#25: Japan Leaves International Whaling Commission to Harpoon More Whales

#25: Japan Leaves International Whaling Commission to Harpoon More Whales

 
 
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January 25, 2019

 

It’s Paw & Order’s one-year anniversary! Thanks to our listeners for an amazing first year.

As we promised, this episode features an interview with marine law expert professor Cameron Jeffries, who helps us understand what it means that Japan has withdrawn from the International Whaling Commission and plans to overtly resume killing whales for the commercial meat market.

Hosts Peter Sankoff and Camille Labchuk also discuss Animal Justice’s exciting plans to hire a full-time staff lawyer, the Edmonton Humane Society’s plans to stop enforcing provincial animal welfare laws, what a new federal justice minister might mean for animal laws, a Swiss decision that could put primate rights to a citizen referendum, and why animal experimentation is on the decline in Switzerland, yet the numbers keep climbing in Canada.

The hero award goes to Health Canada officials for resisting the influence of Big Meat and Big Dairy in drafting the new Canada Food Guide. Plants are in, but milk and meat are sidelined! And the zero is a pig farmer whose op-ed in the Toronto Star says that there’s no such thing as inhumane meat. Um, what?! Animal cruelty is rampant in the food industry.

Use code PAW15 at the checkout to save 15% on your order at our sponsor Grinning Goat, Canada’s vegan fashion boutique!

 

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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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