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Humane Society Wants Sale of Cat, Dog Fur Prohibited

February 22, 2011 6:58 AM | News

By Sarah Klein

The Winnipeg Humane Society is supporting a bill to stop the import of cat and dog fur.

Winnipeg Liberal MP Anita Neville tabled petitions with over 2,200 signatures last week in support of her private member’s bill C-439, which would amend the Hazardous Products Act to ban the import and sale of products made with cat and dog fur.

“The import of such products must be ended so that the suffering of the animals can end,” WHS CEO Bill McDonald said in a release.

Neville isn’t the only politician getting behind the cause. Burnaby MP Bill Siksay tabled another private member’s bill that would prohibit the sale and import of products made in whole or in part from dog or cat fur. The bill would also require all animal skins to be labelled with full disclosure of the types of fur used.

The WHS is encouraging animal lovers to take action by signing a petition in support of new legislation.