Upon its return from winter recess, the Canadian Senate resumed second reading debates on Bill S-241, the Jane Goodall Act, sponsored by Senator Marty Klyne. Bill S-241 has been at the preliminary debate stage in the Senate for over ten months. Senator Rosa Galvez rose to speak in favour of the bill, noting that it “will help prevent future cases like that of the elephant Lucy […] who must spend more than two thirds of her life indoors at the Edmonton Valley Zoo due to harsh Canadian winters.” Senator Galvez urged the senators to refer the bill to committee to be studied.
Second Reading Debates Resume on Jane Goodall Act at the Senate
Excerpt from Animal Law Digest: Canada Edition: Issue 35