Undercover footage of penned dog hunting released

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A penned hunting dog. Investigative photo provided by Animal Justice.

The Fur-Bearers is joining Animal Justice and several other non-profit organizations in calling on the Ontario government to end the practice of penned dog hunting in the province. This comes as new undercover footage is released by Animal Justice showing the cruel reality of penned dog hunting.

A joint letter signed by Animal Justice, World Animal Protection, The Fur-Bearers, Humane Canada, Zoocheck, Humane Society International/Canada, Animal Alliance of Canada, and Coyote Watch Canada was sent to Graydon Smith, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, urging the province to cancel its plans to expand its penned dog hunting license regime.

In spring of 2023, the Ontario government proposed new amendments to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act that would allow new licenses or transfer of existing licenses for ‘train and trial areas’, where wildlife such as coyotes, foxes, and rabbits are held captive and chased, harassed, and killed by hunting dogs. More information about penned dog hunting and these changes can be read on our blog here.

A new undercover exposé released by Animal Justice reveals the cruel reality animals face in dog hunting pens. The undercover footage taken at an Ontario dog hunting facility shows the horrific practices that take place in these facilities, exposing the suffering that dogs and wild animals experience in hunting pens. More information about the undercover footage can be seen by visiting Animal Justice’s webpage by clicking here.

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Take Action!

Contact the Ontario’s Minister of Natural Resources, Graydon Smith, and tell him to cancel plans to allow new licenses for dog hunting pens and transfer of existing licenses by emailing minister.mnrf@ontario.ca. Canadian residents may also use the one-click form below.

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