Ontario Wants to Reverse Ban on Penned Dog Hunting
Ontario wants to bring penned dog hunting back to the province—where hunters use dogs to chase and kill terrified coyotes, foxes, and rabbits.
Penned dog hunting was slated to be phased out back in 1997, and now there are only a handful of these cruel facilities left. But the provincial government is now planning to allow new ones to open up.
In penned hunts, hunters cage sensitive coyotes, foxes, and rabbits inside large pens so they can be used as live bait. The hunters set dogs loose on the animals, who have nowhere to hide, and are usually injured or killed by the dogs.
The vast majority of Canadians oppose killing animals for sport. Penned dog hunting causes significant distress to animals, and is nothing more than a disturbing form of entertainment for a small group of extremist sport hunters.
Take action today! Tell Ontario to keep the ban on cruel dog hunting pens.