New Ontario Bill Would Make It Illegal to Expose Animal Cruelty on Farms & Transport Trucks

TORONTO – National animal law organization Animal Justice is sounding alarm bells about new Ontario legislation that will target animal advocates who seek to expose animal abuse and neglect in industrial farming. The Security from Trespass and Protecting Food Safety Act will be introduced this afternoon by provincial Agriculture Minister Ernie Hardeman, and promises unprecedented fines... Read more » Animal Justice
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New Animal Transport Regulations Condemn Animals to Suffer and Die

OTTAWA – National animal law non-profit Animal Justice is denouncing new farmed animal transport regulations released today by the federal government as a massive betrayal, falling far below the standards Canadians expect for animals.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency ignored the tens of thousands Canadians who provided input during the revision process and demanded shorter transport times for animals, protections from severe weather, and an end to electric prods and other painful and appalling practices. Instead of creating rules that protect vulnerable animals from horrific suffering, the government appears to have let well-funded farm industry lobbyists write the rules to protect industry profits.

“Canada’s animal transport regulations have been a matter of national shame for decades, but the new rules do almost nothing to bring our laws in line with Canadians’ expectations or even the standards in other countries,” said lawyer Cami…

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