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A private member’s bill that would make the importing and sale of cat and dog fur in Canada illegal will be debated in the House of Commons today.

Most Canadians are not aware it’s currently legal to import and and sell cat and dog fur into Canada.

Shark finning

The bill would also put an end to the importing of shark fins that were not attached to the rest of the shark carcass, and make the finning of a shark (cutting off its fins and throwing the rest of the shark into the sea) illegal.

 

Cracking down on animal fighting rings

The bill would make it illegal to profit from animal fighting. Currently it is illegal to engage in animal fighting, but Erskine-Smith said police have told him it is very difficult to catch people in the act of running a dog or other animal fight. Making profiteering from such an act illegal would make it easier for police to prosecute people involved in animal fighting, he said.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/politics/cat-dog-fur-bill-1.3571581#commentwrapper

Source: Bill to end import and sale of cat and dog fur in Canada to be debated in House – Politics – CBC News