Animal Justice Canada, formerly Lawyers for Animal Welfare (LAW), is a Canadian Registered Charity (#80399 7212 RR0001) dedicated to advancing public knowledge of animal practices and preventing the abuse and killing of animals through the enforcement of existing laws.
If you are a legal professional or are interested in assisting with fundraising, writing or ongoing campaigns, contact us with information about your specific interests, experience, and skill set.
Please note that Animal Justice Canada is not able to assist with matters of a personal or individual nature.
November 13, 2013
The hard fought battle to have Iringa, Toka and Thika, the African elephants based at the Toronto Zoo, delivered to the Performing Animal Welfare Society (“PAWS”) sanctuary in California had a happy ending on October 20, 2013 when they arrived there safely. Before their exodus to PAWS, all three elephants shared a one-hectare zoo paddock – Iringa and Toka were brought to the Toronto Zoo in 1974, and Thika was born there in 1980. Unfortunately, it was the zoo’s budgetary constraints, and not the enforcement of animal welfare laws – the latter of which could have served as a precedent for other jurisdictions – that led to these elephants’ exodus to greener pastures. (more…)
Posted in Blog
November 7, 2013
Animal Justice Canada is accepting applications for one summer student and one Ontario articling student for the 2014 term. Interested candidates may send a letter of interest and CV to [email protected] Candidates must have experience in animal advocacy. Articling candidates must hold a law degree prior to June 2014 and summer student candidates must be enrolled in law school. The successful applicants will work out of Animal Justice’s office in downtown Toronto. Due to the volume of applications only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Posted in Media Releases
Animal Justice Canada - Ashley Hamp Gonsalves
Ashley Hamp Gonsalves talks about why she got involved with Animal Justice Canada and some of the campaigns that she has worked on while summering with the o...…