The Canadian Government has banned the entry of international commercial dogs for worry of certain dogs carrying the rabies virus. This has halted all dog rescue attempts in terms of rescuers potentially being able to place the dogs they rescue around the world in Canada.
This decision will leave a massive amount of dogs with nowhere to go. Now, a petition has been started to reverse this decision made by the Canadian government to ban the entry of these commercial dogs from around the world.
With the Canadian Government banning these dogs, they need your help. Read on to see what you can do:
What follows are some key points addressed in the official notice to the industry from the Canadian government, banning the entry of international dogs:
"“The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is implementing a new measure to protect Canadians and their pets, and to reduce the risk of introducing dog rabies (rabies caused by canine-variant viruses) into Canada…As of September 28, 2022, World Rabies Day, commercial dogs from countries at high-risk for dog rabies will no longer be permitted entry into Canada. Commercial dogs can include, but are not limited to dogs for resale, adoption, fostering, breeding, show or exhibition, research, and other purposes…”via inspectionscanada.ca (link below)"
News broke fast because it seemed so outrageous. It isn’t the first time that the Canadian government has acted swiftly and coldly to something that it felt needed addressing. This is why so many other claims have been brought against the Canadian government in recent history. Perhaps most notable is the recent comments Joe Rogan made about the country and its leader, Justin Trudeau, claiming that he was a communist.
Here is more of the aforementioned notice to the industry about the ban from the Canadian government:
"“Canada does not currently have any active cases of dog rabies, a strain that is different than the rabies typically found in wildlife, such as skunks, foxes, raccoons and bats. However in 2021, dogs were imported into Canada with this disease. Following these events, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and provincial public health authorities have asked the CFIA to take action to address the risks from imported dogs…commercial dogs from countries at high-risk for dog rabies. Several other countries also have strict import conditions to reduce the risk of importing dogs infected with dog rabies and other diseases…”via inspectionscanada.ca (link below)"
How the Canadian government can so blatantly disregard the need to find these dogs a home is beyond me and clearly has upset a massive portion of Canadians and others around the globe…case in point the attention this news has received.
The fact here–the bottom line, as harsh as it seems: Many, many dogs will be left to wait for help…help that if this decision goes through, will never come. And that is what’s saddest of all, dear readers. And finally here is more of the notice sent to the industry:
"“The CFIA continues to work with PHAC, Canada Border Services Agency and other federal government partners to implement this measure…All import permits issued on or after June 28, 2022 will expire on September 27, 2022, regardless of when the permit is issued. As of September 28, 2022, import permits will no longer be issued. All shipments of commercial dogs, regardless of age, from countries at high-risk for dog rabies will be prohibited as of September 28, 2022.”"
The care2 team started a petition to reverse this decision. The petition that was started has in fact almost reached its goal of 65,000 supporters. As of this writing the petition stands at 64,190 supporters, and you can help too. Just visit thepetitionsite.com and sign dear readers, sign.
In the end, I can more than understand the worry for rabies, as it is an incurable disease, but there are things that the Canadian government can do to secure the population…measures that cost money…money they don’t want to spend.
This is what it’s all about, folks: Money. They don’t want to put in the time necessary to check all of the dogs being shipped…they don’t want to do that so instead they are deciding to ban all international dogs that so desperately need a home… a forever home, and that is saddest of all.
This is what Canada has been reduced to. It saddens me and hopefully the petition reaches its goal and the Canadian government thus be forced to take back their decision and find other means to deal with the rabies issue they’re so worried about.
Help us make some noise here, Dog O’ Day readers; have your voices heard and let’s help save some lives and get these dogs that are 100% healthy and ready to start their new lives in a new, safe home.