It’s finally happened – an official government petition (e-123) is online and awaiting your signature to demand a ban on the import and sale of dog and cat fur in Canada.
This petition is not like those on social media sites – it is a real government of Canada petition that has been approved by the government and sponsored by MP Don Davies. As long as we get 500 signatures in the next 120 days, it will be introduced formally into the House of Commons.
Domestic dogs and cats, as well as raccoon dogs (who are a member of the canine family) are raised, kept in tiny cages, and eventually slaughtered for their meat and fur in many countries. Sadly, dog and cat fur remains legal to import and sell in Canada, despite the UK, United States, Australia, and the European Union all having prohibited the practice.
Numerous investigations, including one by the Toronto Star, have documented how these pelts make their way into Canada and onto products sold everywhere.
In recent years, now-retired MP Libby Davies introduced our paper petitions into the House of Commons, but under the Harper government, action was never taken. We fully expect that, with the aid of this new online petition, dog and cat fur will be banned from Canada.
And making a difference with petition e-123 is as easy as 1, 2, 3!
1. Register on the ePetition website
The government will recognize these petitions as formal documents, signed by Canadian citizens, so it’s important that you register and provide all of your personal information accurately. You can do so by clicking here. You will receive an email with a confirmation link – follow that, and you’ll be ready to start signing petitions.
3. Share this blog
Tell all of your friends, family, co-workers, neighbours, and everyone else you can think of about this petition and why they should sign it. You can use the social media buttons below to quickly share it.
Victory on this campaign will come swiftly – but we, and the animals, need your support to ensure everyone in Canada is aware of the need for a ban on the importation and sale of dog and cat fur. Thank you for signing and sharing this petition.
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