Yellowknife, N.W.T. -- A Hay River animal rights activist has become the fifth person to run in the federal election for NWT's Western Arctic riding.
Bonnie Dawson is representing the Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada -- a party seeking to improve animal protection, the environment and wildlife habitat.
Dawson said the party's platform is about more than safeguarding animals.
She says there's a direct correlation between the way people treat animals and the way they treat human beings and added that warning signs of abuse can be present from a young age.