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Paula James

"Stop Animal Cruelty Petition Bill C-373"

Medicine Hat, AB, Canada
female, age 45
committed relationship, 1 child
Speaks: english
Joined Nov 13, 2006

Please continue to show your support for effective animal cruelty legislation in Canada!
C-232 An act to amend the Criminal Code: Cruelty to animals
Reintroduced June 16!

Her statement June 16 from Hansard..
Ms. Peggy Nash (Parkdale—High Park, NDP)
moved for leave to introduce Bill C-232, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cruelty to animals).

She said: Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague from Jeanne-Le Ber for seconding this bill.

This bill would better protect animals from intentional cruelty. Clearly, animals are sentient beings; they are not property. This bill would take the provision about animal cruelty out of the property section of the Criminal Code.

We have seen far too many examples of animal cruelty that escape the current laws. This bill would increase the likelihood of conviction for animal cruelty.

Please see many ways to help support C-232, effective animal cruelty legislation based on C-229 to show our Gov’t that in Canada animals matter 2! Due 2 the election we’re once again starting over w new Bill # C-232 but the messg remains the same.. 119 YRS W NO REAL CHANGES! The time is NOW!! We need these laws in place to make a difference and we need your help to do this!

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)


Please take a sec and send a LETTER (or many to all MP’s, PM, Justice minister/committee and senators!) so easy to do from these great links!

This is critical 2 getting this done and has the most impact!

Another easy link..

ALSO.. Link to find MP’s mail, email and ph # to write your own:

PETITION!! We need a huge show of support w Petition Presentation in the House when the next C-229 (Now C-232) is debated!

Support  Bill C-232, based on C-229 as a Govt legislation Petition- Cdns! (print, sign, collect min 25 sigs, check back 4 updates on where 2 send Ur collected sigs as sadly Mark is no longer an MP but we will cont. his fight and MP Peggy Nash has re-introduced C-232 a similar Bill based on C-229 these petitions can be used for!)

online 1 for Non-Cdns here-

WSPA- also has a Petition they’ll be collecting, grouping by riding and using these 2 speak 2 Indiv MP’s

Internationally please also support the UDAW (Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare)

CONTACT MEDIA in your area to let them know that animals matter 2!

Var. rounds of Canada wide RALLY‘s have been held in the past few yrs supporting a Bill based on C-229! Here are some recent pics! Please stay updated for more and messg 2 post others you know of?!

Boycotting Outdoor Adventures in BC, Whistler- Event photos-

A Vigil for the lost lives of 100 Sled Dogs on April 23

More great INFO! (Reminder, Bill C-229 has been re-introduced as C-232, prev also known as C-373)

WSPA- recent poll-

MP Mark Holland-

Bill C-232-
Reintroduced June 16!
Bill C-229-

S-203 vs C-229

Timeline: How a bill became a 10-year political football

CFHS- Federal Legislation-

History of the amendments-

Commonly asked questions about the amendments-

WSPA- Animal cruelty laws

AFAC- Criminal Code of Canada – Cruelty to Animals Bill Cruelty Connection

(link between human- animal violence)

ALDF- 2010 Canadian Animal Protection Laws RankingsTM

IFAW- Falling behind- report compares countries

Some older but great animal welfare documentaries! We need more of these to help raise awareness about our lack of laws and the latest on our efforts to pass effective animal cruelty legislation in Canada!

Revealed: No Country for Animals

WATCH Video: Cruel Camera

“The Fight Over Canada’s Animal Cruelty Laws”

When keeping pets turns from caring to cruelty

Amazing to see the continued show of support!! x

PLEASE SHARE these links and ways to help!! Thanx all and keep up the great work!!

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Huge thanx again to Prev MP Mark Holland who fought tirelessly for these changes with his series of Bills over the years! So sad to see he won’t be championing these badly needed changes anymore on the Hill but I’m sure he’ll continue the support how he can! You and your Bills are our inspiration and we will continue this fight until it gets done! Best wishes on your future endeavours and thanx for being our voice for so long! You will be missed! Good luck Mark! x

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Hometown Medicine Hat, AB, Canada 
Birthday Sept 22, 1973  
About Me outgoing, fun, work hard, good person, love animals and helping them
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My Philosophy B good to everyone, treat everyone as you'd like to be treated, listen to opinions, learn, we're all the same
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    Jun 10, 2009 5:17 PM

    Gary S. (3467)
    Dec 15, 2008 11:43 PM

    Paula J. (16)
    PLEASE NOTE! The NEW Bill name is C-229! (Same as C-373) Please edit your letters accordingly! Thanx all!
    Sep 15, 2007 5:21 PM

    Mara G. (411)
    Feb 15, 2007 1:34 PM

    Paula J. (16)

    Exciting update for our fellow animal lovers! Stop Animal Cruelty Petition supporting Bill C-373 has been prepared by Clerk's Office and is ready for submission! (No word on final # yet, was 111,000+ guess it's a surprise!?) MP Myron Thompson will be presenting it to the House of Commons with a statement, on Mon. Feb 19, after 3 PM (EST)! Watch on cpac or a statement will also appear in "Hansard", the official record of debates. From there it goes to the Gov't, which has 45 days to table a response. Everyone cross your fingers, write last minute emails, pray, and hope that we'll finally have a resolution to this century old debate!

    Please go to and see how you can help stop the cruel and unnecessary slaughter of wild horses in Alberta! Remember Bill C-373 covers owned and un-owned animals, which may offer some protection for these priceless horses!

    Dec 26, 2006 9:24 AM

    Bizu U. (9)

    Dec 18, 2006 3:56 AM

    Philip C. (2118)

    More Care2 Stickies Here!

    wishing you a merry chrismas Paula, and I hope you get the sig for your Petition keep up the good work on care2.

    Dec 9, 2006 9:14 PM

    Paula J. (16)
    Hi everyone! Just wanted to give you the exciting update! Tamara has counted 45,354 admissable sig's so far! Those with completed Petition sheets already,Please feel free to start sending them in anytime! Tamara and counters are hard at work tabulating and organizing that fun chore already!
    Mail to Tamara Chaney Box 2259, Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0  from now until first week of Jan. Remember Deadline has been extended until Dec.31! Thanx everyone!
    Tamara also hopes that all Supporters on her Canada-Wide Petition Team will go to her website for all the latest News, Discussion, and Info!

    Dec 6, 2006 11:27 AM

    Paula J. (16)
    Hey everyone! Just to let you know Tamara already has 30,000 sig's on hand! And still a month to go! Isn't that Awesome! Thanx for the support everyone! Go to her Page for more info!
    Nov 28, 2006 10:03 AM

    Paula J. (16)
    We couldn't have got the word out to concerned Canadians and animal lovers without you!! Hope it's O.K. I added a link w/ Info about your site from our page for all 2 Check out your awesome site! Thank you!!
    Just a reminder everyone to go to Tamara's Page for all the latest News/Info/Links!
    Sorry, group e-mail doesn't work! Thanx All!

    Nov 15, 2006 7:07 AM

    Thomas R. (199)
    That's wonderful, Paula...congratulations! You've been a member for one whole day and you've already earned a golden note. I know you are going to continue impressing people; I am one of them. The world needs more people like you, Paula. You're great!

    Nov 14, 2006 11:52 PM

    Paula J. (16)

    Hey guys! I'm so sorry, but I know nothing about computers, and so I think I better try and only manage 1 group as I'm not sure what they are! I hope U understand! So, I started a Group for Tamara, myself and other supporters and Petition holders at to get all the latest News, Updates, ask Questions, get answers! And there's only 1 of me, so please come there to get more info, and I'll keep this as updated as well, even though I don't think I can handle a group here! I love everyone I've met allready! Don't worry! I'm, not leaving, your stuck with me now! Thanx everyone!

    Nov 13, 2006 5:40 PM

    Paula J. (16)
    Please go to my Group for Petition News and Demonstration Views!
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