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Animal Justice Submits PEI Animal Law Recommendations

Animal Justice Canada announces its submission to the Department of Agriculture and Forestry (“DOAF”) recommending stronger legislative protection for companion and farm animals in Prince Edward Island.

“Animal Justice Canada is pleased that PEI’s Minister of Agriculture and Forestry George Webster has invited us to make a submission as part of the Department’s ongoing efforts to improve protection for animals. We look forward to the amendments to PEI’s animal welfare laws that will result from the Department’s review process,” said Nicholas dePencier Wright, Executive Director of Animal Justice.

Prince Edward Island has been conducting a comprehensive review of animal welfare legislation for over three years, prompted by the 2010 conviction of puppy mill operator Bud Wheatley. Following significant criticism from both the public and the courts, the DOAF committed to improving its internal practices as well as provincial legislation that protects animals.

Animal Justice has submitted a 13-page letter of recommendation to the DOAF, focussing primarily on the Companion Animal Protection Act, the Dog Act, and the Animal Health and Protection Act. The submission can be read here HERE.

Animal Justice Canada is an incorporated Registered Charity dedicated to advancing public knowledge of animal practices and preventing the abuse and killing of animals through the enforcement of existing laws.

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