Victory! Toronto City Council Rejects Reptile Zoo Proposal

A reptile zoo has been blocked from opening in Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre after city councillors heard concerns from scientists, community members, and animal protection groups—including Animal Justice and our supporters. Reptilia, which already operates reptile zoos in nearby Vaughan and Whitby, applied for an exemption from Toronto by-laws that prohibit keeping alligators, large snakes and... Read more » Animal Justice
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Appeal Court Agrees Animals are Sentient Beings Who Deserve Protection

Animal Justice just helped achieve a groundbreaking new legal victory for animals. The Alberta Court of Appeal confirmed the need for Canadian courts to protect animals from violent crimes when sentencing animal abusers—stating that animals are sentient beings who can suffer, and that animal abuse is an a offence of violence, not merely property offence.... Read more » Animal Justice
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