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Animal Justice Applauds Ontario Captive Orca Ban

Animal Justice Applauds Ontario Captive Orca Ban »

TORONTO – Animal Justice Canada Legislative Fund is applauding a groundbreaking announcement today by Community Safety Minister Yasir Naqvi that Ontario will ban captivity for orcas. In doing so, Ontario becomes the first Canadian province to join a growing list…

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AJCLF Releases Ontario Animal Election Survey

AJCLF Releases Ontario Animal Election Survey »

Animal Justice Canada Legislative Fund has released the results of a survey of the candidates for the four major provincial political parties in the June 12, 2014 Ontario provincial election. The survey asked candidates questions on animal issues including their…

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Animal Justice Opposes Spring Bear Hunt »

Animal Justice Canada has made a submission to the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) recommending against moving forward with plans to reinstate a spring bear hunt in Northern Ontario by amending the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act Regulations to establish…

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Animal Justice Releases OSPCA Act Report »

Animal Justice Canada is pleased to announce the release of a comprehensive report on the Ontario Society for the Prevention of the Cruelty to Animals Act. ‘OSPCA Act Report: A Better Way Forward’ is a review of Ontario’s primary piece…

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Animal Justice Applauds ‘IKEA Monkey’ Decision »

Animal Justice Canada applauds Ontario Superior Court Justice M.E. Vallee’s decision to keep Darwin the ‘IKEA Monkey’ at the Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary in Sunderland, Ontario instead of returning him to a private owner. “Wild animals are not pets.…

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Animal Justice Condemns NB Exotic Animal Kill »

Animal Justice Canada condemns the reported killing of eight animals in Cambellton, New Brunswick, following the tragic death of two young boys earlier this week after a reportedly illegally kept African Rock Python escaped its enclosure. “Steps must be taken…

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Animal Justice Launches Online Library »

Animal Justice Canada is pleased to announce the launch of our new online Animal Law Library, made possible with the support of the Law Foundation of Ontario.  “We are very excited about the launch of our Animal Law Library. The…

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Ontario PC Party Bill Seeks OSPCA Oversight »

An Ontario PC Party Bill before the Ontario legislature seeks to ensure that there is some government oversight of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (“OSPCA”), affiliated societies, and the Animal Care Review Board. “Bill 87,…

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Toronto Files Notice to Appeal Shark Fin Ruling »

Animal Justice Canada applauds the City of Toronto for giving notice of their intent to appeal the recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, which struck down the Shark-fin By-law, prohibiting the possession, sale and consumption of shark…

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OBA Animal Law Section Created »

The Ontario Bar Association has announced the creation of an Animal Law section which will provide programs, news and advocacy opportunities for OBA members. For more information see: http://www.oba.org/En/Animal/ani_main/intro_en.aspx Animal Justice Canada is a Canadian Registered Charity dedicated to advancing…

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Ontario Judge Hears Shark Fin By-Law Application »

On November 5, 2012, Justice Spence of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice heard an application to strike downToronto’s By-Law No. 1247-2011, which bans the possession, sale and consumption of shark fins within the City of Toronto. The outcome of…

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Toronto Animal Services Bylaw Consultations »

Municipal Licensing and Standards is proposing a series of amendments to Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 349 Animals By-law. They are hoping to receive feedback on several proposed changes, as well as to increase awareness about several Toronto Animal Services (TAS)…

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OBA Animal Law Event Scheduled »

Show your support for the proposed Ontario Bar Association animal law section by attending this exciting event. Register now at: http://www.cba.org/pd/details_en.aspx?id=ON_12ANI1127T. Once you have registered tell everyone you are attending on our meetup.com page at: http://www.meetup.com/animaljustice/. Title: Animal Law: Adjudication and Investigation Date: Tuesday,…

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OSPCA Euthanasia Concerns Raised »

Source: http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/animal-treatment-at-newmarket-ospca-questioned-1.937136 Questions are being raised about the treatment of animals at the Newmarket OSPCA after an MPP said that animals were being killed due to a ringworm outbreak. The comment came from PC MPP Frank Klees, who charged during question…

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Animal Justice Calls on PEI to Improve Animal Legislation »

Animal Justice Canada (“Animal Justice”) is urging Prince Edward Island’s Department of Agriculture and Forestry (the “Department”) to increase its efforts to improve provincial animal welfare legislation. Despite commitments on behalf of the Department to improve provincial animal welfare legislation, Prince Edward…

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Animal Justice Urges OSPCA to Inspect Shrine Circus »

TORONTO – Animal Justice Canada (Animal Justice) is urging the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) to inspect travelling circuses in Ontario to ensure compliance with provincial animal welfare law. The Shrine Circus will be in…

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