While 32 countries around the world including Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom have passed laws recognizing that animals are sentient beings, Canada, the perpetual laggard in animal welfare laws, continues to pass draconian legislation like the Ag-Gag law in Ontario referred to below.
BREAKING: Ontario has voted to hide animal cruelty on farms.
The Ontario Progressive Conservative Government has just passed Bill 156: The Security from Trespass and Food Safety Act, without amendments to the ag-gag component.
Despite there already being trespass laws in Ontario and despite there already being little transparency on farms, Bill 156 was rammed through to specifically target and make it illegal for activists and whistle-blowers to expose animal cruelty.
The Animal Protection Party of Canada will be seeking opportunities to challenge Bill 156 on the grounds that it is a violation of Charter rights and that it will unreasonably limit the legitimate exposure of systemic animal cruelty for public scrutiny. We will also continue to fight to ensure that animal cruelty remains a central focus of debate on this issue. Animal suffering has been largely ignored by MPP’s in Ontario both opposed and in support of Bill 156.
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