Animal welfare in Canada

Crystal Mackay of the Ontario Farm Animal Council claims that the recent report by the World Society for the Protection of Animals detailing the horrific abuse of farm animals in transport are limited cases and that a majority of the hundreds of millions of farm animals transported each year in this country are done in accordance with the law. But that’s precisely the problem that was outlined in the WSPA’s report: animal welfare laws in this country, and enforcement of these laws, are weak or non-existent. This causes excessive and unnecessary suffering even when these laws are followed, let alone when they are broken.