Local Liberal MP Anita Neville tabled a Private Members Bill today that will ban cat and dog fur products in Canada. Bill C-439 was first introduced in 2006, but was later dissolved when the 2008 election was called.
The Winnipeg Humane Society completely supports the bill. “We are appalled by the filthy conditions dogs and cats are kept in, only to meet their demise in horrific and inhumane ways,” said Bill McDonald, WHS Executive Director, “We can do more to protect these animals, first and foremost let’s stop buying their fur.”
“Products that use Cat and Dog Fur products are banned in countries all over the world,” said Neville. “Yet these products remain legal and can be imported, exported and sold in Canada without any labels, this is a deplorable practice and must be stopped.”