Animal Cruelty Petitions Introduced in Parliament

Hansard – January 29, 2009

Presenting Petitions to Strengthen the Animal Cruelty Provisions in the Criminal Code

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I have a number of petitions here. The first one is a stop animal cruelty petition.

The petitioners have asked that the Criminal Code be amended so animal cruelty becomes a crime that is much more significant. To this day a number of different animal abuses have taken place including in my constituency in Windsor West where there has been basically no justice brought to bear.

The petitioners ask that this be changed and there is more respect with regard to animal cruelty in this country.

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I have another petition with regard to stopping animal cruelty.

There are hundreds of people who have asked for the animal cruelty act to be changed. We have a number of situations not only as I mentioned in Windsor West but also across the country where animals have been cruelly treated and where there has been no justice on the file.

A number of times Parliament has tried to correct this but it has not come to full fruition so the petitioners are asking that the Criminal Code be amended so there will be greater justice in animal cruelty.