Job Opportunity: Staff Lawyer at Animal Justice

Job Opportunity: Staff Lawyer at Animal Justice »

Animal Justice is a national animal law advocacy organization, leading the legal fight for animals in Canada. Our lawyers work to pass strong new animal protection legislation at all levels of government, ensure laws already on the books are vigorously…

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Why 2019 Will Spell the Death of the Fur Industry

Why 2019 Will Spell the Death of the Fur Industry »

For years, animal advocates have been fighting to shut down the horrific fur industry. It’s been a long, hard battle, but major victories in 2018 for fur-bearing animals have proven that times are finally changing! Over four million animals are…

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What Do Ontario's New Slaughter Laws Mean For Animals?

What Do Ontario’s New Slaughter Laws Mean For Animals? »

Ontario has announced that it’s amending its provincial slaughter regulations. The province will eliminate the need for a veterinarian to conduct post-mortem inspections at a slaughterhouse of an animal killed on a farm. However, a pre-slaughter inspection still needs to…

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Government (Finally) Moves to Close Bestiality Loophole

Government (Finally) Moves to Close Bestiality Loophole »

After a courtroom showdown and years of advocacy by Animal Justice, the federal government finally introduced legislation today to close Canada’s bestiality loophole. The new law also strengthens animal fighting offences. Animal Justice welcomes this news, but believes it is…

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#Voiceless4AnimalJustice Raises Over $28,000 for Animals

#Voiceless4AnimalJustice Raises Over $28,000 for Animals »

We can’t thank you enough—#Voiceless4AnimalJustice was a smashing success. Together, we raised $28,164.32 for animals, exceeding our $25,000 fundraising goal! For three weeks, participants from coast to coast educated their friends, families and the public about why Canada’s animal protection…

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Cat Declawing is Now Banned in British Columbia

Cat Declawing is Now Banned in British Columbia »

Veterinarians in British Columbia will no longer be permitted to declaw cats, after the province’s College of Veterinarians banned the practice. The College of Veterinarians is the self-regulatory body for the veterinary profession, and sets standards of practice that vets…

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A Legal Victory for Endangered Animals in Ontario!

A Legal Victory for Endangered Animals in Ontario! »

Last fall, you may remember that Animal Justice filed a lawsuit to protect the mountain lion, northern bobwhite, and dozens of other threatened and endangered species in the province of Ontario. Represented by lawyers from Ecojustice, we were concerned that…

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Chatham Dogfighting Charges Thrown Out for Delay

Chatham Dogfighting Charges Thrown Out for Delay »

Two men accused of vicious animal cruelty, dogfighting, and firearm charges in Chatham, Ontario have escaped criminal conviction. A judge in the high-profile case threw out 67 charges against John Robert and Michel Gagnon after ruling that the case had…

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Here's Why #Februdairy is Already Totally Failing

Here’s Why #Februdairy is Already Totally Failing »

Nice try, Big Dairy. The dairy industry recently launched #Februdairy, a social media campaign aiming to promote dairy milk during the month of February. But before the campaign could even officially start, it quickly became a marketing failure. When public…

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Montreal Just Elected an Animal-Friendly Mayor

Montreal Just Elected an Animal-Friendly Mayor »

Animals won big-time in Montreal’s municipal elections this weekend! Voters elected mayoral candidate Valérie Plante of Projet Montréal, and sent incumbent mayor Denis Coderre packing. Not only does mayor-elect Plante become the first woman to lead Montreal, she is also…

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