Pass Animal Protection Act in Canadian North -NWT and Nunavut
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Currently the Northwest Territories and Nunavut do not have an Animal Protection Act.
Every second of each day in the Canadian North, dogs and cats, both mature and very young, suffer needlessly at the hands of negligent owners, who care nothing for their health, welfare or care. Without proper legislation in place this situation will continue to go unabated and without consequence to those criminals who inflict such terrible suffering. Dogs and pups, will continue to freeze to death in sub-zero temperatures tethered to chains or be rounded up and shot. The mature and the very young, cats and dogs, will continue to be dumped in an unforgiving wilderness left to suffer an agonizing death, or be tormented and abused in their own backyards and on the streets.
Inuit have long alleged that the RCMP killed a total of about 20,000 sled dogs throughout the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s in Nunavut, the Nunavik region of northern Quebec, and the Nunatsiavut region of Labrador.
The RCMP, which has denied allegations of an organized dog slaughter, conducted its own investigation into the issue. A 2005 interim report cleared police of any wrongdoing.