Sunday, March 01, 2009

Ontario's new, tougher animal welfare act takes effect

The Canadian Press

TORONTO — Ontario's Provincial Animal Welfare Act officially takes effect today, ushering in tougher penalties for animal abuse.

Before overhauling the 90-year-old act, the province had been criticized for having the most lax animal protection laws in the country.

The provincial government says it's gone from "worst to first" and Ontario is now the only jurisdiction in Canada with special protections for law-enforcement animals like police dogs and horses.

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1 comment:

Karen said...

Great news, thanks for the article! It's always a treat to hear some good news about animal cruelty laws.