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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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"Air Canada may be legally OK not to ship monkeys" »

Animal protection groups renewed calls for Air Canada to stop transporting monkeys destined for research labs. The Humane Society International/Canada and the Animal Alliance of Canada urged the airline Tuesday to cease shipping animals for research, toxicity testing and other…

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LAW to Table at 10,000 Tastes Event »

Lawyers for Animal Welfare (LAW) will attend 10,000 Tastes, 10 Billion Reasons. LAW will have a table with legal information and other literature. Members of the public are invited to visit our booth. The event will take place from 12-6…

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LAW Deputation Supports Toronto Animal Services »

Lawyers for Animal Welfare (LAW) has submitted a written deputation to the City of Toronto Licensing and Standards Committee in support of the important work carried out by Toronto Animal Services (TAS). To read the deputation click HERE. The Committee…

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LAW Provides Input to Ag. Ministers on Animal Laws »

Lawyers for Animal Welfare (LAW) has provided materials to be considered at today’s July 8, 2011 New Brunswick meeting of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture. The meeting will include a discussion of consistency in Canadian animal protection laws,…

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LAW Urges Inspection of Shrine Circus »

TORONTO – Lawyers for Animal Welfare (LAW) is urging the Ontario Society for the Protection of Animals (OSPCA) to inspect travelling circuses in Ontario to ensure compliance with provincial animal welfare law. The Shrine Circus is scheduled to make stops…

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LAW to March in Veggie Pride Parade »

Lawyers for Animal Welfare (LAW) will be marching with a banner at this year’s Veggie Pride Parade taking place in Toronto, Ontario on June 4, 2011 from 12PM to 3:30PM. The parade lineup starts at the Toronto Reference Library (just…

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Animal Circuses Coming to Ontario »

Shrine Circus and Cirque Mondo of Quebec have announced that they will be bringing exotic animals including elephants, jaguars and camels into Ontario to perform at their animal circuses. A schedule of the Ontario dates and cities is as listed…

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CALAS Animal Experimentation Symposium Illegal? »

The upcoming Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science (CALAS) 2011 annual symposium could violate animal welfare laws, says Lawyers for Animal Welfare (LAW). The industry convention scheduled to be held from May 14 to May 17, 2011 at the Sheraton…

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LAW Releases Pit Bull Seizure Guide »

Lawyers for Animal Welfare (LAW), an organization that campaigns on behalf of animals, has released a guide to pit bull seizure under the Ontario Dog Owners’ Liability Act. The guide provides a summary of the relevant legislation and outlines the…

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Industrial Agriculture Workshop & Screening »

November 25, 2010 6:30 – 8:30PM Room B026, Bahen Centre for Information Technology University of Toronto, 40 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario The Animals’ Charity (TAC) and the U of T Urban Agriculture Society present an educational workshop and film screening on the impacts…

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Students no Longer Required to Kill Dogs says Vet Dean »

The University of Guelph Veterinary College has announced its intention to end its policy requiring students to kill healthy dogs as part of their studies. The change comes after Lawyers for Animal Welfare (LAW) assisted a veterinary student assert her Ontario Human Rights…

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LAW Offers Help to Vet Student Conscientious Objectors »

Lawyers for Animal Welfare (LAW), an organization that campaigns on behalf of animals, has offered to assist all veterinary college students in Ontario that conscientiously object to harming, killing or performing unnecessary surgery on dogs or other animals during the course…

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OSPCA Mass Euthanasia Stopped! »

Newmarket-Aurora MPP Frank Klees confirmed this morning that the OSPCA’s euthanasia plans at the Newmarket shelter has been stopped in its tracks. The announcement was made this morning by Rob Godfrey, Chair of the Ontario SPCA following a discussion with…

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LAW Concerned by Reports of Continued OSPCA Euthanasia »

Lawyers for Animal Welfare (LAW), an organization that campaigns on behalf of animals, is concerned by leaked reports claiming that the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) is continuing to euthanize animals at its York Region Branch. “Concerned…

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LAW to Participate in UofT Anti-Vivisection Week »

On Wednesday Aprll 21, 2010 the University of Toronto student group Students Against Climate Change will be hosting a series of lectures and a discussion on animal practices in science. The event is part of World Week for Animals in Laboratories and is one in a…

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