According to a tweet sent by the official Ottawa police, one of the possible “enforcement actions” being taken against Canadian citizens participating in a peaceful protest against the mandates– beyond freezing their bank accounts — is that the state will confiscate their pet and, after 8 days, declare it “relinquished” if other “arrangements are not made.”
This warning by the Ottawa government that protesters may have their pets be confiscated following their arrest was issued on the same day that videos emerged of Ottawa and Quebec police gearing up to go after peaceful Convoy supporters in the capital
Moreover, position statements issued by the Ottawa Humane Society reveal that they may unilaterally euthanize any animal that they deem to be “not suitable for adoption.” Arbitrary behavioral and health tests would be used to make the call.
These decisions about the life of a trucker’s pet would, thus, be made without their consent or knowledge while they are imprisoned for indefinite periods of time via the Emergency Powers of the Trudeau regime.
“Attention animal owners at [the] demonstration,” Ottawa By-law writes in a Tweet. “If you are unable to care for your animal as a result of enforcement actions, your animal will [be] placed into protective care for 8 days, at your cost. After 8 days, if arrangements are not made, your animal will be considered relinquished.”
Adopt-a-Pet explains, “When shelters run out of kennel space, sometimes even healthy adoptable dogs are put to sleep. Some shelters simply don’t have the manpower to spend time with each dog, so they spend most of their time alone in a small cage… What is true at every shelter is that when you surrender a dog, what happens to him is completely out of your hands.”
It isn’t clear what length of time Convoy supporters may face if arrested for peacefully protesting, but the government has been clear that it could be up to one year in prison, in addition to a possible $100,000 fine.