The Toronto Humane Society Urges the Public to Support Bill 232

    TORONTO, June 1 /CNW/ - On Thursday, May 31, Leeds-Grenville MPP Bob
Runciman introduced an amendment to the Ontario Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty Act, calling for lawmakers to designate cruelty to pets as a
Provincial Offence carrying a maximum jail term of 2 years and/or $60,000 in
fines. Other key elements of that legislation, dubbed Bill 232, include making
it illegal to use fear as a weapon of abuse against a pet, or to deny an
animal veterinary care.
    The Toronto Humane Society unconditionally endorses this act, and urges
the public to contact both Premier Dalton McGuinty and their local MPPs to
insist that this legislation be passed before this session of the Legislature
breaks on June 7. To facilitate that press, the THS has created a feature on
its website ( to allow visitors to send e-mails
of support for the Bill directly to the Premier and also to link to their own
MPPs to urge them to support the Bill.
    In the first hour after the links went live, the site recorded more than
100 e-mails to the Premier.

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For further information: or to arrange an interview with Society
President Tim Trow, contact: Lee Oliver, Senior Communicator, The Toronto
Humane Society, Tel: (416) 392-2273, ext 2149, Cell: (416) 984-3097, E-mail:

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