To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:
WHEREAS penned dog hunting facilities are cruel and inhumane to the wild animals who are confined for the purpose of training dogs to hunt and kill them;
WHEREAS this deplorable and unethical practice is prohibited in every other province; and
WHEREAS Ontario stopped issuing new licenses in 1997 to phase out train and trial areas, and issuing new licenses after 25 years is a massive step backward on animal rights and wildlife protection in our province;
THEREFORE, we the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to immediately stop all plans to accept applications and issue new licenses to operate train and trial areas in Ontario.