An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cruelty to animals)

This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in September 2008.


Penny Priddy  NDP

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Not active, as of June 4, 2008
(This bill did not become law.)


This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment adds a new Part to the Criminal Code for animal cruelty offences and repeals the existing provisions relating to animal cruelty that are found in Part XI of the Code (Wilful and Forbidden Acts in respect of Certain Property).


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Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

June 4th, 2008 / 3:45 p.m.
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Penny Priddy NDP Surrey North, BC

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)