Live Horse Exports to Japan on the Rise as Feds Delay Action on Promised Ban

In the last election campaign, the governing Liberals promised to ban the live export of horses for slaughter—a practice widely-condemned for its cruelty. This followed years of advocacy by groups including Animal Justice, the Winnipeg Humane Society, and the Canadian Horse Defense Coalition (“CHDC”), politicians, and celebrities such as Jann Arden. But despite this promise,... Read more » Animal Justice
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Winnipeg Humane Society & Animal Justice Call on Feds to Make Good on Promise to Ban the Live Export of Horses for Slaughter

WINNIPEG, MB – The Winnipeg Humane Society and national animal law organization Animal Justice are calling for urgent action from Canada’s Minister of Agriculture to end the cruel shipment of live horses from Canada to Japan for slaughter.  Horses exported to Japan often spend more than 24 hours in transport, during which time they are... Read more » Animal Justice
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AJCLF Launches Charter of Rights and Freedoms for Animals

Animal Justice Canada Legislative Fund (AJCLF) today launched a new national campaign to have basic rights for animals enshrined into Canadian law through the Animal Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Animal Charter would ensure animals are treated as sentient beings instead of mere property, would guarantee the rights and freedoms that make life worth living, and give all animals a chance to have their interests represented in court.

“This is an idea whose time has come. We know that animals experience pain and joy just like we do, and now it’s time for our laws to catch up to society,” said Nick Wright, Executive Director. “Animals deserve rights and freedoms, and they deserve to have their voices heard in courts throughout the country, much like corporations and trusts already do. Animal Justice is calling on Canadian lawmakers to enact the Animal Charter and help improve the lives of millions of animals.”

Although opinion …

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