Friday, September 18, 2009

"Pretty's" Day. Animal Cruelty Laws and Petition.

Today I had to meet Kenya, my SPCA boss at Petco in the next town.   "Pretty" had to have her stitch out, be vaccinated, get ear medicine, and have her picture taken.  They can't use the pictures that I take.  Something about the way they have to go onto the Petfinder.com site.  We still haven't figured out why the vet didn't use dissolving stitches on the outside.  Pretty wasn't crazy about the van ride, but she got used to it.  She enjoyed seeing the sights at Petco, and watched us set up all the cages for Adoption Day tomorrow. As you can see, Pretty is still skinny, but she has put on over a pound.  She wouldn't have lasted much longer roaming the streets after she was abandoned.  I don't know how people can do that!

Traveller commented on my blog last Wednesday, the one about the cat walking,  and said... "Hey there, please take a sec and sign my petition, which is linked on my blog, asking the Canadian government to include animal rights in the constitution. And ask others to sign too.""
http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/put-animal-rights-into-the-constitution/sign.html  This can be signed by US residents, and anyone else, so please do your part and sign to help the animals north of the border.

Horses from the US are trucked there for slaughter, so we want our horses treated humanely before they are killed to make dog food.

It is difficult for me to understand why a big country like Canada would not have animal cruelty laws in force today.

PS. I will amend this to say: It is difficult for me to understand why a big country like Canada would not have SATISFACTORY  animal cruelty laws in force today, due to Rick's comment.
Here was what I had already researched before I wrote this post:
http://cfhs.ca/news/new_animal_cruelty_law/
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/699331695  Another petition.
http://cfhs.ca/features/help_us_stop_bill_s_203/
http://cfhs.ca/law/federal_legislation/
http://www.ifaw.org/ifaw_canada_english/join_campaigns/national_and_regional_efforts/stop_animal_cruelty_in_canada_support_anti-cruelty_laws/index.php
My humble opinion, I think it ought to be in the Constitution in any country.
Canada, like a lot of countries, doesn't seem to have anything to REALLY protect the animals, and REALLY punish the offenders, today.

1 comment:

Rick and Paulette said...

"It is difficult for me to understand why a big country like Canada would not have animal cruelty laws in force today."

It is difficult for me to understand how you could print this in your blog without checking to see if it's true, because it's not.

Animal cruelty has been prohibited in Canada since Confederation. Animal Cruelty is a criminal offense in Canada just as in the U.S.

Animal rights are not included in the U.S. Constitution either. They, like Canada, have several laws, including the criminal code, to prosecute offenders.