Target: Paul Glover, President of Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Goal: Strengthen Canada’s animal transport regulations.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is planning on changing animal transport regulations, which are currently very loose. This is a chance to make the lives of the animals trapped in the meat, dairy and egg industry a little more humane.
The current proposition would still force animals to go extreme lengths of time without food, water or rest. Transportation times would be up to 24 hours for chickens, 28 hours for pigs and horses and 72 hours for chicks. In addition, electric prods would still be allowed and overcrowding is not defined.
It is time to strengthen these regulations and improve the lives of the millions of animals trapped in the meat, dairy and egg industries. Please sign this petition to make a difference in these animals’ lives.
Dear Mr. Glover,
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is planning on changing its regulations when it comes to animal transport. Right now the regulations are quite loose, and the proposed regulations are not much better. It is time to make big changes in order to improve the lives of these animals.
The current proposed regulations would still allow electric prods to be used, does not properly define overcrowding, does not include weather restrictions and allows animals to go without food, water and rest for very long amounts of time. It would be up to 24 hours for chickens, 28 hours for pigs and horses, and 72 hours for chicks.
Please consider making stricter regulations when it comes to animal transport. These animals already face unimaginable horrors daily, the least we can do is make their lives filled with a little less cruelty.
[Your Name Here]
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