Articles by Shannon Nickerson

Success! Bill to Ban Live Horse Exports for Slaughter Passes House of Commons

We’re one step closer to protecting horses from this heartbreaking industry.

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Animal Justice Testifies at Ontario Legislature to Stop Puppy Mills

We’re asking lawmakers to strengthen the bill to protect dogs from abusive breeders.

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Ontario’s Flawed Puppy Mill Bill Will Be Studied by Committee—Let’s Fix it!

In its current form, the PUPS Act won’t stop cruel puppy mills and backyard dog breeders.

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Court Order: Undercover Investigations Can Resume in Ontario Farms & Slaughterhouses

Animal Justice defeated much of Ontario’s dangerous ag gag law in court, which was designed to conceal animal abuse in the meat industry.

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Calling on Law Enforcement: Lay Charges Over Unlawful Shipment of Horses to Japan

Animal transport laws are only effective if they’re actually enforced.

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Bill to Ban Live Horse Exports Clears House of Commons Committee

This important bill is one step closer to becoming law.

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Justice for Horses: Live Exporter Faces First Appearance in Court

Animal Justice laid a federal charge against the exporter to seek justice for horses after authorities failed to enforce animal transport laws.

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Victory! Animal Justice Defeats Ontario Ag Gag Law in Court

One of the biggest wins for animals in Canadian legal history.

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Animal Justice Urges Whole Foods to Drop Cruel Caviar

The opulent garnish is not with the price of animal suffering.

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11 Women Animal Lawyers Who Are Changing the Game in 2024

Animal Justice is paying tribute to 11 incredible women animal lawyers in Canada who are actively using the law to build a more compassionate future for animals.

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Animal Justice Testifies at Parliament to Ban Live Horse Exports for Slaughter

Let’s protect horses from being flown to their deaths overseas.

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Animal Justice Charges Live Horse Exporter for Animal Transport Violations Over Shipment to Japan

The charge stems from a shipment of live horses that exceeded the legal time limit for transport to Japan, during which three horses collapsed on the flight.

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Canada’s Lack of Fish Protection Laws Explained

Fishes have nervous systems that feel pain and distress, yet they lack legal protections to shield them from widespread physical and mental harm.

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