- Canadian and U.S. and all Governments
Petition to change existing laws regarding domestic animals.
The Honourable Robert Nicholson, P.C., Q.C.
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
Michael Mukasey Attorney of the United States
All Justice Ministers of all Countries
At this time laws in Canada and the United States of America state that domestic dogs and cats are considered property, and have no rights as sentient beings.
We, at the Canadian Voice for Animals Foundation, call upon both countries to change the law. Dogs and cats that are adopted should be designated as companions and the adopters should be called the guardians of any such animals. As guardians they would be responsible for any harm to the adoptee.
Every day of the year a dog or cat is abused by their owners, and if and when the abuser is found he/she is given a slap on the wrist. Laws need to be passed by both governments to ensure that animal abusers are punished to the full extent of the law.
Laws at present are lax and should be changed to state that all animal abusers will be sentenced to at least one year in prison with no chance for parole, and be banned from ever having an animal in their possession.
Laws need to be passed for second time abusers. A mandatory sentence of ten years in prison, with no chance for parole, and banned from ever having an animal in their possession.
Canadian Voice for Animals Foundation
The Animals are Sentient Beings petition to Canadian and U.S. and all Governments was written by Earle Bingley and is in the category Animal Rights at GoPetition.