Canadian Veterinary Medical Association Joins MFA Canada’s Call for Legal Reform

After reviewing the shocking undercover footage released by Mercy For Animals Canada this weekend, the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) stated that it is “deeply concerned with the “inhumane practices depicted, and has echoed MFA Canada’s call for legal reform.

The video shows pigs too sick or injured to even stand being painfully shocked with electric prods, kicked, beaten, and violently rammed with heavy gates; workers using bolt cutters to cut through the sensitive tusks of male pigs without any painkillers; and frightened animals transported hundreds of kilometres in sweltering heat, suffering from heat stress and dehydration.

The CVMA states that it has been “advocating for the federal government to amend Canada’s transportation of animals regulations for almost two decades, which would bring the regulations into line with the rest of the Western world. Yet the Ministry of Agriculture continues to delay and drag its feet while millions of animals suffer and die. In 2013 alone, more than 8 million animals arrived at slaughterhouses dead or so sick or injured that they were declared unfit for human consumption.

Consumers who are tired of broken promises need not wait for the government to act. Saying no to animal cruelty is as easy as choosing veg.

Image: Anita Krajnc / Toronto Pig Save