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Stop The Suffering! Stop Vivisection Canada!
posted on January 21, 2024

Stop The Suffering! Stop Vivisection Canada!

Please Read the 2 Petition Update Posts!
Stop Vivisection!.

Update 2
Self Policing Cruelties!

Since 1968, the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) was supposed to implement the “3Rs alternatives” that refers to the replacement, reduction, and refinement of animals used in research, teaching, testing, and exhibition. Drs. William Russell and Rex Burch first described the 3Rs in 1959 in their book, "The Principles of Humane Experimental Technique". That never happened as the numbers continue to increase!

Animal Welfare NOT Animal Rights!

The system protects inhumane, scientifically fallacious animal experiments with their so called “Animal Care Committees” that are the pro animals researchers’ rubber stamping their colleagues’ experiments. They may include one “public” participant for public relations.

The CCAC is financed primarily by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada with additional contributions from annual program participation fees paid by “CCAC certified animal research institutions”. The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) is responsible for setting and maintaining standards. It is a peer review and inspections are confidential.

In 1983, Lifeforce organized the first Canadian symposium on animal rights when the CCAC also held their annual meeting in Vancouver. Vancouver's mayor proclaimed the first Animal Rights Day in the World!

Update 3
No More Animal Rights Compromises!

After decades of campaigning for the rights of animals it is time to stop governments’ and organizations’ sellouts that perpetuate the exploitation of Non Human Animals!

The Animal Rights Movement had “leaders” of organizations that end up compromising campaigns. They may think it is better than nothing but without ending it completely they are perpetuating the sufferings!

In 1996 Lifeforce convinced the Vancouver Parks Board Commissioners to implement a bylaw to ban cetacean captivity at the Vancouver Aquarium. This was opposed by an aquarium supporter who was one of the Sea Shepherd founders. In addition, a local “whale” organization only supported a public “referendum”
After years of being watered-down by some pro aquarium Commissioners, Lifeforce and several organization joined forces to get a bylaw that would finally stop cetacean captivity in Vancouver. However, one of the organizations who supported only a referendum in ’96 went to the media to claim that her so called “coalition” only supports a public referendum! Fortunately, the Commissioners approved and implemented a strict Cetacean Ban!

Some of the Compromises!

1. Canadian Animal “Research’ Not So Total Toxicity Ban!
The proposed “Toxicity Ban” must end all Toxicology Experiments on Non Human Animals! No Exemptions as proposed!

2. Canada’s Not So Cosmetic Ban!
The 2023 “Cosmetic Ban” takes good actions as the public demand for cruelty-free cosmetics has increased, BUT IT STATES ”Any person is banned from testing cosmetics on vertebrate or invertebrate animals in Canada if “...it may cause the animal physical or mental pain, suffering or injury” Who determines that? There are numerous types of tests/experiments that continue!

3. Canada’s Not So Cetacean Captivity Ban!
The Canadian Cetacean “Ban” must also be improved by removing the exemption for “scientific research on cetaceans and if so-called “care” is needed!”. Orcas and others can still be imprisoned and subjected to experiments.
An example of Aquarium Industry new “research” plans: In 2021, 5 belugas were sent from the despicable Marineland in Niagara Falls to Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut that claims to specialize in beluga research. Two died in less than a year apart.

The US, Canada and other countries must implement Bans on All Cetacean Captivity without any exemptions for research and captivity!

Actions Needed Now! Sign and Share the petition “Stop Vivisection Canada!”

In order to protect All Life Tell governments and organizations that you want a total end to violating the Rights of Animals!

For a World Respecting All Life,
Peter Hamilton
Lifeforce Founder