Alberta Court of Appeal Confirms Need to Protect Animals from Violent Crimes

CALGARY—The Alberta Court of Appeal today confirmed the need for Canadian courts to protect animals from violent crimes when sentencing those who are found guilty of animal cruelty. The Court held that because animals are sentient beings that experience pain and suffering, crimes against them are crimes of violence and should be treated differently from property... Read more » Animal Justice
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Limit Farm Sizes to Protect Animals From Disasters, Says Animal Justice

ABBOTSFORD—National animal law organization Animal Justice is calling for urgent action to cap the number of animals that can be kept on farms. Limiting farm sizes will help ensure that all animals can realistically be evacuated in the face of emergencies such as the catastrophic flooding in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia. The flooding... Read more » Animal Justice
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New Footage Shows Cows Violently Beaten at Organic Dairy Farm in Abbotsford, BC

VANCOUVER—Animal Justice is releasing a shocking new video showing serious abuse at Cedar Valley Farms, a large organic dairy farm in Abbotsford, BC. Shot between May and October of 2021, the footage shows: Multiple workers violently beating cows on their faces, legs, and bodies with canes, pitchforks, and wrenches; hitting, kicking, and shouting at cows;... Read more » Animal Justice
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