Flashback: Trudeau Liberals shot down petition calling for end to puppy mills


A petition to the Trudeau Liberals by Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith aiming to end puppy mills was shot down earlier this year, making the O’Toole Conservatives the only party with a clear anti-puppy mill platform. The petition, formally called E-2997 (Animals), was opened in December of last year and calls to “ban the operation of puppy mills in the entire country.” In response to Erskine-Smith’s petition, the Liberals wrote that while the government takes the issue of animal welfare “very seriously,” that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) would end puppy mills “through education.” […] While the Liberals have shot down the possibility of taking any direct action on puppy mills, the Conservatives announced plans to ban mills, as well as ending “abuse and violence against animals, and protect the humans who care for them.” […] “We also know that there is a link between cruelty to animals and violence towards people,” said O’Toole. “As someone who is proud to call our dog Wexford not only a loyal companion and best friend, but a part of our family, I will work diligently to secure the future for our furry friends,” O’Toole said.

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