#33: Zoo Charges, Ethical Vegan Lawsuit, Pet Custody Battle, & Other Major Headlines

#33: Zoo Charges, Ethical Vegan Lawsuit, Pet Custody Battle, & Other Major Headlines

 
 
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May 24, 2019

 

In Episode 33 of Paw & Order, Camille and Peter tackle the many animal law stories recently in the news, starting with an update on federal legislation to outlaw whale and dolphin captivity, ban shark fin imports, and tackle bestiality and animal fighting.

Next, the hosts explain groundbreaking criminal charges laid against a Montreal-area zoo, and the zoo industry ‘clearing’ itself of animal cruelty in another case out of the Cherry Brook Zoo in Moncton. There’s a new pet custody case out of Maine, and the Australian Capital Territory is bringing in strong new animal laws, addressing sentience and giving citizens the right to rescue dogs from hot cars.

Finally, the hosts take a look at a case making global headlines right now—a vegan firefighter asking for ethical veganism to be declared a “creed” that is protected by human rights law in Ontario.

The episode’s hero is Victoria city councillor Ben Isitt for spearheading a municipal ban on horse-drawn carriages (despite the threat of a lawsuit by the horse carriage industry!), and the zero is the Ontario government, for spending a whopping $100,000 on new orange hats for hunters in a bizarre skin trade-in program.

Finally, don’t miss this excellent TED talk by Alberta Crown prosecutor Mandy MacLeod on the connections between violence against animals and humans.

As always, use code PAW15 at the checkout to save 15% on your order at our sponsor Grinning Goat, Canada’s vegan fashion boutique!

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Special thanks:

To our producer, Shannon Milling.

To Kevin Lacroix for the podcast logo and for the musical sting in our podcast intro.

To DJ Quads for our intro, transition and outro music.

 

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