This Law Would Strike a Blow Against Wild Animal Captivity in Canada - Take Action
Parliament returns on September 19, and a senate bill known as the Jane Goodall Act will soon face its first vote. The bill would help protect many exotic wild animals from being kept in zoos and private homes.
If passed, the bill would represent a tremendous step forward for exotic and wild animals and do the following:
• completely phase out elephant import, breeding, and captivity;
• limit the ability of individuals and most zoos to import, keep, or breed wild animals in captivity, including big cats, bears, many monkeys, wolves, sea lions, walruses, and dangerous reptiles like crocodiles and snakes;
• allow the federal government to restrict the captivity of additional species in the future;
• grant limited legal standing to an animal so that their best interests can be taken into account by a court, in the event of a conviction for violating the Jane Goodall Act.
Wild animals’ needs can never be met in captivity, which doesn’t come close to replicating diverse natural habitats. But the bill is still a big step because Canada’s current laws for zoo animals are abysmal.
Take action today and show your support! Add your name to tell government ministers and Senate caucus leaders to support the Jane Goodall Act.