Wednesday , 17 January 2018

Petitions and social media advocate keeping companion animals safe during moving season


By: Liliana Danel

Another summer brings another July 1st, that means another moving day, which gives a reason for animal abandonment. It is very well known that animal abandonment in Quebec is very popular no matter what day of year or no matter during which season. The Animal Legal Defense Fund has ranked the province for several years as the worst province with laws that protect animals,  and the government seems to want to hold onto that negative title. For some reason, some politicians seem to be proud of being number one when it comes to animal abuse and cruelty.

But this summer, there seems to be a change in Quebec. What is it that is happening this summer different to the rest? People are coming together and advocating to bring an end to one of the many reasons for abandonment in the province. The people of Quebec want to have the “companion animals allowed” clause when they sign a lease. The “No companion animals allowed” clause, is a very typical provision in leases and rental agreements in the province.

This summer there are two valid online petitions asking for your signature, and several Facebook events and pages that promote and educate the people concerning  this topic. As a matter of fact, this year the Montreal SPCA has done a posting on FAQs that could help anyone to be informed and educated on the topic and be able to talk to others about what is this campaign about.

As always, I want to extend all of my gratitude to all the kind individuals that share information, Facebook pages, petitions etc. Thanks to all of these caring individuals and them coming together is how we can achieve making a difference for animals in society. All these great people that are leading the petitions and campaigns, are the heroes of so many of us. Thank you for caring and motivating people to get involved.

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

Please visit the following sites for more information and join the Facebook Pages and help share the content!

Sign the Petitions:

Pétition : Clauses de baux résidentiels interdisant la possession d’animaux de compagnie  Keeping Families Together – Petition 
Gardons les familles unies – Pétition

Facebook Pages:

Facebook: Non à l’interdiction des animaux en logement 
Facebook: Petition to remove the “no pet clause” in leases

Montreal SPCA’s FAQs

Montreal SPCA: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Campaign against No-Pet Clauses

Foire aux questions (FAQ) : Campagne contre les clauses interdisant les animaux dans les baux résidentiels


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One comment

  1. “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
    ― Mahatma Gandhi . I would like to stress my comment into two first; people should learn how to love animals since they play an important part in our lives. Second: we don’t have right to hurt animals just because we think we are higher than them. We should learn how to give respect and treat them well as needed.

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