On August 19, World Animal Protection sent a survey to Canada's five main political parties about important animal welfare issues in the country. We encourage you to review the responses and see where they stand.
Click the links below to view the questions and responses from each Party surveyed:
Is animal welfare an important issue to Canadians?
According to an Omnibus poll of 1510 Canadians commissioned by World Animal Protection and conducted by Maru/Blue on August 14 and 15, 2019.
73% of Canadians think it is very important or important that the government of Canada passes stronger legislation to protect animals to ensure they do not experience pain and suffering. Only 9% disagree.
47% of Canadians would be more likely to vote for a political party at the upcoming election if they support stronger animal protection laws and policies. Only 11% would not be more likely to vote for a political party that supports stronger animal protection laws and policies.
From August 14th to August 15th 2019 an online survey of 1,510 randomly selected Canadian adults who are Maru Voice Canada panelists was executed by Maru/Blue. For comparison purposes, a probability sample of this size has an estimated margin of error (which measures sampling variability) of +/- 2.5%, 19 times out of 20. The results have been weighted by education, age, gender and region (and in Quebec, language) to match the population, according to Census data. This is to ensure the sample is representative of the entire adult population of Canada. Discrepancies in or between totals are due to rounding.
Frequently Asked Questions
We support policies that help improve animal welfare and will gladly work with all parties and MPs in the mission to give all animals in Canada a life worth living.
Canada currently has no national animal welfare legislation and there is no one department or body with responsibility over animal welfare. Animal welfare refers to an animal’s physical and psychological wellbeing and is determined by how an animal is coping with the conditions in which it lives. Appropriate animal welfare legislation is required to ensure they are protected from suffering and cruelty.
There is not a single animal welfare issue this election that takes priority, but many (as mentioned above). We hope to see strong support from the federal government in the future, to champion these issues and provide the legislative protection animals deserve.