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Day 241: How Could You Hurt a Face Like This? Be the Change Today!

I look around and see things that are unjust, discriminatory, and just plain old unhappy. I could complain or I could be the change today. I decided to be the change and love it! By giving every day, simple easy gives to others, animals and the planet I am changing the world one day at a time.

“According to Canada’s current animal cruelty laws, animals are considered property and cannot suffer from violence and cruel acts. Almost all Canadians (95 percent) agree that animal pain and suffering should be limited as much as possible, but we still use animal cruelty legislation enacted in 1892”

A quote taken from the CARE2 Petition Site letter I received in my inbox this week. A request asking for help. There are so many wonderful things about living in Canada and having a voice to our government is just one of them. Here is your chance to use your voice to help protect our animals from cruelty and violence.

Day 241: Give 241

One click and you have not only done your give of the day but you can help change history.

“Our views on animal welfare have changed dramatically in the last 119 years, yet our laws have stayed essentially the same. Canada lags behind many other countries. 75 percent of Canadians support an amendment that recognizes animals are more than property. Such an amendment could have prevented a New Brunswick man from being acquitted on multiple counts of animal cruelty for killing five small dogs with a hammer as under the law these animals did not suffer and were considered property.” quoted from Care2.

I’m not sure I will ever understand the person that is cruel to helpless animals but they need to know their will be consequences for their actions. I was number 4275 towards a goal of 10,000 signatures required to help create this change. Do your part today and sign the petition.  Be the change today.

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