#28: Justice for an Orphaned Bear: Challenging Trigger-happy Wildlife Officials

#28: Justice for an Orphaned Bear: Challenging Trigger-happy Wildlife Officials

 
 
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March 15, 2019

 

In Episode 28 of Paw & Order, Camille is joined by lawyer Arden Beddoes to discuss an important lawsuit he filed on behalf of the The Fur-Bearers, seeking justice for an orphaned bear cub in British Columbia who was mercilessly shot to death by a trigger-happy conservation officer.

The hosts also discuss the Dairy Farmers of Canada being forced to take down a misleading ad campaign claiming Canadian milk contains zero growth hormones (totally false!), and why it’s a big deal that Animal Justice convinced the House of Commons Justice Committee to approve our changes to a new animal cruelty bill.

In the news, the Ontario SPCA delivered a bombshell this month when it announced it would withdraw from enforcement. On a related topic, the Edmonton City Council just approved a new budget for animal law enforcement after the Edmonton Humane Society withdrew from this responsibility, so the hosts link these two events and explain what might come next. And there’s more good news from Alberta—the province’s veterinary association just banned its members from cat declawing, tail docking, ear cropping, and debarking!

This episode’s (unexpected) hero is Russia, which just ordered the release of over a hundred orca and beluga whales from a watery whale jail, who had been captured so they could be sold to aquariums. And the zero is Canada, for auctioning off a Birkin bag made from the skin of an endangered, slaughtered crocodile.

As always, 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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