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Conservatives Have Left Sharks to Flounder

Stephen Hampton | Posted 05.29.2013 | Canada Politics
Stephen Hampton

n March 27, the House of Commons had the opportunity to pass a private members bill put forth by NDP member Fin Donnelly to ban the importation of shark fins to Canada. The Conservative party however, decided that fighting to save sharks and represent the Canadian popular will was not part of their mandate and struck the bill down 143 votes to 138.

Celebrating World Animal Month by Learning Lessons from XL Beef Recall

Sayara Thurston | Posted 12.29.2012 | Canada Alberta
Sayara Thurston

Since 2004, the XL plant has gone from slaughtering 2,400 cows per day to 4,000. It should be no surprise that many workers have been decrying the massive increase in production line speed. Not only does speeding up production lines have terrible consequences for animal welfare, such as failing to properly stun animals before slaughter, it may also have serious consequences for food safety in this country.