Animal Justice & a Coalition of Groups Call for a Reset of Canada’s Food System

As Canada’s only national animal law organization, Animal Justice regularly speaks out about animal suffering at farms and slaughterhouses.  Whistleblower exposés have exposed horrific animal abuse at factory farms across the country and many standard practices – from keeping calves chained in tiny veal crates, to removing the beaks of chickens and tails of pigs... Read more » Animal Justice
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Deadliest Stampede In a Decade Violates Animal Cruelty Laws

CALGARY – National animal law organization Animal Justice is demanding an investigation into illegal rodeo cruelty at the Calgary Stampede. Six horses were killed this year after being forced to compete in dangerous chuckwagon races, including three on Sunday night. The 2019 Stampede has been the deadliest one for animals in a decade, with this level of... Read more » Animal Justice
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Animal Justice Supports OSPCA Move to Withdraw from Enforcement

OTTAWA – National animal law organization Animal Justice is applauding the Ontario SPCA’s move to transition away from enforcing animal protection laws after March 31, 2019. The agency announced today that it will instead offer to partner with provincial law enforcement experts, providing veterinary services and other animal-related support.

Although the Ontario SPCA is a private charity, it is empowered by legislation to enforce animal protection laws in the province of Ontario. The Ontario SPCA receives a small amount of government funding to do so, but is forced to raise additional funds on its own to ensure animal protection law are enforced. Of the estimated $4.4 billion spent on policing in Ontario, less than $6 million is given to the Ontario SPCA, representing only 0.001%.

Unlike virtually every other law enforcement agency, the Ontario SPCA is not subject to freedom of information or police accountability legislation. In January, a Superior Court…

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