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Read the latest news from the fight for stronger laws and better enforcement for animals in Canada.

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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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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Tackling Manitoba’s Dog Overpopulation Crisis

Dogs are suffering in Manitoba amidst an overpopulation crisis.

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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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Bill to Regulate Ontario Veterinarians Has a Huge Loophole for Farm Owners

Bill 171 will allow untrained workers to slice off piglets’ tails and castrate them without pain relief.

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Ineffective Oversight: New Report Critiques Zoos Self-Regulation Through CAZA

A new investigative report prepared by Animal Justice shows that Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA)—an industry group that accredits nearly two dozen of Canada’s zoos and aquariums—has significant shortcomings. […]

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Animal Justice Tells Canada to Ban Cruel Compound 1080 Wildlife Poisoning

Compound 1080 is an extremely lethal chemical which causes severe and prolonged suffering to animals who consume it.

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Articling Student Job Posting (2025-2026)

We seek an enthusiastic and driven articling student to join our team for the 2025-2026 articling term to support our litigation, law enforcement, and law reform work.

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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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Animal Justice is Going to Court to Protect Animals Harmed by Plastic Pollution

Animal Justice is advocating for strong, coordinated action to tackle our global plastic pollution crisis.

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Caged Cruelty: Hidden-Camera Footage Shows Hens Suffering in Egg Farm Cages

The first undercover investigation of the Canadian egg industry in years shows that little has changed—hens are still languishing inside cramped wire cages, despite growing calls from the public for the industry to go cage-free.

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Animal Justice Asks Prime Minister to Protect Companion Animals in Renters’ Bill of Rights

The Prime Minister has yet to include protection for tenants with companion animals in the renters’ bill of rights.

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