Hello again Golden Lovers!
Despite our persistent attempts to engage the CFIA in a conversation regarding the ban, they have chosen to ignore our requests for a meeting. We had hoped to gain an exemption from the ban as our health protocols would more than satisfy the stated objective of the ban which is to prevent the importation of canine rabies to Canada. Therefore we feel we have no option other than to initiate a grassroots campaign to call public attention to the inhumanity and unreasonableness of the ban. We are asking you to participate in a letter writing campaign to your MP, the Prime Minister and the Minister of Health.
Below is the link to the letter we have crafted for you to email your MP. Please feel free to make any changes you deem appropriate, including sending your personal experiences with your rescue pup (especially if they have come from another country) and any pictures you are comfortable to share. Please note there is a space for you to enter your name in the letter.
You can click here to locate your Member of Parliament. When you click on the link you can enter your postal code which will direct you to your MP. When you click on their picture you will be taken to their contact information.
Would you also kindly email your letter to the Prime Minister, his Chief of Staff and his Special Assistant…
and the federal Minister of Health and his Chief of Staff…
Thank you for taking the time to support our efforts to continue the work we are doing to save as many lives as we can. As a reminder, the ban goes into effect on September 28 of this year.
We will continue to keep you updated as we work through the rest of our grassroots campaign.
Jane Riddell and Viive Tamm
Co-chairs of Golden Rescue