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Animal Justice to Educate Public in PEI »

Community Legal Information Association of PEI (CLIA) and Animal Justice Canada have announced a new joint program aimed at increasing public understanding of the law and animals in Prince Edward Island. “Islanders are passionate about animals,” says Kelly Robinson, Program…

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Animal Justice at OBA Animal Law Event »

Animal Justice Canada Executive Director Nick Wright will be chairing the Ontario Bar Association animal law event scheduled for the evening of Tuesday May 29, 2012 to be held in downtown Toronto. ‘Animal Law: Prosecution and Reform’ features a panel…

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OBA Animal Law Newsletter Launched »

The OBA Animal Law group has published a newsletter with articles on developments in the field of animal law. The newsletter is available for download BY CLICKING HERE. The newsletter is edited by Maria Golarz and Marie Sydney and articles in…

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Ontario PC Party Bill Defeated »

PC Party MPP Jack MacLaren’s Bill 47, Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Amendment Act, 2012 has been defeated in its second reading. The bill, which delegates of Ontario Pork supported with a vote of 79-1, came under criticism…

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Revised PC Party Bill Still Guts Animal Cruelty Laws »

After public outcry and strongly worded criticisms Jack MacLaren of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario has withdrawn private members Bill 37 but is now introducing The Prevention of Cruelty of Animals Act, 2012 in its place. Like its predecessor this new…

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Ontario PC Party Bill Would Gut Animal Cruelty Laws »

A Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario bill before the legislature would gut animal cruelty laws and remove prohibitions on causing cruelty and distress to animals, says Animal Justice Canada (Animal Justice), a Toronto based Canadian registered charity. “The PC Party…

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LAW to Change its Name »

Lawyers for Animal Welfare (LAW) is changing its name to ‘Animal Justice Canada’. We will be rolling out our new name and brand over the coming weeks and months. Lawyers for Animal Welfare (LAW) is an incorporated Registered Charity dedicated…

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London, Ontario Passes Shark Fin Ban »

London has become the latest Ontario city to approve a ban on shark fin products. City council voted 14-0 in favour of the move on Monday night. City staff will draft a bylaw to implement the ban. Experts estimate 75…

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Report Recommends Stable Keepers Act Reform »

The Manitoba Law Reform Commission has released a report containing a number of recommended changes that should be made to The Stable Keepers Act. The Act gives stable keepers the right to claim a lien over animals and effects owned by…

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Student Takes Vegan Discrimination Claim to Tribunal »

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario is to decide whether ethical veganism is a creed, as protected by anti-discrimination laws, in the case of a Ryerson University master’s student in social work who claims senior faculty “sabotaged” her career because…

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