Join #Voiceless4AnimalJustice & Take a 24-Hour Vow Of Silence For Animals

Canada isn’t a kind country for animals. Right now, millions of animals are suffering at the hands of cruel industries that abuse them for food, fashion, entertainment, and experiments. For the most part, these animals suffer in silence, behind closed doors. Their cries for help go ignored.

Canada is slowly starting to pass better laws for some animals. But despite some recent victories, Canada still has some of the worst animal protection laws in the western world. Most animals still aren’t protected from egregious cruelty and abuse. To make matters worse, many provinces are passing dangerous ag gag laws that make it illegal to expose animal cruelty in farms, slaughterhouses, transport, and in some cases, fur farms and puppy mills, too.

This is why we’re asking you to join #Voiceless4AnimalJustice.

On November 5, compassionate Canadians will come together for a 24-hour vow of silence in solidarity with the animals who are silenced by industri…

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Montreal Vegan Company Wins Court Case Over Plant-Based Cheese Censorship

A vegan cheese company has won a court battle against the City of Montreal, after it was charged and prosecuted by the City for using the term “cheese” on labels for its cashew-based products.

In 2018, the City of Montreal laid charges against Rawesome Raw Vegan Inc. The City claimed that by using the term “cheese”, Rawesome violated provincial and federal laws that state that cheese must be made from coagulated cow’s milk. If convicted, Rawesome would have been on the hook to pay thousands of dollars in fines.

Rawesome was initially found guilty on October 22, 2021, but the company appealed the conviction.

On September 21, 2022 a Superior Court judge acquitted Rawesome, on the grounds that the food standards apply to dairy cheese, not plant-based cheeses.

While this is great news and a big step forward, the fight to stop plant-based labelling censorship doesn’t end here.

Animal Justice is still intervening in a separate, ongoing constitut…

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International Rabbit Day: Here’s Why Bunnies Need Your Help

September 24 is International Rabbit Day, and as bunny guardians celebrate their adopted companions, it’s also important to remember the rabbits who aren’t so lucky. Rabbits are exploited by a range of cruel industries and desperately need advocates to speak out for their protection.

Rabbits Killed for Food

Hundreds of thousands of rabbits are killed every year in Canada for human consumption and as meat for pet food.

Most rabbit farms confine the delicate animals in small cages, and deprive rabbits from doing what comes naturally to them, like socializing, playing, and burrowing. Male rabbits are often sent to slaughter when they are less than 12 weeks old, and females are often kept until they are no longer productive at breeding offspring.

At the slaughterhouse, terrified and panicked rabbits are typically stunned by electrocution and then killed by having their throat slit or by decapitation.

Photo: Jo-Anne McArthur | Animal Equality | We Animal…
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