Episode 24: Judge Finds Ontario SPCA Law Enforcement is Unconstitutional

Episode 24: Judge Finds Ontario SPCA Law Enforcement is Unconstitutional

 
 
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January 14, 2019

Happy New Year! Paw & Order is back after a holiday hiatus, but don’t worry—things haven’t been quiet. Hosts Peter Sankoff and Camille Labchuk dive right into analyzing the brand new judgment in Bogaerts v Attorney General of Ontario, which found that the Ontario SPCA’s law enforcement powers are unconstitutional. Find out what this stunning decision means for the future of animal law enforcement in Ontario, and why Animal Justice is pleased with the outcome.

But that’s not all. Paw & Order is now an award-winning podcast! We were honoured with a 2018 Clawbie award in the Best Niche category, and the unofficial Best Name award.

This episode also goes over a series of exciting legal victories at the U.S. Supreme Court level, rejecting challenges to laws against foie gras and intensive confinement of farmed animals; a Toronto Star op ed by Animal Justice’s Anna Pippus and a Globe & Mail column on Canada’s new food guide; California’s new ban on the retail sale of cats, dogs, and rabbits; charges against an Alberta woman for horse neglect; and Japan’s official return to commercial whaling.

This episode’s hero award goes to our U.S. colleagues who defeated Iowa’s ag-gag law in court, and the zero is the Lethbridge police officer who brutally killed a deer with his vehicle.

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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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