Jane Goodall backs Sen. Murray Sinclair’s bill to ban ape, elephant captivity in Canada – CBC

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Jane Goodall backs Sen. Murray Sinclair’s bill to ban ape, elephant captivity in Canada – CBC

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 202027 Views

Manitoba senator to introduce legislation to curb captivity, ban elephant ‘trophies’

Nov 17, 2020

World-renowned primatologist Jane Goodall is joining forces with Manitoba Sen. Murray Sinclair to press Canada to adopt a more ambitious animal welfare law that would effectively ban keeping great apes and elephants in captivity in this country.

Sinclair is set to introduce a bill in the Red Chamber today that, if passed, would ban zoos and other establishments from acquiring new great apes or elephants unless they’re doing so for welfare or conservation purposes.

The legislation, entitled the Jane Goodall Act, also would ban the use of the two species for entertainment, including elephant rides.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/jane-goodall-ape-elephant-captivity-1.5803836

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