21st August 2019
Open Letter To Prime Minister Trudeau
Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,
These matters are extremely urgent and critically time-sensitive here in Geneva at the UN CITES Treaty Negotiations where, in the main, Canada has a long-standing well deserved and very tarnished reputation for promoting the killing of wildlife.
Each day, our two member staff continue to stay in daily contact with the twenty one civil servants who make up the members of Canadian Delegation and publicize the Government of Canada's record of positions they are taking on behalf of all Canadians and their attempts to change it daily at www.humane society.com
Regrettably, your response fails to acknowledge the concerns of Canadian children, women and men from all walks of life who expect and demand more from elected officials and civil servants at home and abroad who use their hard-earned tax dollars to represent their wishes and concerns.
Our own fate and that of the natural world and endangered elephants, rhinos, polar bears, otters and whales hang in the balance. Time is short and we strongly recommend that you immediately bring these critical issues of social concern to the attention of the Prime Minister's Chief of Staff, Ms. Katie Telford and his Senior Advisor, Mr. Gerald Butts and provide us with their telephone and email contacts so we may communicate with them directly and provide them with updates on a daily basis.
We are the only Canadian NGO here representing Canadians in every community across the country. We are well aware of the Prime Minister's own personal concern for the protection of animals and nature.
Over 95% of Canadians support his own personal concerns and want to see them reflected and the use of their tax dollars by the government at home and abroad.
The Prime Minister is also aware of what we describe as The UN Global Extinction Report issued on May 6th, 2019 whose bleak findings are best described by its' own summary and challenges:
Whatever we do to animals and the environment, we of course do to ourselves. We share one world, one future.
We do not inherit the earth, we borrow it from our children.
Canadians care deeply about animals which is reflected in their own lives with 6 out of 10 Canadians share their homes with a family pet and based upon our 50 years of experience, that number is actually closer to 8 out of 10 families (some families can not have pets due to allergies, landlord and lifestyle time commitments).
Awaiting your reply, I remain, yours sincerely,
Chairman & CEO
The Humane Society of Canada
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