moved for leave to introduce Bill S-203, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cruelty to animals).
Mr. Speaker, with your permission, it is my pleasure to reintroduce a bill to the House which recently has been approved in the Senate, entitled Bill S-203.
For your information, Mr. Speaker, it is an act to amend the animal cruelty act. I believe it has broad support across the House and for those who have better ideas in terms of what might happen here, I know that it may be a matter of some debate, but we have to do something to amend an old act which has been before our country for so many years.
This certainly would give greater support to those who are concerned about what happens with the many animals that people enjoy and which often are our friends.
(Motion agreed to and bill read the first time)