Episode 20: Outlawing All Sexual Abuse of Animals

Episode 20: Outlawing All Sexual Abuse of Animals

 
 
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October 26, 2018

Listener discretion is advised for this episode, because the hosts delve into an unpleasant topic: bestiality. Three years ago, Camille & Peter intervened on behalf of Animal Justice at the Supreme Court of Canada to fight against the sexual abuse of animals. The case was groundbreaking, but it opened up a huge loophole in Canadian law. Finally, the government is now moving to close the loophole and ensure all sexual abuse of animals is illegal. The hosts fill listeners in on what this case meant for animal law, and why the government’s bill still doesn’t go far enough.

Plus, some huge political news—legislation to end whale and dolphin captivity just passed through the Senate! Find out what the next steps are. In the news, the hosts go over the latest barn fire, cruelty charges being dropped against a notorious Alberta dog breeder, and why B.C. and Ontario municipal elections might mean good things for animals. All this, plus the announcement of Animal Justice’s upcoming holiday parties in Edmonton, Vancouver, and Toronto!

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