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Federal e-petition: Video surveillance in slaughterhouses

Animals suffer in slaughterhouses.

Animals in slaughterhouses face stress, fear, and pain, often after suffering through long transport journeys. Year after year, stories have emerged of horrific suffering in slaughterhouses; and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has limited resources to monitor facilities across Canada.

This is why the Vancouver Humane Society, five other animal protection organizations, and the citizens of Canada are supporting a new official federal government petition to introduce video surveillance in federally regulated slaughterhouses. Surveillance would help to:

  • Address the most egregious cruelty farmed animals face at the end of their short lives
  • Improve compliance with cruelty laws
  • Provide transparency to Canadians who consume animal products about where their food comes from

Please add your name to the petition on the Parliament of Canada website to help farmed animals. The petition closes on August 24th.