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On 5/8/2014, the Animal Rescue Site mailed 99,687 signatures to both the Prime Minister and the Minister of Agriculture. While we wait for a reply, please continue to show your support by signing the petition below!
Goal: 150,000 Progress: 109,583
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

In some parts of the world, cats and dogs are raised and brutally skinned for their beautiful fur. The Canadian Government is afraid that a ban on these furs would endanger international sales of Canadian products made of baby seal skins. So it allows imported clothing made of dog and cat fur, and does not even require the fur to be labeled.

Nobody wants fashion at the price of pets’ lives. Tell Canada’s Prime Minister and Agriculture Minister to ban imported dog and cat furs. Sign & tell a friend today!

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Dear The Right Honourable Stephen Harper and The Honourable Gerry Ritz:

You should be ashamed of Canada's lax standards for imported products! Please listen to both Canadian and worldwide opinion and ban the importation and sale of products containing dog and cat fur, similar to the actions already taken by the European Union and the United States.

Selling garments made from the skins of dogs and cats goes against the wishes of almost all Canadian citizens, yet in an internal memo your government opposed the ban because it weakens Canadian efforts to promote the sale of seal skins to other countries. Because Canadian law does not require the content of fur garments to be disclosed on the label, Canadian consumers have no way of knowing when they are purchasing products made from the skins of cats and dogs.

Allowing Canadian consumers to unknowingly purchase imported products made from cat and dog fur in defense of the sealing industry is unconscionable and horrifying.

Please immediately reverse Canadian government policy and ban the importation and sale of all garments made with dog and cat fur.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Aug 1, 2014 anke bartels
Aug 1, 2014 Tonya Cook
Aug 1, 2014 Heather Johnson This is disgusting. When will politicians (all over the world) act as if anything other than their careers matter.
Aug 1, 2014 Laureli Sawyer This is horrifying! Although, I'm not sure why it is any more okay to skin and torture rabbits, foxes, baby seals and all of the other animals used for fur.
Aug 1, 2014 Heidi Cox
Aug 1, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 1, 2014 Martha Geoghegan
Aug 1, 2014 Tim Nolan
Aug 1, 2014 Ariel Harris
Aug 1, 2014 Kris Howell Let's skin people while were at it...
Aug 1, 2014 Samantha Zolnai
Aug 1, 2014 Lucy Swales Canada should be an example of caring and empathetic people. How could we be when the seal hunt still goes on?! I can't believe dog and cat furs are allowed in Canada!!! STOP THIS BRUTAL INHUMANE ACT OF SKINNING MAN'S BEST FRIEND!!!
Aug 1, 2014 Mirela Waterlander
Aug 1, 2014 Mary Massey
Aug 1, 2014 Elena Franchi
Aug 1, 2014 Melissa Troeller
Aug 1, 2014 Al Hughes Stop. Think!
Jul 31, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2014 Karen Miller
Jul 31, 2014 David Bosworth
Jul 31, 2014 Carter Mosner
Jul 31, 2014 Kat Ehret
Jul 31, 2014 Lois McElwee I won't buy any "fur"trimmed items made in China because even faux fur is often the real deal. China lies!!! Please have mercy on companion animals and ditch the Barbarians!!!
Jul 31, 2014 Ed Long
Jul 31, 2014 Colleen Kane-Vukovich
Jul 31, 2014 diane di santo
Jul 31, 2014 Amy Pierfederici Please stop this unsavory practice
Jul 31, 2014 tina levesque
Jul 31, 2014 Shannon Pavich Just so WRONG!!!
Jul 31, 2014 Marybeth Fiorelli
Jul 31, 2014 flouria vafa
Jul 31, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2014 Juan Castro
Jul 31, 2014 Rosemary Rummel This is just sick!!!!
Jul 31, 2014 (Name not displayed) these animals are domestic in the U.S why are people doing these cruel things!!!
Jul 31, 2014 Angela Kelly I was disgusted enough with the seal fur issue, but now the support of dog and cat fur; you've got to be kidding me. Get out of the dark ages!!!
Jul 31, 2014 Dean Kelly
Jul 31, 2014 Andrea Atkins
Jul 31, 2014 Laura Rodrigue
Jul 31, 2014 Ann Peters
Jul 31, 2014 Carl Morales
Jul 31, 2014 Nadine Tränkle
Jul 31, 2014 Katharine Timmer
Jul 31, 2014 Becky Mastoras
Jul 31, 2014 Kaley Bill
Jul 31, 2014 Kelsey Weisenberger
Jul 31, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2014 Jenni Haughton
Jul 30, 2014 veronica jones are you kidding me!!!i'll be sure to check the labels from anything that comes from Canada.if I even bother to buy anything from them again.boycott's the only thing they'll understand,MONEY
Jul 30, 2014 Alexis Beasley

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