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e-333 (Use of animals in research)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Laura-Leah Shaw from Vancouver, British Columbia, on May 4, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
Animal experimentation
Animal rights and welfare
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • We are deeply concerned at the extent of animal use in both private and publicly funded scientific research in Canada;
  • We are shocked and saddened to learn that many of the animals involved are made to endure severe pain that is near, at, or above, the pain tolerance threshold of unanesthetized, conscious animals; and
  • The studies may be of long duration, after which the animal may be killed or 'recycled' for use in further experiments.
We, the undersigned, Citizens or residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to implement an immediate ban on any scientific research on animals that falls under Canadian Council on Animal Care Categories of Invasiveness D & E. These experiments involve the highest levels of pain and distress to the animal. We further urge Parliamentarians to call for a re-evaluation of the use of animals given the availability and superiority of modern technological alternatives. Please make Canada a North American leader in the use of human-based approaches that are proving more effective, cost-efficient and humane.
Vancouver Kingsway
NDP
British Columbia
Petition presented to the House of Commons on October 26, 2016
Government response tabled on December 9, 2016
Open for signature : May 4, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : September 1, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
384
British Columbia
947
Manitoba
113
New Brunswick
55
Newfoundland and Labrador
24
Northwest Territories
4
Nova Scotia
94
Nunavut
2
Ontario
1669
Prince Edward Island
14
Quebec
399
Saskatchewan
57
Yukon
7
Other Countries
43
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