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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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Toronto Bans Shark Fins »

  Toronto City Council today banned the sale, possession and consumption of shark fin within City limits. The ban comes on the heels of similar bans that have recently been passed in Brantford, Oakville and Mississauga. Pickering is currently considering…

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LAW Featured on Slaw.ca »

Lawyers for Animal Welfare (LAW) has been featured on Slaw.ca, Canada’s online legal magazine. The article discusses LAW’s table at the 2011 Vegetarian Food Festival in Toronto, LAW’s purpose and the upcoming October 3, 2011 Ontario Bar Association animal law…

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OBA to Hold Inaugural Animal Law Event »

Members of Lawyers for Animal Welfare (LAW) are scheduled to speak at the upcoming inaugural Ontario Bar Association animal law event. We encourage everyone to register to attend either in person or to watch online. To participate you must register…

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LAW Exposes Air Canada Monkey Business »

A legal opinion from Lawyers for Animal Welfare (LAW) has exposed Air Canada claims that it is unable to stop shipping animals for research as false. Air Canada has repeatedly claimed that it has no choice but to ship animals…

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