Will you vote for animals?
This election, you have the power to vote for a kinder Canada for all animals.
2021 is the first year that animal protection is being widely recognized as an election issue in Canada, with commitments made by a number of parties on animal issues.
This is great news for the growing number of Canadians who would like to see a more compassionate country for all who live here. In fact, a 2021 survey from World Animal Protection found that 70% of Canadians believe animal protection and welfare are somewhat or very important issues in terms of deciding who they will vote for.
You can find an overview of the animal issues being raised by advocates this year and links to all five of the main political parties’ platforms in this post from Humane Canada. The 2021 policy platform from Humane Canada offers recommendations in the following areas:
Here is how you can use your voting power to speak up for animals.
1. Call on your local candidates to commit to action for animals both during and after the election.
The quick email tool to candidates has now ended. Please see the homepage for the current actions you can take to help animals.
2. Watch the animal protection debate to hear each party’s stance on animal protection.
The animal protection debate was hosted by Animal Justice, Montreal SPCA, Nation Rising, Vancouver Humane Society, and World Animal Protection on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. PST. All parties with representation in Parliament were invited to participate. The debate was moderated by journalist Holly Lake.
You can watch a recording of the debate below:
3. Call your candidates to ask that they make animal protection a priority.
You can find the contact information for all your local candidates on the Elections Canada website. Type in your postal code and select “Who are the candidates in my electoral district?”
4. Share this page on social media with #IVoteForAnimals
5. Vote on election day!
Vancouver Humane Society is committed to working with the winning candidates to build a kinder Canada for all animals.