June 20, 2018
Peter is joined by special guest host Sophie Gaillard, the director of advocacy with the Montreal SPCA, to discuss what legally constitutes as “unnecessary” suffering that amounts to animal cruelty.
This week is the 40-year anniversary of the Quebec Court of Appeal’s decision in the Menard case. This case is arguably one of the most important animal law cases ever decided in Canada, and has a bigger impact on animals that any other case in the country, defining what it means for suffering to be unnecessary.
Plus, hear about Peter winning his first-ever case at the Supreme Court of Canada, an update on the recent B.C. egg cruelty case out of Frasier Valley, how the Australian Sentencing Council will examine sentencing and animal cruelty cases, the bill being introduced by the Israeli government to phase out live sheep imports from Australia and Europe for slaughter, and the tragedy of the horse who died after breaking a leg in the notoriously cruel rodeo events at this year’s Calgary Stampede.
This episode’s zero is the Quebec Ministry of Agriculture for breaking promises and failing to enforce animal protection laws. The hero is Alanna Devine, who will be moving on from the Montreal SPCA to the managing director at Mercy for Animals Canada. Alanna’s incredible work at the Montreal SPCA helped shape the legal landscape for animals in Quebec, and we know she will be in unstoppable force at MFA Canada.
Sign the Montreal SPCA’s petition demanding that the Quebec government enforces animal protection laws!
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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