Dear Animal Lovers, Advocates, Rescuers & Activists:
A note about MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith Bill C-246 proposal -- Because only 5% of Private Members Bills are passed, we desperately need Canadians to enlist their MPs' support to vote in favor of Bill C-246. This Bill, which bans shark fin, bans the importation and sale of cat and dog fur and its products, and brings humane regs for farm animal transport and slaughter -- it simply must be passed and it's up to us to make it happen. If you don't call your MP, and have the discussion, and you hear later it didn't get a vote, you'll know who to thank.
Check out what Liz White has to say about rescuers and advocates' capacities to talk to their MPs.
Liz White of Animal Alliance of Canada addresses the sophistication that is necessary in animal advocacy, to organize, voice concerns and build those critical relationships that will allow animal issues to resonate at higher levels of government, and allow for greater change in animal wellbeing:
I urge you all to consider this most seriously. To pass this Bill, it requires that we ALL contact our MPs. Over to you.