Animal Justice Canada 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.

Animal Justice Canada Legislative Fund is a federally incorporated not-for-profit dedicated to advocating for the humane treatment of animals.

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Recognizing the “Animal” in Animals

It is human nature to anthropomorphize animals. Movies, television, and books give animals human personalities and voices, so we are raised believing or assuming that animals think and feel like humans do. The issues with this way of thinking arise when animals do not react the way we expect them to. Somewhere along the way we forget that they are animals, very different from humans in several ways. In a 2003 decision from the Supreme Court of Yukon (R. v. Miller) the judge, Justice McIntyre, found that the Defendant, Mr. Reese Miller, had kicked his dog with steel-toe boots, but had not caused the dog pain. Justice McIntyre’s decision was an appeal decision from an earlier Justice of the Peace decision under Whitehorse’s Animal Control Bylaw (the Bylaw).

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Animal Justice Welcomes New Articling Students

Animal Justice Canada welcomes our 2014-2015 Articling Students. Sarah Ure and Stefanie Stamm join us fresh from graduating law school from the University of Victoria and the University of Ottawa, respectively.

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