Petition That Would Ensure the Banning of Octopus Farms in Canada Reaches 11,000 Signatures

More than 11,000 Canadians have signed a petition led by the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and sponsored by Green Party leader Elizabeth May, calling on the federal government to ban octopus farming in Canada. The petition seeks to prevent the importation of farmed cephalopod products into Canada and prohibit breeding them in captivity on Canadian soil. While there are not any octopus farms currently operating in Canada, there is concern that they will come to the country.