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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Here's Why Thanksgiving is a Nightmare for Turkeys

Here’s Why Thanksgiving is a Nightmare for Turkeys »

On Thanksgiving, many Canadians give thanks for the wonderful things in our lives, including friends, family, and health. But turkeys killed and eaten for Thanksgiving dinner have nothing to be thankful for. Raised in appalling conditions on Canada’s industrial turkey…

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EXPOSED: Filth and Fraud in the Canadian Meat Industry

EXPOSED: Filth and Fraud in the Canadian Meat Industry »

The Canadian meat industry did NOT have a good week! Two disturbing meat stories grabbed headlines, reminding the public that animal cruelty, contamination, and false labelling run rampant in animal slaughter and processing. A Vancouver Sun article exposed B.C. slaughterhouse…

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PEI Quietly Banned Circuses with Exotic Animals

PEI Quietly Banned Circuses with Exotic Animals »

Canada’s smallest province just took a huge legal leap forward for animals by banning the use of exotic animals in circuses! This groundbreaking rule is part of a larger package of new regulations for animal protection in the province. Although…

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How to Protect Dogs Left in Hot Cars This Summer

How to Protect Dogs Left in Hot Cars This Summer »

Summer is in full swing in Canada. But when the temperature rises, so too can the risk to animal safety. Animals can suffer in hot weather just like we do. Although it is becoming socially unacceptable to leave animals alone in cars, far too many animals—especially dogs—still die from…

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Renting with Pets: A Guide to Ontario Rental Law

Renting with Pets: A Guide to Ontario Rental Law »

A recent article by CBC News highlights how hard it can be to find pet-friendly accommodations in Toronto’s competitive rental market. Maybe you have experienced finding the ideal house or apartment, only to have the landlord tell you no pets are…

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Help Protect Calves From Veal Industry Cruelty

Help Protect Calves From Veal Industry Cruelty »

How the Proposed Veal Code of Practice Fails Calves and What You Can Do to Help Calves used by the Canadian veal industry endure tremendous suffering. These babies are stolen away from their mothers shortly after birth, then isolated in tiny crates…

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TTC Takes Down Misleading Shrine Circus Elephant Ads

TTC Takes Down Misleading Shrine Circus Elephant Ads »

Animal Justice won a victory against the cruel circus industry today, with news that the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has removed misleading ads paid for by the Shrine Circus. The ads were removed following complaints made last month by Animal Justice and…

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What Does Brexit Mean for Animals in Canada?

What Does Brexit Mean for Animals in Canada? »

By Elizabeth Schoales, BA, MA, PhD, LLB (candidate). Last month a slim majority of British citizens voted for the UK to leave the European Union. It’s impossible to predict what’s going to unfold but if this happens it will affect…

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B.C. Conservation Officer Kills Healthy Bear Cub

B.C. Conservation Officer Kills Healthy Bear Cub »

The B.C. Conservation Officer Service is under fire again after reports that a conservation officer unnecessarily executed a healthy black bear cub. Tiana Jackson of Dawson Creek, B.C. reports that she found an apparently orphaned baby black bear cub near…

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