#34: Another Defeat in Court for Lucy the Elephant

#34: Another Defeat in Court for Lucy the Elephant

 
 
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June 07, 2019

 

In this episode, Peter & Camille discuss a major new case from the Alberta Court of Appeal that rejected an attempt to help Lucy, a lonely elephant confined in the Edmonton Zoo. The hosts break down and critique the majority decision, praise the strong dissent, and explain what it means for animal law in Canada.

But there’s more! The hosts discuss a mass neglect sentencing case from Alberta, a dog abuse case from B.C., why a Quebec zoo is being shut down by worker safety authorities, and why there won’t be any animal cruelty charges after a covert video was shot at a pig farm in B.C.

This episode’s hero is NDP MP Nathan Cullen, who gave up a chance to debate his own bill on single-use plastics so that Bill S-203, banning whale and dolphin captivity, will be certain to pass. The zero is the Cherry Brook Zoo in New Brunswick, which is subtly threatening to “euthanize” countless animals in the wake of an attendance drop due to animal cruelty allegations.

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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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