Thousands of signatures opposing the importation of dog and cat fur were introduced to the House of Commons last week by MP for Vancouver East Libby Davies.
The petitions, which have been signed across the country by our members and supporters, call on the government to ban the importation of dog and cat fur into Canada.
“Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House, as I have on many occasions, to present more petitions concerning the fact that every year hundreds of thousands of dogs and cats are brutally slaughtered for their fur in a number of Asian regions,” Ms. Davies said in the House. “These animals live in deplorable conditions. The petitioners call upon Canada to join the U.S., Australia, and the European Union in banning the import and sale of dog and cat fur. We are the only developed country without such a ban.”
When The Fur-Bearers have contacted the government before to request information on the importation of dog and cat fur, we’ve received the full gambit of responses.
Whether it’s concern over existing trade relations, or simply deferring to the Fur Council of Canada, the lobbying group for the fur industry, they’re simply excuses.
By raising awareness with the general public and continuing to push the government to act with petitions such as these, we can #MakeFurHistory.
We’d like to send out a huge thank you to Libby Davies for her ongoing work to protect fur-bearing animals in Canada and abroad.
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