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Animal Justice Fights for Animals in Canada’s Top Court

Animal Justice November 6, 2015

On November 9, 2016, Animal Justice argued before the Supreme Court of Canada in a groundbreaking case that will decide whether some forms of sexual abuse of animals are acceptable under Canadian criminal law.

This is the first time in Canadian history that the top court has considered any legislation directly protecting animals. It’s also one of the first times that animal advocates have been granted permission to make oral arguments before the Supreme Court. Animal Justice intervened to ensure the Supreme Court hears the perspective of countless animals who have no voices of their own. Whatever the outcome of the case, it was a victory for us to be there and speak for them.

The case – Her Majesty the Queen v. D.L.W. – is an appeal from a decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal that seriously weakened the Criminal Code offence of bestiality. Instead of ensuring that all sexual abuse of animals remains illegal, the Court of Appeal ruled that only the penetration of animals is an offence.

As an intervener in the case, Animal Justice will ensure the Court hears why preventing harm to vulnerable animals is not only a fundamental societal value, but also a key objective of Canadian criminal law. Our lawyers Peter Sankoff, Professor at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law, Camille Labchuk, Executive Director of Animal Justice argued that it must remain illegal to sexually abuse animals in any way, shape, or form.

The stakes in this appeal couldn’t be higher. If the Supreme Court upholds the Court of Appeal decision, it will essentially legalize many forms of sexual abuse of animals right across the country. If that happens, we’ll take the fight to Parliament and ask the government to protect vulnerable creatures from sexual abuse and exploitation.

Resources:

The Supreme Court of Canada docket for R. v. D.L.W. is found here.
Animal Justice’s Factum is found here.
Animal Justice’s Motion to Intervene in the appeal is found here.
The British Columbia Court of Appeal decision is found here.

Want to learn more? Check out this video blog by Peter Sankoff to brush up on the details of the case, this article by legal blog The Court, and this BuzzFeed story to learn about the history of the offence of bestiality.

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Animal Justice Welcomes Prominent Lawyer and Former Mayoral Candidate Ari Goldkind to Board of Advisors

Animal Justice May 13, 2015

Ari GoldkindTORONTO – Animal Justice—Canada’s only animal-law organization—is thrilled to welcome Ari Goldkind to its board of advisors. A respected legal expert, Ari rose to prominence during the 2014 Toronto mayoral race in which he placed fourth and garnered widespread accolades for his eloquence, intelligence and honesty.

“Animal rights is a defining moral issue of our time,” said Ari Goldkind. “Having learned first-hand from my beloved dog, Ziggy, that animals are unique, emotional individuals just like we are, I am deeply troubled by the extent to which animals in Canada are unjustly suffering at human hands. Animal Justice is poised to become an increasingly significant player in the fight for animal protection and I’m thrilled to join this powerhouse team of advocates.”

Nicholas Wright, Animal Justice’s executive director, said: “Ari Goldkind has demonstrated an unrelenting commitment to truth and justice—hallmarks of advocates for society’s most marginalized members, including animals. It is an honour to have a social innovator like Ari Goldkind on our board of advisors.”

Media Contact:

info@animaljustice.ca

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When Two Worlds Collide: Wild Animals in the City

Animal Justice October 3, 2014

After the summer snowstorms that hit Southern Alberta in early September this year, there have been increased sightings of large wildlife in urban centres.[1] On September 18th, a cougar was spotted outside of a hospital in southwest Calgary. Local police authorities and provincial Fish and Wildlife Officers were called to the scene. Although there are… Read more » Animal Justice

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