Articles by Camille Labchuk

Live Horse Export Bombshell: Animal Justice Investigation Reveals Troubling Pattern of Illegal Shipments

EDMONTON—A groundbreaking investigation by Animal Justice and Japanese animal protection group Life Investigation Agency (LIA) has identified a disturbing pattern of legal violations in flying live horses from Canada to […]

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Animal Justice in Court to Challenge Decision Favouring Plastics Industry

OTTAWA—Animal Justice is appearing before the Federal Court of Appeal to challenge a court decision that favoured the plastics industry, and undermined Canada’s efforts to regulate plastic products under the […]

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Appeal Victory: No Jail for Activists Who Exposed Cruelty at Excelsior Hog Farm

VANCOUVER—National animal law advocacy organization Animal Justice is pleased with a decision today from the British Columbia Court of Appeal, which overturned jail sentences for two animal advocates who participated […]

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Student Animal Law Research Paper Contest 2024

The Student Conference will take place on Friday, September 29 2023 in the lead up to the Canadian Animal Law Conference, at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in Toronto, Ontario.

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Court Strikes Down Ontario Law Banning Hidden-Camera Farm Investigations

TORONTO—Animal Justice is celebrating a landmark court decision that strikes down much of Ontario’s agricultural gag law (Ag-Gag law), which aimed to silence whistleblowers and journalists who work undercover to […]

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Ontario Refuses to Take Action Over Illegal Coyote Hunt

TORONTO—Animal Justice and Coyote Watch Canada are disappointed the Ontario Ministry of Environment has declined to open an investigation into an illegal competition that awarded cash and prizes in exchange […]

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First-Ever Undercover Video from Canadian Caviar Farm Reveals Shocking Conditions

VANCOUVER—In the first-ever undercover look into a fish farm in Canada, video footage obtained by Animal Justice at a British Columbia caviar operation has triggered an investigation by animal welfare […]

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In Watershed Moment, Marineland Convicted of Animal Welfare Offences After Decades of Cruelty

In a historic first, Marineland has been convicted of offences under Ontario’s animal welfare laws for its treatment of three young bears. “These convictions mark the first time Marineland has […]

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BC Court of Appeal Upholds Convictions in Excelsior Hog Farm Sit-In

VANCOUVER – Animal Justice is disappointed in a decision today from the British Columbia Court of Appeal, which upheld convictions against Amy Soranno and Nick Schafer. The two were convicted […]

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Vegan Firefighter Loses Groundbreaking Discrimination Case

Ontario tribunal says ethical vegans aren’t protected from discrimination.

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Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario Rejects Protections for Ethical Vegans

TORONTO—In a surprising and troubling decision, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has ruled against Adam Knauff, a firefighter who sought protection against discrimination for being an ethical vegan. The […]

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Animal Justice Applauds Government Bill to Ban Captivity of Elephants & Great Apes

TORONTO—Animal Justice is applauding a government bill introduced today in the Senate to protect elephants and great apes from captivity in Canada. Bill S-15, sponsored by Senator Marty Klyne, incorporates […]

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Federal Court Finds Restrictions on Plastic Unconstitutional

TORONTO—Animal Justice is expressing disappointment in a decision released today by the Federal Court that strikes down a federal decision to list plastic manufactured items as “toxic” under the Canadian Environmental […]

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New Footage: Abused, Injured & Rotting Pigs at Excelsior Hog Farm in BC

VANCOUVER—Animal Justice is releasing secretly-recorded video of suffering pigs taken inside Excelsior Hog Farm—a factory farm in Abbotsford, BC that has been repeatedly outed for animal suffering. The new footage […]

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