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Senate considering Bill S-203 that honours the sentience of cetaceans

May 23, 2018

The BC SPCA is pleased to demonstrate full support for a bill that is due for third reading in the next two weeks.

Bill S-203, also known as the Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act, would make it illegal to capture, breed or move cetaceans with the intent of putting them in captivity unless the animals are injured or in distress and need assistance.

This is the final reading in Senate before it moves on to the House of Commons. While the scientific research supports cetacean sentience and demonstrates their capacity to suffer in captivity, public opinion plays a crucial role in whether this Bill becomes a law.

Senators need to hear that you support this bill in advance of the vote.

If you have any difficulty with the above links and still want to take action, send an email to advocacy@spca.bc.ca.