Horrific Dog Killing Prompts Renewed Calls for PEI Trapping Ban

OTTAWA – National animal law organization Animal Justice is renewing its call for the PEI government to restrict or even ban the cruel practice of trapping. The call comes after the West Prince Graphic reported on the heartbreaking death of a dog named Cooper, who was killed in a beaver trap set on public land. Cooper’s guardian, Lynda Fortin, tried desperately to free him from the trap but she was unable to pry it open, and Cooper died in her arms.

Companion animals are at constant risk of being killed and injured in these killing devices, in part because provincial regulations are weak and heavily biased in favour of trappers. Traps can legally be set on Crown land in PEI, even though the provincial government encourages the public to hike on public land and bring their dogs along. Like Cooper, a dog named Caper was killed last year in a baited snare set near a provincial trail.

PEI also allows traps to be set as near to residential homes as trappers wi…

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Animal Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Animal Justice Canada Legislative Fund is working to enshrine meaningful animal rights into Canadian law, including the right of animals to have their interests represented in court, and the guarantee of rights and freedoms that make life worth living. 

The Animal Charter is premised on the recognition that animals experience suffering and pleasure in a way that is not biologically distinguishable from that of humans; that discrimination on the basis of arbitrary characteristics—like species—is a violation of equity, natural justice and the rule of law; and that our legal system must not exclude the most vulnerable members of society. View and sign onto the Charter here. 

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