Alberta Should Regulate Farmed Animal Welfare Instead of Punishing Animal Advocates

CALGARY – National animal law organization Animal Justice is denouncing plans by Alberta Premier Jason Kenney to target animal protection advocates with unprecedented fines and jail time. Meanwhile, there are no regulations in Alberta, or anywhere else, that set welfare standards for the treatment of animals confined in farms, and no public inspections of the... Read more » Animal Justice
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Federal Government Hands Out Cash for Cruel Foie Gras Industry PR Initiative

The federal government announced a new subsidy this week to help promote the cruel foie gras industry in Quebec. According to a government news release, the Department of Agriculture and Agri-foods is giving $123,000 to Deschambault Animal Science Research Centre to research foie gras production, including the “optimal feed intake for ducks.” The government also claims... Read more » Animal Justice
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Have Your Say: Government Developing Food Policy for Canada

The federal government is developing Canada first-ever food policy! A national food policy would address the entire food cycle—from the moment seeds are planted, until the food is prepared and eaten. The policy will set a long-term vision for the health, environmental, social, and economic goals related to food, while identifying actions Canada can take in the short-term. The government’s stated goals are to:

increase access to affordable food; improve health and food safety conserve our soil, water and air; and grow more high-quality food.

The government wants to hear from you before July 27, 2017! This is an incredible opportunity to speak up against unsustainable animal agriculture, encourage the growth of healthful plant crops, and push for improved access to plant-based foods.

Have your say! Visit the consultation website to take the survey. Here are some key points that you may wish to include:

Are there any objectives missing?

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