I figure I would start a thread on the victories of people doing what needs to be done.
Some may believe what can be done well some are working on the solutions.
Here is one to start with.
Not sure of the language in the video but worth every minute of it.
this isn't so much a victory, but it might become one:
one of these has to do with animal cruelty.
Dr. Hedy Fry’s bill: An Act to amend the Criminal Code (animal cruelty)
• Introduces the term ‘negligent’ and defines it as “departing markedly from the standard of care that a reasonable person would use”;
• Makes it an offense to kill any animal without a lawful excuse. Lawful excuse includes: hunting, fishing, farming, euthanasia, and protection of life and property. THESE PRACTICES ARE FULLY PROTECTED;
• Makes it an offence to kill an animal with ‘brutal or vicious intent’, whether or not the animal dies immediately;
• Introduces a definition of ‘animal’ and defines it as “a vertebrate, other than a human being”;
• Includes specific offences for poisoning, injuring or killing a law enforcement animal while it is working;
• Moves animal cruelty out of the property section of the criminal code to better reflect contemporary Canadian values of seeing animals not merely as chattel but as beings capable or pain and suffering;
• Makes it an offense to train an animal to fight or receive money for animal fighting and training;
• Applies to all vertebrates equally whether or not they are owned or un-owned (wild, stray, etc.);
• Allows for a lifetime prohibition on future animal ownership (up from the current maximum of two years) and a minimum five-year prohibition for second or subsequent offences;
• Allows judges to order anyone convicted of cruelty to animals to pay restitution (such as veterinary bills and shelter costs) to the animal welfare organization that subsequently cared for the animal(s).
• Provides greater flexibility in sentencing by allowing animal cruelty crimes to be prosecuted as summary conviction or indictable offenses. Maximum penalties for an indictable offense would increase to a jail term of up to five years and unlimited fines; and for summary convictions, a maximum jail sentence of up to eighteen months and fine of up to $10,000.00.
considering canada's animal protection laws are deliberately kept a century out-of-date by those who profit from abusing animals, this is at least another small move in the right direction by a political party that has historically prevented progress in this area.
wow this is huge. Especially in this un-canadian government.
Last night I went to an event that was held by The Humane Education Network
A local education outreach group for animal welfare.
It was held in a old theatre and it seemed like over 200 people showed up.
The speakers are here.
It was great and I really liked the Q and A at the end. It allows people to get off their chest what they want to know or express.
A young man from the she sheppard was their and he said the only way that things where effected was when they did what they had to do within the laws. :-)
A young 8 year old named Mallory was at the event she gave a wonderful presentation on saving orca. She was inspired by watching the movie. She has written out to the authorities in charge and protested on the streets here so many miles away. So when people are looking for inspiration here is her.
sounds great bigG!
I think you would of like the Sea Sheppard's attitude of the criminals need to be addressed of their criminal actions.
The horse slaughter industry which is trying to get a strong foot hold into the country is barbaric with the killing houses using stun guns that do not work the first time and repeatly try causing alot of suffering for the horses. The screams of the boar pig after the teeth are pulled with rust instruments and nose bashed is horrible.
Glad they had that information their some left the room and some could not look or see but many did.
The neat thing was their was a lot of older people their maybe they are at the point life where they have had enough.
What is interesting is sometimes you need to cease moments. I was educated at the show of the annual hunting of the bears in spring and fall here in our province. This has been banned in Ontario.
It is a devilish way they do it. First they set up containers with food in it and than of course the bears are drawn to them. Especially after hibernating for a long time. So the morons do it for a while then eventually they set up shop in a tree and shoot the bears.
These cock roach vomit can not tell which is a male or female so many times they kill the mother which has infant cubs.
One lady is trying to stop this stupid ritual.
it would be smart to maximize the opportunity especially with this story tied in and all the media hype.
I will be contacting this person myself and a number of others.
and we are trying to find out from one of the speakers who shared this brutal event with us who else to contact.
that could well be and may be they've wanted to speak out, but in their time it was much harder to do so.
when people are around other like minded people it is amazing what can be done for both evil and good.
I agree now with the internet things are much more efficient well I guess it depends on the person behind the keyboard.
I think with Mallory the young girl she inspired a number of people in the stands to the point one older lady took the micraphone and congratulated her.
Maybe the world needs more mallory's for others to do be inspired.
ya you are right.
mallory likely reminded some people how they used to be a long time ago.
here's one from twyla's group cefta about tim horton's taking a stand finally
Injured sows confined to sow stalls in Ontario barn
Dear CETFA Supporter,
This is awesome stuff. Again the consumer "people" have lots to do with how the human world operates.