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Canada needs a federal farm animal welfare strategy now

HSI/Canada is calling on the federal government to launch a National Farm Animal Welfare Strategy, as has already been recommended by this country’s National Farmed Animal Health and Welfare Council.

MONTREAL—On behalf of Humane Society International/Canada and our tens of thousands of members across the country, I am writing to express serious concerns about the treatment of animals on Canadian farms. The current model of allowing agricultural industries to self-police is not working and is putting millions of animals at risk every day. Over the last few years, Canadians have been rightfully appalled by a slew of undercover investigations detailing what life is like for the majority of the 700 million farm animals raised in Canada each year. HSI/Canada now calls on the government to show leadership and to commit to improving the welfare of farm animals in a meaningful way.

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Canada needs a federal farm animal welfare strategy now

HSI/Canada is calling on the federal government to launch a National Farm Animal Welfare Strategy, as has already been recommended by this country’s National Farmed Animal Health and Welfare Council.

MONTREAL—On behalf of Humane Society International/Canada and our tens of thousands of members across the country, I am writing to express serious concerns about the treatment of animals on Canadian farms. The current model of allowing agricultural industries to self-police is not working and is putting millions of animals at risk every day. Over the last few years, Canadians have been rightfully appalled by a slew of undercover investigations detailing what life is like for the majority of the 700 million farm animals raised in Canada each year. HSI/Canada now calls on the government to show leadership and to commit to improving the welfare of farm animals in a meaningful way.

  
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Canadian talent centre stage at SOCAN Hill reception May 19, 2015

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The crowd dancing and singing along to Alex Nevsky's performance, in the Aboriginal Peoples Committee room.
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Liberal MP Stéphane Dion, SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, President of the SOCAN Board of Directors Stan Meissner, and SOCAN Chief Quebec Affairs Officer Geneviève Côté, pictured May 12 at the event.
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Conservative MP Gord Brown, chair of the House Canadian Heritage Committee.
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NDP MPs Rathika Sitsabaiesan and Pierre Nantel take a selfie during the concert.
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Canadian performing artist Sarah Slean.
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DFATD Director General Marcel Lebleu, Environics Communications' Louis-Charles Roy, Alex Nevsky, and ESDC's Philippe Bernier-Arcand.
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Back Row: Stéphane Dion, Sarah Slean, Mr. Brown, Eric Baptiste, Pierre Nantel, Stan Meissner, James Cowan. Front Row: Marc Ouellette, Geneviève Côté, Alex Nevsky, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, and Gabriel Gratton.
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Gabriel Gratton, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, and Alex Nevsky performing.
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Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner, SOCAN's Geneviève Côté, and Liberal MP Mark Eyking.
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Sarah Slean and NDP MP Tyrone Benskin.
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Conservative MP Terrence Young, SOCAN's Stan Meissner, and Eric Baptiste.
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Tom Mulcair's current, and former chiefs of staff Alain Gaul and Raoul Gébert, with SOCAN's Eric Baptiste.
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Sen. Cowan, Sarah Slean, and Stan Meissner.
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Environics Communications' Alex Bushell, with NDP MPs Carol Hughes and Djaouida Sellah.
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Alex Nevsky and Environics Communications' Greg MacEachern.

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