Articles by Scott Tinney

Quebec Animal Welfare Regulation Bans Cat Declawing, Dog Tail Docking & Other Cosmetic Mutilations

Quebec’s “Regulation Respecting the Welfare and Safety of Domestic Animals and Equines” will spare pets from inherently cruel cosmetic mutilations.

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Animal Groups Call for Pest Control Act Amendments

Animal Justice, Animal Alliance of Canada, HSI/Canada, IFAW, and Wolf Awareness Inc. are calling on the government to amend federal legislation to protect both target and non-target animals from harm and suffering caused by inhumane pest control products.

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Toronto Votes to Expand Controversial Backyard Hen Pilot Program

Allowing the expansion of the UrbanHens TO program during a period of outbreak is as dangerous as it is illogical.

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Speak Up for Sled Dogs in Ontario Government Consultation

Note: consultation is now closed. Ontario is consulting the public on updates to animal welfare regulations that apply to outdoor dogs in the province. The proposed updates are extensive and […]

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8 Reasons Why Keeping Urban Chickens Is a Bad Idea

Note: public consultations for Winnipeg and Toronto are now closed. Urban (or backyard) chicken-keeping is becoming increasingly popular across Canada. Many people are drawn to the romanticized idea that keeping […]

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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 […]

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Federal Authorities Take No Action Following Cruelty Complaint at Saskatchewan Slaughterhouse

Animal Justice submitted an animal cruelty complaint to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) and Animal Protection Services of Saskatchewan based on shocking footage taken by local animal protection advocates […]

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Victory! Animal Justice Complaint Prompts Federal Action to Stop Misleading McDonald’s Ad Campaign

McDonald’s has stopped running a greenwashing ad campaign about its Quarter Pounder burger after an Animal Justice legal complaint prompted investigations by federal regulators.  McDonald’s unveiled an ad campaign last […]

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Animal Protection Groups Blocked From Testifying About Federal Ag Gag Law

Parliament is considering a troubling federal ag gag law, yet animal protection organizations like Animal Justice have been blocked from testifying about how the proposed law would harm animals and […]

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Animal Justice Urges Provincial & Federal Government Action After 2 Calves Found Dead in Black Rock, Nova Scotia

Animal Justice is calling on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) and provincial authorities to investigate the suspicious deaths and disposal of two calves who were discovered by concerned citizens […]

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