Welcome, visitor! [ Register | Login


rentwithpetscanada


Post Free Listing

Animal Justice Considers Legal Challenge to Save Eli the Potbellied Pig

Animal Justice December 12, 2014

Eli in bedCALGARY — Animal Justice Canada Legislative Fund is considering launching a legal challenge in the case of Eli the potbellied pig, who lives as a family pet in Sherwood Park, Alberta. Animal Justice is Canada’s only animal law-focused organization.

Strathcona County officials have ticketed Michelle Kropp, Eli’s guardian, for allegedly violating a county by-law prohibiting residents from keeping “livestock.” Although Ms. Kropp is appealing the $100 ticket, county officials have set a court date in February to seek an order removing Eli from his family. The county is refusing to wait for the ticket appeal to be heard before seeking the removal order.

“Potbellied pigs like Eli are kept as loving family pets in homes across this country,” said lawyer Camille Labchuk, Director of Legal Advocacy for Animal Justice. “For Strathcona County to claim that Eli is ‘livestock’ is an absurd interpretation of the law, and to push ahead with a removal order to rip Eli from his family is nothing short of mean-spirited and unfair.

“Animal Justice is calling on Strathcona County lawmakers to clarify the bylaw and to drop the lawsuit for a removal order. In the meantime, the Animal Justice legal team is considering all options to launch a legal challenge to the bylaw on grounds that it is unconstitutionally vague and discriminatory.”

Ironically, many dangerous exotic animals like large snakes can be kept legally in Strathcona County.

Other municipalities, including Strathmore, Alberta, have clarified their bylaws to confirm that potbellied pigs are acceptable pets. Provincial and federal agricultural agencies have consistently stated that potbellied pigs are not livestock.

Animal Justice

Sponsored Links

  • Undercover Farm Investigations Outlawed As Ontario Brings “Ag Gag” Law Into Force

    by on December 4, 2020 - 0 Comments

    TORONTO – Just days after Animal Justice released graphic hidden-camera footage of violent animal abuse on an Ontario pig farm, the provincial government is bringing laws into effect that make it illegal to go undercover at farms and slaughterhouses. The government announced today the proclamation of the Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Security Act, bringing the law into... Read more » Animal Justice

  • Great West News Community HUB for SCARS

    by on December 20, 2020 - 0 Comments

    We are so grateful to Great West News for featuring SCARS on the Community HUB section of their TownandCountry.com (powered by Athabasca Advocate, Barrhead Leader, Westerlock News) website. The feature provides information on what we do and highlights some of our key volunteers. Plus, they donated a spotlight story titled "SCARS – Changing Lives through

    The post Great West News Community HUB for SCARS appeared first on Second Chance Animal Rescue Society.

    Second Chance Animal Rescue Society

  • Binoo

    by on December 4, 2020 - 0 Comments

    Hello SCARS, I adopted Binoo, who was in your care during July 2019. Binoo has gained at least 10lbs and is a healthy 80lbs. She loves any kind of food and, in particular, likes to eat the crab apples off our tree. I take her to my dad's place every Sunday. She absolutely loves it out

    The post Binoo appeared first on Second Chance Animal Rescue Society.

    Second Chance Animal Rescue Society

  • Authorities Shut Down Brome Lake Ducks Ltd. Slaughterhouse for Cruelty to Ducks

    by on December 8, 2020 - 0 Comments

    On September 4, 2020, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) suspended the licence of Brome Lake Ducks Ltd., a duck slaughterhouse in Asbestos, Quebec. The CFIA stated that Brome Lake Ducks had illegally abused ducks by failing to comply with the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations by handling ducks and using slaughter equipment in a... Read more » Animal Justice

  • Some of our December intakes

    by on December 21, 2020 - 0 Comments

    December 5, 2020 - We received some new intakes today! These animals are NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION but we will be sure to post when they are!      December 7th... New SCARS kitties have joined our family. Scared, semi-feral but we are confident that with giving them lots of TLC we can turn

    The post Some of our December intakes appeared first on Second Chance Animal Rescue Society.

    Second Chance Animal Rescue Society

Article Categories

Article Archives

Who's Online

  • 0 Members.
  • 3 Guests.