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Ottawa threatens to take away animals of freedom convoy protestors
The city of Ottawa threatened in a statement Thursday to place the pets of Freedom Convoy protestors into “protective care” or possibly take them away permanently if their owners are arrested.

Ottawa By-Law, which enforces regulations made by the City of Ottawa, published a statement on Twitter Thursday indicating that animals of Freedom Convoy protestors could be taken into “protective care” if protestors are arrested by police.

“If you are unable to care for your animal as a result of enforcement actions, your animal will placed into protective care for 8 days, at your cost. After 8 days, if arrangements are not made, your animal will be considered relinquished,” Ottawa By-Law stated.

““The Animal Care and Control By-law provides for temporary ‘protective care’ by the City of animals in the event that the owner is not available, under circumstances including eviction, incarceration, or fire or medical emergency,” the account later wrote.

“Some replied to the post and questioned what would happen to the animals “relinquished” from their owners, while others accused the account of attempting to bully the protestors.