moved for leave to introduce Bill C-558, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cruelty to animals).
Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House today to present this bill, which is an amendment to the Criminal Code regarding animal cruelty. This bill really intends to remedy the deficiencies seen in Bill S-203, which was recently before this House. The people who are working out there on behalf of animal rights and the humane treatment of animals have wanted this for some time. I am pleased to present it today.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)