tramontin left her 16 year old Husky in the backyard with some water and went to work. The ...more »
Some classrooms have small animals like gerbils, snakes etc included as part of their studies. However this is not enough to help children learn how to take care of the most common pets that Canadians have in their homes and lives -- dogs & cats. The latest survey done by Colin Siren of Ipsos Reid estimates that there are 7.9 million cats and 5.9 million dogs in Canada. Approximately 4 out of 10 households have at least ...more »