September 28, 2018
Camille is joined on this episode by special guest co-host Tayler Zavitz for a frank discussion of government and industry efforts to target and stifle animal rights advocates in Canada. A long-time activist herself, and now a doctoral candidate at the University of Victoria, Tayler’s PhD research focuses on exposing and analyzing bogus criminal charges filed against animal advocates, failure to prosecute illegal conduct by animal-use industries, lawsuits by animal-use industries designed to repress free speech, and state surveillance of peaceful citizens.
Plus, there’s a lot in the news! Camille and Tayler discuss the CFIA’s failure to effectively enforce animal transport laws, charges laid after an animal shelter left three cats in a vehicle for 22 days, Whole Foods seeking a restraining order against DxE activists, the animals left to drown, suffer, and starve to death by North Carolina farmers in the wake of Hurricane Florence, and why a woman trying to rescue abandoned animals from the floods is now facing charges.
Our hero this week is Nova Scotia agriculture minister Keith Colwell for introducing groundbreaking legislation to ban cat declawing and other unnecessary cosmetic surgeries on animals. Bravo! But Nova Scotia dog breeders are the clear zero for trying kill the new law, because they want to cut puppies’ tails off to conform to artificial “breed standards”. Boo!
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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