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Canada Just Banned Whale & Dolphin Captivity. But What Happens to Animals Already in Tanks?

Animal Justice June 11, 2019

On Monday, June 10, Canada passed Bill S-203, groundbreaking legislation to outlaw whale and dolphin captivity. Once the bill comes into effect, it will be a criminal offence to capture wild whales and dolphins from the ocean, confine them in tanks, breed them, or make them perform. The import or export of whales and dolphins… Read more » Animal Justice

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Parliament Passes Historic Ban on Whale & Dolphin Captivity 

Animal Justice June 10, 2019

OTTAWA – National animal law organization Animal Justice is applauding Parliament for passing Bill S-203, historic legislation that bans keeping whales and dolphins in captivity. The House of Commons voted in favour of the bill at third reading today. “This is a watershed moment for whales and dolphins, and powerful recognition that our country no… Read more » Animal Justice

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Senate Moves to Include Whale Captivity & Shark Fin Ban in Government Fisheries Bill

Animal Justice May 15, 2019

The Canadian government is taking firm steps to ensure that whale captivity and the shark fin trade are banned before the next election.

Senator Peter Harder, government representative in the Senate, introduced amendments at the Senate Fisheries Committee this week to Bill C-68, government fisheries legislation. The amendments incorporate a whale and dolphin captivity ban, which is also proposed in Bill S-203, and a ban on the trade of shark fins, which is also proposed in Bill S-238. Both of these private members bills have received considerable support from Canadians, and are currently being considered by the House of Commons. However, time is running out for the House of Commons to pass the bills before the end of June, when Parliament wraps up and election season begins.

By including these protections for whales, dolphins, and sharks in Bill C-68, the government fisheries bill, there is an even stronger chance that these important measures will become law before the parliamentary session ends.

Once Bill C-68 clears the Senate Fisheries Committee, it will be debated and voted on by the Senate, and will then be re-approved by the House of Commons.

Animal Justice applauds the government for its efforts to make sure cruel whale and dolphin captivity is outlawed, and that the brutal trade in shark fin products is eliminated in Canada.

 

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    Hi SCARS, A year ago today (August 18) we adopted our angel, Ali. She has been amazing and fit into our family perfectly. She now loves camping and quadding and hiking and exploring every tree she walks by. We couldn’t thank you enough for giving us a chance to bring her to a new

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    Hi SCARS, here is an update on Brucie. It has been 3 months since we have became his " Forever Family" and we are so grateful to have him in our lives! We think that he was primarily an outdoor dog (previously) because it took him a little while to learn how to play

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  • Martin

    by on September 1, 2019 - 0 Comments

    We welcomed Martin into our family in February of 2011. He quickly melted into our family, becoming best friends to our beagle, and helping us establish our equestrian centre. He is our barn ambassador, welcoming all of our clients at their car doors, hoping to get a scratch, tummy rub or maybe even a

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  • Dozer (formerly Azzo)

    by on August 25, 2019 - 0 Comments

    Hello SCARS! I just wanted to pop in and give you an update on Dozer (formerly Azzo). He is the most LOVEABLE big boy ever!   Dozer continues to amaze us every day. He currently knows 8 different tricks and many commands. He loves to play with the kids and is always watching out

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  • Olive and Clover

    by on August 25, 2019 - 0 Comments

    Hello SCARS!  This month we celebrate 5 wonderful years with Clover, and, in February, we will celebrate 5 wonderful years with Oliver! When we first brought Clover home in August of 2014, she was a very timid, scared and nervous dog who did not trust humans at all.  Clover was around 10 or 11

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