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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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Friday, September 19, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GRIC directors feel the chill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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