"...your animal will be considered relinquished."
As anyone with experience in pet care or animal shelters will know, "relinquishment" means that ownership of pets will be handed over to animal shelters, where the pets will be housed while awaiting a prospective owner to adopt them or to be euthanized.
As 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.
This move, while despicable, should come as no surprise, as authoritarian regimes often resort to such measures when under