The Animal Is The Political.
It is my view that the moral baseline of our society is measured by its treatment of those most vulnerable within it. In Canada, no individuals are more vulnerable than non-human animals. They are defined as property under the Canadian Criminal Code, they lack recognition as contributing members of society, and their forms of communication are invalidated as of a lesser kind than human communication in normative social discourse.
Despite all this, they are a deeply embedded citizenry that is given little to no voice or representation at any level of government. Meanwhile, private citizens spend countless hours, dollars, and energy trying to piece together the disgraceful mess that the lack of action by any Canadian government over the last 150 years to address the inhumane and cruel treatment of non-human animals has left them with.
British Columbia and its government has just as sordid a reputation when it comes to protecting animals. Hearing only the typical party rhetoric on these issues, but no substantive changes in policy to address ongoing social injustice and animal protection concerns, I felt compelled to enter back into politics as a necessary step to hold all parties accountable for their lack of integrity and action on these issues.
Grizzly bear trophy hunting, aerial killing of wolves, corrupt wildlife management, environmentally devastating mining proposals, LNG pipelines, indifference to first nations and their rights, pay for access political contributions, lack of affordable housing, discriminatory housing legislation against pet guardians, cuts to education, tuition hikes, and so much more. We cannot afford to re-elect our current government or more status-quo politicians.
My platform is built inclusive of all animals because I know British Columbians care about protecting their communities and all who they share their lives with.
Please join me in building a British Columbia we can all be proud of.