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Riflechair
10-01-2016, 07:13 PM
I was his steward. He was a fabulous family dog, he protected us (and me) from several foes and his energy made me a more productive human. He seemed to live without any fear - his Rhodesian Ridgeback heritage was to hunt lions in Africa so perhaps it was a genetic trait. He was a warrior and he died a warrior's death. I loved him dearly. I used to think that I was his teacher but he taught me (and continues to teach me) almost every day though he is no longer with us.

This is a small story about this amazing animal with a view to describing our relationship as comrades. Certain Member's of Parliament would pursue me under the Criminal Code if Bill C-246 Passes. The Modernizing Animal Protection Act must either be dramatically amended OR denied any further hearings. It is a radical piece of legislation that must be tamed.

For more information on this proposed Bill please visit:

1. Open Parliament of Canada
https://openparliament.ca/bills/42-1/C-246/

2. The Animal Alliance of Canada
https://www.animalalliance.ca/campaigns/bill-c-246-modernizing-animal-protection-act/

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firemachine69
10-01-2016, 07:45 PM
Not bad.

You really need to start using Q cards though. :)

triq
10-02-2016, 05:35 AM
Thank you for sharing this.

Swampdonkey
10-02-2016, 06:47 PM
This what happens when people reject the idea that animals are property.

I have great respect for people who take care of their property, but it isn't anyone's business but theirs.

Said in the voice of Ron Swanson.

RangeBob
10-04-2016, 08:23 PM
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Speak out on Bill C-246 # flawed animal cruelty legislation

Attention :

On Wednesday Oct. 5, Parliament will vote on Second Reading of Bill C-246 – the Modernizing Animal Protections Act.

We’ve been urging Members of Parliament to vote against this bill. Not all agree.

For example, unlike most Conservative and Liberal rural MPs, Sarnia-Lambton Conservative MP Marilyn Gladu is planning to vote in favour of Bill C-246. We urge you to call or e-mail her as soon as possible to indicate your disappointment in her position and to respectfully ask her to vote against the bill.

Don’t limit your comments to MP Gladu. Contact your local MP and request their support.




THE TRUTH ABOUT BILL C-246
•On October 5th, Parliament will vote on Second Reading of Bill C-246, The Modernizing AnimalProtection Act.

•All reasonable people support legislation that addresses real issues of animal cruelty, including illegal puppy mills, banning the use of dog and cat fur in textiles and shark finning (which is already illegal in Canada).

•Unfortunately, C-246 is a badly flawed piece of legislation that goes far beyond basic issues on which we can all agree.

•If passed, it will have serious negative consequences for anglers, hunters, trappers, beef, dairy, sheep and poultry farmers, equestrians and others in the animal use community.

•C-246 raises the risk of criminalizing currently legal, heavily regulated activities, lowers the standards to lay criminal charges and removes protections under the current criminal law.

•C-246 puts the onus on the defendant to prove innocence rather than on the prosecutor to prove guilt, undermining our system of justice.

•Key sections of the bill are poorly defined and leave currently legal activities open to frivolous charges brought by animal rights activists as they have repeatedly promised to do during debate over previous similar legislation:

“The onus is on humane societies and other groups on the front lines to push this legislation to the limit, to test the parameters of this law and have the courage and conviction to lay charges. That’s what this is all about. Make no mistake about it.”
Liz White, Animal Alliance


•Mr. Erskine-Smith had the opportunity to consult widely on the bill before introduction, but talked to no one except the animal rights community.

•Recommendations from the outdoor community to provide certainty were ignored.

•Hunting, fishing, trapping, beef, dairy, sheep and poultry farming employ tens of thousands of Canadians, contribute $70.4 billion annually to the national economy and could be irreparably harmed by this legislation.

•You can’t fix an unfixable bill - something that previous Parliaments recognized by consistently voting against similar legislation.

•We are respectfully asking Members of Parliament to do the same and vote against C-246.

RangeBob
10-04-2016, 08:24 PM
Older threads
http://www.gunownersofcanada.ca/showthread.php?33426-Bill-C-246-–-The-Modernizing-Animal-Protections-Act
http://www.gunownersofcanada.ca/showthread.php?30025-Bill-C-246-threatens-hunting-trapping-and-fishing

Coke
10-05-2016, 05:50 PM
Thanks Riflechair for that story. I don't know if I could do what you did, if/when the time comes. The best way, as far as I'm concerned.

I, too, do not like the way the bill is written. I'll write my MP and let him know. Cheers...

Anyad Pitchaya
10-05-2016, 06:40 PM
It is officially dead. Defeated in the house 198-84.

kennymo
10-05-2016, 07:16 PM
Gives me some small hope for this country.

Doug_M
10-06-2016, 08:25 AM
Interesting to see how the MP's voted. My Liberal MP voted against it (I wrote him as I suspect did many others). Michelle Rempel voted for it!

https://openparliament.ca/votes/42-1/120/

Swampdonkey
10-06-2016, 11:43 PM
Michelle Rempel, wanting to head the CPC? About as smart as Belinda Stronach.

triq
10-07-2016, 03:42 AM
This bill is dead but the proponent of it now have a more powerful leader backing it on a Facebook video.

On the Chez106 facebook page last night, Cosmo posted a video of Don Cherry speaking for it.

Were in trouble now. The "pride" of Canada has spoken.

//Sarcasm.

RealDeckard
10-07-2016, 06:16 PM
Rempelled again!