The Provincial Government recently announced plans to develop animal protection legislation that will provide greater transparency and accountability, while strengthening and improving animal welfare across Ontario. As a result, the government is seeking feedback via a public survey
to ensure everyone has the opportunity to have their say regarding animal welfare in Ontario. Feedback may also be submitted by email via firstname.lastname@example.org
or by mail to Communications Branch, Ministry of the Solicitor General, 25 Grosvenor St, 10th floor, Toronto, Ontario M7A 1Y6.
Your responses will be reviewed by the Ministry of the Solicitor General and will help to inform changes to the animal welfare system. The survey closes on June 6, 2019
and the Ontario government will report back on the results of this consultation in Fall 2019.
In addition to the public survey, the government has introduced a regulation
that is intended to protect animals once the Ontario SPCA ceases animal welfare protection services at the end of June, until the new enforcement model takes effect. This regulation is intended to provide alternative enforcement services by affiliates of the Ontario SPCA in the interim. Police will also continue to have the authority to enforce the laws that protect animals in Ontario.