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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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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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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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