Canada's Transport Laws Betray Animals
The much-anticipated 2019 changes to Canada’s outdated animal transport laws are still a nightmare for animals.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency ignored tens of thousands of Canadians who demanded strict time limits on transport, and protections for animals against frigid cold and sweltering heat. Instead of protecting animals, the government let well-funded meat, dairy, and egg industry lobbyists dictate the rules to protect their profits.
Under the new rules, animals can still be transported for days without food, water or rest. There are no temperature restrictions on transport, so animals will continue to be trucked in open-sided vehicles, exposed to all temperature extremes.
We’re incredibly disappointed that the government turned its back on vulnerable animals. Please tell your Member of Parliament that you believe it's unacceptable for animals to endure horrific suffering during transport. Animals deserve better!