MASSE TABLES THOUSANDS OF ANIMAL CRUELTY PETITIONS

39:2 Hansard - 65 (2008/3/12)

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP):
Mr. Speaker, the second set of petitions is related to animal cruelty. The petitioners are calling for changes to the animal cruelty laws, which have not been dealt with since 1892.

It is important to note that thousands of people in my area alone have signed the petition to update the animal cruelty laws.

The member for Windsor—Tecumseh has been active on this case and we are looking forward to seeing him bring amendments to the Senate bill.

It is important to note that this law has not changed since 1892 and New Democrats have been pushing for more responsible animal cruelty legislation in this country.