#Voiceless4AnimalJustice 2020 Raises $36K for Animals

#Voiceless4AnimalJustice 2020 Raises $36K for Animals »

This year’s #Voiceless4AnimalJustice campaign has officially wrapped up, and was a huge success for animals, thanks to our incredible community! In November 14, supporters across the country took a 24-hour vow of silence for the animals whose voices are so…

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Take Action: Speak Out to Help Captive Whales & Dolphins

Take Action: Speak Out to Help Captive Whales & Dolphins »

Last year, Canada passed a groundbreaking ban on whale and dolphin captivity, recognizing that keeping these majestic animals in concrete tanks is inherently cruel. Canadians overwhelmingly supported the new legislation. Canada’s new law will prevent future generations of these intelligent,…

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Say NO to Ag Gag laws in Manitoba

Say NO to Ag Gag laws in Manitoba »

Please note that the consultation period is now closed. The Manitoba government is consulting the public on potential “ag gag” (agricultural gag) laws in Manitoba, and now is the time to have your say to block these dangerous proposals. The…

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Job Posting: Staff Lawyer (One Year Contract)

Job Posting: Staff Lawyer (One Year Contract) »

Please note: job posting is now closed. About Animal Justice: Animal Justice is Canada’s leading charity devoted to using the law to protect animals. Our lawyers work to pass strong new animal protection legislation at all levels of government, ensure laws…

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Fighting Canada's Dangerous “Ag Gag” Laws

Fighting Canada’s Dangerous “Ag Gag” Laws »

Updated November 2021 Animal Justice is working to stop the spread of dangerous “agricultural gag” (or “ag gag”) laws in Canada. Ag gag laws seek to silence, or “gag”, whistleblowers, undercover journalists, and animal advocates, punishing them for exposing cruelty…

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Exporting Cruelty: Canada’s Live Animal Export Trade

Exporting Cruelty: Canada’s Live Animal Export Trade »

This article is written by Factory Farm Collective and originally posted on their website. Visit factoryfarmcollective.ca for more great content. Earlier this year, the Guardian examined the global live export trade and found that, based on 2017 FAO data, Canada was the 3rd top…

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Canada Slaughtered 834 Million Animals in 2019

Canada Slaughtered 834 Million Animals in 2019 »

The Canadian meat industry is slaughtering more animals for food than ever before, according to government slaughter statistics analyzed by Animal Justice. In 2019, over 834 million land animals were killed at the hands of the meat industry—up drastically from…

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Watch Our #GivingTuesdayNow Live Stream!

Watch Our #GivingTuesdayNow Live Stream! »

We’re so grateful for your support on #GivingTuesdayNow! #GivingTuesdayNow was a global day of giving on May 5, 2020 to non-profits hit especially hard by the pandemic, including Animal Justice. It’s the support of the community that allows us to…

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Ontario Should Ban the Cruel Spring Bear Hunt

Ontario Should Ban the Cruel Spring Bear Hunt »

The Government of Ontario is proposing to permanently bring back the spring bear hunt – a reckless move opposed by a range of conservation and animal protection groups across the province. Through its Environmental Registry of Ontario (ERO) posting, the…

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Ontario May Soon Lift Its Pit Bull Breed Ban

Ontario May Soon Lift Its Pit Bull Breed Ban »

Things are looking up for pit bulls in Ontario! A new private member’s bill, introduced last November, aims to repeal the long-standing ban on pit bulls and pit bull-type dogs in the province because the ban is ineffective, arbitrarily targets…

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Join Animal Justice for a Holiday Party!

Join Animal Justice for a Holiday Party! »

This year, Animal Justice is hosting a holiday party in Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa—and you’re invited! Join us for an incredible evening with delicious vegan food from local restaurants, cocktails, a silent auction with fabulous prizes, and the premiere of…

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Here's Why Cat Declawing is No Longer Acceptable

Here’s Why Cat Declawing is No Longer Acceptable »

Cats have an innate need to scratch. Our kitty companions find great pleasure in scratching trees, furniture, carpets or other in-home belongings. There are many reasons behind the behaviour, including to stretch their bodies, shorten and condition their claws, and…

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Job Opportunity: Staff Lawyer at Animal Justice

Job Opportunity: Staff Lawyer at Animal Justice »

Animal Justice is a national animal law advocacy organization, leading the legal fight for animals in Canada. Our lawyers work to pass strong new animal protection legislation at all levels of government, ensure laws already on the books are vigorously…

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Why 2019 Will Spell the Death of the Fur Industry

Why 2019 Will Spell the Death of the Fur Industry »

For years, animal advocates have been fighting to shut down the horrific fur industry. It’s been a long, hard battle, but major victories in 2018 for fur-bearing animals have proven that times are finally changing! Over four million animals are…

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What Do Ontario's New Slaughter Laws Mean For Animals?

What Do Ontario’s New Slaughter Laws Mean For Animals? »

Ontario has announced that it’s amending its provincial slaughter regulations. The province will eliminate the need for a veterinarian to conduct post-mortem inspections at a slaughterhouse of an animal killed on a farm. However, a pre-slaughter inspection still needs to…

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Government (Finally) Moves to Close Bestiality Loophole

Government (Finally) Moves to Close Bestiality Loophole »

After a courtroom showdown and years of advocacy by Animal Justice, the federal government finally introduced legislation today to close Canada’s bestiality loophole. The new law also strengthens animal fighting offences. Animal Justice welcomes this news, but believes it is…

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#Voiceless4AnimalJustice Raises Over $28,000 for Animals

#Voiceless4AnimalJustice Raises Over $28,000 for Animals »

We can’t thank you enough—#Voiceless4AnimalJustice was a smashing success. Together, we raised $28,164.32 for animals, exceeding our $25,000 fundraising goal! For three weeks, participants from coast to coast educated their friends, families and the public about why Canada’s animal protection…

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Cat Declawing is Now Banned in British Columbia

Cat Declawing is Now Banned in British Columbia »

Veterinarians in British Columbia will no longer be permitted to declaw cats, after the province’s College of Veterinarians banned the practice. The College of Veterinarians is the self-regulatory body for the veterinary profession, and sets standards of practice that vets…

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A Legal Victory for Endangered Animals in Ontario!

A Legal Victory for Endangered Animals in Ontario! »

Last fall, you may remember that Animal Justice filed a lawsuit to protect the mountain lion, northern bobwhite, and dozens of other threatened and endangered species in the province of Ontario. Represented by lawyers from Ecojustice, we were concerned that…

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Chatham Dogfighting Charges Thrown Out for Delay

Chatham Dogfighting Charges Thrown Out for Delay »

Two men accused of vicious animal cruelty, dogfighting, and firearm charges in Chatham, Ontario have escaped criminal conviction. A judge in the high-profile case threw out 67 charges against John Robert and Michel Gagnon after ruling that the case had…

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Here's Why #Februdairy is Already Totally Failing

Here’s Why #Februdairy is Already Totally Failing »

Nice try, Big Dairy. The dairy industry recently launched #Februdairy, a social media campaign aiming to promote dairy milk during the month of February. But before the campaign could even officially start, it quickly became a marketing failure. When public…

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Montreal Just Elected an Animal-Friendly Mayor

Montreal Just Elected an Animal-Friendly Mayor »

Animals won big-time in Montreal’s municipal elections this weekend! Voters elected mayoral candidate Valérie Plante of Projet Montréal, and sent incumbent mayor Denis Coderre packing. Not only does mayor-elect Plante become the first woman to lead Montreal, she is also…

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Here's Why Thanksgiving is a Nightmare for Turkeys

Here’s Why Thanksgiving is a Nightmare for Turkeys »

On Thanksgiving, many Canadians give thanks for the wonderful things in our lives, including friends, family, and health. But turkeys killed and eaten for Thanksgiving dinner have nothing to be thankful for. Raised in appalling conditions on Canada’s industrial turkey…

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EXPOSED: Filth and Fraud in the Canadian Meat Industry

EXPOSED: Filth and Fraud in the Canadian Meat Industry »

The Canadian meat industry did NOT have a good week! Two disturbing meat stories grabbed headlines, reminding the public that animal cruelty, contamination, and false labelling run rampant in animal slaughter and processing. A Vancouver Sun article exposed B.C. slaughterhouse…

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