Ban Cat and Dog Fur Imports into Canada

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Tell the Canadian government to stop importing products containing cat and dog fur.


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!

The controversial Canadian seal hunt, in which baby seals are slaughtered for their fur, has spread its horror in a new way. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Agricultural Minister Gerry Ritz are afraid to ban the import of products made with dog and cat fur because they believe such a ban would make it harder to sell products from Canada made from the brutal and unwarranted slaughter of baby seals.

The World Trade Organization allows trade exclusions to promote animal welfare. That means that Canada can easily and without repercussion ban the importation of these items. Instead, with no ban and no legislation requiring the content of fur garments to be disclosed on the label, they prefer to allow Canadian consumers to unknowingly purchase imported products made from the skins of cats and dogs.

Canadian opinion and opinion worldwide are in agreement that the trade in dog and cat fur is unconscionable. The Canadian Government must be sent a strong message. Tell them to stop allowing imported cat and dog fur into Canada in an inane defense of an unprofitable and dying sealing industry. Tell them to ban the sale of these horrifying products today.

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The Petition:

To the Prime Minister and Agriculture Minister of Canada:

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,

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Updates:

On October 16, 2013 Member of Parliament, Libby Davies (NDP, Vancouver-East), introduced Bill C-296. If passed this bill would ban the import and sale of dog and cat fur, and would make labeling fur products mandatory.
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