moved for leave to introduce Bill C-277, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cruelty to animals).
Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to present a bill that would further amend the Criminal Code to add a new section for animal cruelty offences. Laws on animal cruelty have not been updated substantially in this country since the Victorian era. It is time that we close the loopholes in the Criminal Code that allow perpetrators of animal cruelty crimes to go free because we know that these crimes are also linked with other crimes against humans.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)