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We’re so grateful for your support on #GivingTuesdayNow! #GivingTuesdayNow was a global day of giving on May 5, 2020 to non-profits hit especially hard by the pandemic, including Animal Justice. It’s the support of the community that allows us to continue our lifesaving work on behalf of animals. We asked for the community to come... Read more » Animal Justice
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Animal Justice Applauds Election of Animal-Friendly Members of Parliament

OTTAWA — Canadian legal advocacy group Animal Justice is welcoming the victories of 25 animal-friendly Members of Parliament in Monday’s federal election. The cohort of MPs all have proven track records of supporting improvements to Canada’s notoriously weak animal protection laws, and were endorsed by Humane Voters Canada, an Animal Justice election-time initiative, before Canadians headed... Read more » Animal Justice
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OSPCA Enforcement Powers Deemed Unconstitutional in New Court Ruling

After hearing arguments from Animal Justice lawyers, an Ontario court has ruled that animal law enforcement by the OSPCA—a private charity—is unconstitutional because the agency is not sufficiently accountable or transparent.

Animal Justice intervened in the case of Bogaerts v Attorney General of Ontario, a legal challenge to the OSPCA’s investigative and police powers that was heard in a courthouse in Perth, Ontario in May 2018. Animal Justice was in court to ensure the best interests of animals were front and centre.

Animal Justice has long been concerned that while the public cares deeply about animal protection, the government pushes responsibility for enforcing animal protection laws onto a private charity.

The OSPCA receives minimal funding and must fundraise to support its operations. Animal Justice pointed out that this itself could be a conflict of interest as the organization may receive donations from the very individuals it may be investigati…

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