Animal Justice Lawyers In Court for Legal Challenge Ontario Animal Protection Laws

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PERTH—National animal law non-profit Animal Justice will intervene today in a legal challenge that seeks to strike down key aspects of Ontario’s animal welfare laws and the way they are enforced.

The case, Bogaerts v. Attorney General of Ontario, is a constitutional challenge to Ontario’s provincial animal welfare legislation and enforcement. Specifically, the applicant is asking the court to rule that:

granting police powers to the Ontario SPCA, a private charity, violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms because the Ontario SPCA is not subject to transparency, oversight, and accountability measures that apply to other law enforcement bodies; search and seizure powers used to protect animals and investigate animal welfare offences are too broad and violate the Charter; and provincial animal protection offences are truly criminal in nature and fall outside provincial jurisdiction, thus unconstitutionally intruding …
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