Animal Justice Guides
Animal Justice Canada is not able to assist with matters of a personal or individual nature. These guides are prepared to answer some common questions posed by animal guardians and advocates. The information contained in the guides is not meant to be construed as legal advice nor does its provision form the basis of a lawyer-client relationship. Animal Justice Canada recommends obtaining independent legal counsel prior to acting on the information contained within. For additional guides by third-party publishers, see the ‘Third Party Guides’ section below.
Pit Bull Seizure Guide (Ontario) – Current as of July 25, 2012
This guide provides an overview of pit buill seizure in Ontario and steps that can be taken to save your dog’s life.
Private Prosecution of Animal Welfare Offences under the Health of Animals Act (Canada) – Current as of August 20, 2010
This guide addresses the steps necessary to commence a private prosection under the Health of Animals Act.
Animal Care Malpractice and Negligence (Ontario) – Current as of August 3, 2012
This guide addresses steps that you may take if your animal has been the victim of malpractice or negligence.
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Third Party Guides
Animal Justice Canada takes no responsibility for the materials linked below, nor is the presence or absence of a link here an indication of our endorsement of views expressed.
Animals and the Law – Lesli Bisgould
Animal Research and Testing in Canada – Camille Labchuk
http://www.animaljustice.ca/app/webroot/files/Animal Research & Testing in Canada 2011.pdf
Vegan Values, Religious Rights – Cara Hunt
http://www.animaljustice.ca/app/webroot/files/Vegan Values Religious Rights 2010.pdf
Simon Shields Guide to Animal Criminal Cruelty Law (Ontario)
Simon Shields Guide to Dog and Cat Control Law (Ontario)
The following lawyers have a practice that includes animal law in the jurisdiction stated next to their name:
Simon Shields (Ontario) - www.isthatlegal.ca
Rebeka Breder (British Columbia) - http://www.boughton.ca/people/lawyers/rebeka_breder
Animal Justice Canada takes no responsibility for the websites linked below, nor is the presence or absence of a link here an indication of our endorsement of views expressed.
Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF)
Legislation in Canada Related to Experimental Animals (CCAC)
Ontario Court Awards for Pet Loss