Canada, wake the f!@k up! We project an image of peace, compassion, and empathy, yet we participate in morally questionable activities involving animals and have absolutely no regard for their rights or worth. Our laws allow molestation of animals, our laws allow repeat offenders to receive nothing short of a slap on the wrist. The fact is, our tax dollars are contributing to the slaughter of innocent babies in the name of profit. Canada is not as empathetic and peaceful as we've been lead to believe now is it?
Bothered and want to help? Visit the Humane Society International's website to find out how!
Also, take the time to use your voice! Send your complaints into the Prime Minister's inbox(https://pm.gc.ca/eng/connect) or contact your local MP and find out what you can do to help. At this very moment, babies are being killed. We can't allow the government to think we stand for this barbaric earning of money in the name of blood.
Easter means a lot of different things to different people. If you're a religious person, the sentiment is obvious while if you're a child, it's about the baskets filled with wonderful sweet treats. If you're a bunny, easter is a very sad time full of abandonment. Bunnies are the third most adopted pet in America and also the third most abandoned.
As the article states, people have many misconceptions about bunnies in regards to their care, their lifespans, and the importance of providing them with a loving home. They are not gifts to be given at Easter to children who may or may not understand how to care for them. They are living beings that require love, patience, and care.
Bunnies can live up to 10 or more years and are not a gift to give to someone who is not ready for that kind of commitment. Unfortunately, they are given up all too frequently because people are not ready to commit themselves to these precious little animals and therefore end up at adoption centers soon after Easter is over.
If you're considering getting a bunny, please consider not only the commitment you must be willing to make but consider the bunnies themselves. These beautiful, adorable animals are not fly by night gifts, they are living beings who will provide you with love and lots of fun. Do your homework before adopting so that you are prepared for the challenges ahead. Know their diets, study their actions, and be ready for everything that comes along with owning a pet. Don't let these bunnies suffer because of our own selfishness.
When a story like this comes out, I am reminded how important it is for me to continue to fight for animal rights in Canada.
A P.E.I. woman was found guilty of animal cruelty charges stemming from an investigation of her property back in January. She was handed a 5 year ban on owning animals, 2 years probation, and a $100 dollar fine to be paid over two years. Sounds fair no?
The problem with this ruling is that this woman has already been banned from owning animals in 2 other provinces. This likely means there were animal cruelty charges brought upon her in these places as well resulting in the bans. She's a repeat offender, someone who has been repeatedly busted for animal cruelty. Does the law even take that into consideration?
Animal cruelty simply does not come with appropriate punishment in Canada. Our animal rights laws are so severely outdated that animals have virtually no rights when it comes to the law. How the hell can you be busted for animal cruelty over and over again and pay a fine of $100!?! The value of an animal's life is worth so much more than 50 dollars a year. It's so ridiculous to think that in 2017, someone can repeatedly put animals in harm's way and be slapped on the wrist.
When will our Government step up and make animals a priority? It's been over 100 years since our animal cruelty laws have been updated. 100 years! With vegetarian & vegan lifestyles becoming more prevalent, there is a shift in the way our community wants to see animals treated. They are not commodities, items, or gifts. They are family, and it's about time that people who mistreat or abuse them are punished accordingly.
CANADA - WAKE UP!
Stay educated and remain involved in animal welfare. Together, we can all make a difference!