moved for leave to introduce Bill C-232, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cruelty to animals).
Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague from Jeanne-Le Ber for seconding this bill.
This bill would better protect animals from intentional cruelty. Clearly, animals are sentient beings; they are not property. This bill would take the provision about animal cruelty out of the property section of the Criminal Code.
We have seen far too many examples of animal cruelty that escape the current laws. This bill would increase the likelihood of conviction for animal cruelty.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)