Senator Mary Coyle Gives Speech in Support of Proposed Jane Goodall Act

On October 27th during second reading debates, Senator Mary Coyle rose to speak in support of Bill S-241, the Jane Goodall Act, sponsored by Senator Marty Klyne. During her speech, Senator Coyle focused on the aspects of the bill that are related to trade in non-domesticated animals. She supported parts of the bill that would phase out elephant captivity in Canada and address the unsustainable global wildlife trade and illegal trafficking. Senator Coyle finished her speech by saying: “I believe this is an opportunity for each of us and for our chamber to support Canadians in our collective desire to make a substantial difference in recognizing and respecting the rights of animals and thus making our world a much better place for all.”