Animal Justice Granted Intervenor Status in Supreme Court Case on Public Interest Standing

Animal Justice has been granted leave to intervene in a Supreme Court of Canada case could affect how animals and animal advocates access the justice system. In order for a case to be heard in court, an individual or organization must first be granted “standing”. Private interest standing can be obtained when a case directly... Read more » Animal Justice
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Animal Justice Seeks Intervener Status In Supreme Court Case About Public Interest Standing

Animal Justice is seeking leave to intervene in a Supreme Court of Canada case that could have important implications for access to justice in cases involving animals and animal advocates. To launch a lawsuit, a person or an organization must prove that they have “standing” to do so. If they are directly affected by a... Read more » Animal Justice
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Bill to Outlaw Bestiality & Animal Fighting Passes House of Commons Vote

The House of Commons voted unanimously on Wednesday to pass Bill C-84, government legislation that would outlaw all forms of bestiality, and close loopholes related to animal fighting.

Bill C-84 was introduced last year in response to the 2016 Supreme Court case of R v DLW, which found that Canada’s laws are so outdated that most forms of bestiality are not currently illegal. Animal Justice intervened in the case to fight on behalf of animals, and has been pushing for action to close the disturbing bestiality loophole ever since then.

Now, Bill C-84 will go to the Senate for further debate, study, and voting. The end of the Parliamentary session is only weeks away, and if the Senate doesn’t pass the bill before the end of June, it will die when Parliament rises for the summer break and fall election.

In addition to outlawing all forms of bestiality, the legislation also improves laws against animal fighting. Animal Justice testified in suppor…

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