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“The ethic of reverence for life makes no distinction between higher and lower, more precious and less precious lives.” 
Albert Schweitzer
 
"Never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake.  Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way." 
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Watership Down:  " 'Animals don't behave like men,' he said. 'If they have to fight, they fight; and if they have to kill, they kill. But they don't sit down and set their wits to work to devise ways of spoiling other creatures' lives and hurting them. They have dignity and animality.' "

Holly the rabbit says: “Men will never rest 'til they've spoiled the earth and destroyed the animals."

Centre for Animals and Social Justice: Our Mission is to advance and protect the wellbeing of animals by ensuring their inclusion within the sphere of social justice

Animal Justice Canada   Canadian Perspectives on Animals and the Law

Animal Justice Canada Legislative Fund is working to enshrine meaningful animal rights into Canadian law, including the right of animals to have their interests represented in court, and the guarantee of rights and freedoms that make life worth living. Please sign and share the Animal Charter of Rights and Freedoms to show elected officials that Canadians expect better for all animals.

Humane Voters Canada is a registered trade name of Animal Justice Canada Legislative Fund. Its mandate is to advance the interests of animals through the political and legislative process. There is an upcoming federal election in October 2015. Let's put animals on the map! Update: March 2, 2016 Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith introduced Bill C-246, the Modernizing Animal Protections Act, at a press conference today in Toronto. Go here to contact your MP and tell them to support Bill C-246. Wednesday, October 5, 2016 42nd Parliament, 1st Session Sitting No 88, Bill C-246 was defeated by a vote of 198 to 84.

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Existing legislation to protect animals from humans is overall very weak.  In this day and age, it's absurd that under the legal system, they, - sentient beings - are still regarded as property.  It's a real challenge to make change and just as difficult to enforce laws, lay charges, or convict. The punishment never fits the crime. Theoretically, we live in a democracy and law is expected to respond in accordance with shifting values. 

Of course, we can't regulate human behaviour, but as individuals we do have choices. All animals are at our mercy, and through our voices and actions, we can make a difference by making ethical and compassionate decisions today.

"Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn't fit in with the core belief." Frantz Fanon (1925-1961)

True. Critical thought is non-existent, and evidence and facts are discounted. This, in order not to shatter their reality, and sometimes to protect an individual or to advance a self-serving agenda. Hence, the ongoing and uphill battle to expose the truths. Rabbit Advocacy won’t be silenced. We are here for all creatures. Compassion, respect, and justice for those with no voice.

BE THE CHANGE - JOIN THE ETHICAL MOVEMENT - IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE ANIMALS

When will we recognize that animals have intrinsic/inherent worth apart from instrumental,
financial, and practical value attributed by humans?

When injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty

Our society, with humans wielding the power, is fraught with violence and exploitation of those who are weaker
 and vulnerable, both human and nonhuman.

All comments on this website are those of Carmina Gooch

"Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope...And...these ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."
Robert F. Kennedy  

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