- Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
Scientific proof that farmed animals experience emotions, from pleasure to suffering, is already recognized by the European Union.
Yet factory farmers continue to cage or tether millions of animals in barren conditions, treating them as machines in a production line.
Organic farmers keep farm animals according to the ‘five freedoms’, a set of science-based farming principles set out by the UK Farm Animal Welfare Council:
1. Freedom from hunger and thirst.
2. Freedom from discomfort.
3. Freedom from pain, injury or disease.
4. Freedom to express normal behaviour.
5. Freedom from fear and distress.
Factory farmed animals experience none of these. Unremitting suffering is an ingredient of all factory farmed meat and dairy products. (WSPCA)
We, the undersigned, call on the government of Canada to take a stand and eliminate the operation, by multi national corporations, of all factory farms within our borders.
Nothing less will end the barbarism and torture sustained by billions of animals every year, and the growing environmental and health risks to Canadians.
The Factory Farming: Stop Canada's Disgrace petition to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada was written by Pamela Armster and is in the category Animal Rights at GoPetition.