Lions and Tigers and the Charter, Oh My!! (Part I)

Lions and Tigers and the Charter, Oh My!! (Part I) »

Backgrounder…. Exotic animals, including elephants, tigers, zebras, and bears, are commonly used in traveling circuses across North America. For the entertainment of humans, these animals face many instances of cruelty and live lives of diminished quality. Examples of the cruelty…

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Photo cred: Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals

CTA Upholds Air Canada’s Refusal to Ship Monkeys »

After a long legal battle, the Canadian Transportation Agency (“CTA”) on December 20, 2012, upheld Air Canada’s decision to stop transporting non-human primates destined for research and experimentation. Background In 2011, it came to the public’s attention that Air Canada…

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Animal Cruelty and the Freedom of Expression

Animal Cruelty and the Freedom of Expression »

It is said that a picture says 1,000 words. Indeed, an image can be the most effective way to communicate a message. But what happens when the pictures used expose a reality that many are uncomfortable facing? This article provides…

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Shark Fin By-law Struck Down: A Case Comment

Shark Fin By-law Struck Down: A Case Comment »

On Friday November 30th, Justice Spence of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice held that the City of Toronto By-law No 12347-2011 (the “By-law”), which banned the possession, consumption and sale of shark fin or shark fin food products within…

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