Information provided by RespectAnimal
On June 23rd, MAPAQ announced its draft regulations on the safety and welfare of cats and dogs:
When making the announcement, the MAPAQ invited the public and organizations to share their comments by August 5, 2011.
Due to the summer season and holidays that are currently underway and the postal strike which will add 2 weeks on postal deliveries, we must request an extension so people can have the availability and legitimacy to participate and to also be able to study in depth the project regulation proposed by the MAPAQ in order we can offer any suggestions and possible recommendations, in the best interest of pets.
We ask you to send the letter below as soon as possible and share this information with all your contacts, not only on Facebook, so they can do the same.
Mr Pierre Corbeil
Minister of Agriculture Fisheries and Food
Mrs Madeleine Fortin
General Administration of animal Heath and inspection of Animals
Mr Geoffrey Kelley
Minister for Native Affairs
Letter (please include your coordinates)
SUBJECT: Request for an extension for the public consultation on the regulation of safety and well being of cats and dogs.
To Whom It May Concern,
I’m joining the citizens of Quebec to ask for an extension until September 30, 2011 for the draft regulation on the safety and welfare of cats and dogs. We require more time to properly analyze the regulatory changes. The welfare of cats and dogs is an issue that is of concern to our society. Due to the summer season and holidays that are currently underway and the postal strike which will add 2 weeks on postal deliveries, it prevents citizens with the sufficient time and legitimacy to participate in the consultation of the new regulations, and to also study in depth the project regulation proposed by the MAPAQ so we can offer any suggestions and possible recommendations, in the best interest of pets. The citizens and residents of Quebec are entitled to request for an extension on the due date of the consultation period given the circumstances that can impair them from voicing out their opinion.
Thank you for attention to our request.
Please accept, Madam, Sirs, the assurances of our highest consideration.