Media Releases

Read the latest media releases from Animal Justice.

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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New Zealand Animal Welfare Trade Report Calls for Action on Pork Imports from Canada

TORONTO—A new report is urging policymakers in New Zealand to clamp down on Canadian pork imports because they are inconsistent with the nation’s higher farmed animal welfare standards The report, […]

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Animal Protection Groups File Application for Review of Penned Dog Hunting Regulations Under Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights

TORONTO—Animal Justice and Coyote Watch Canada have filed an application seeking legislative review under Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR), in the hope of ending penned dog hunting in the […]

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Marineland ‘House of Horrors’ Claims the Lives of Two More Whales

Animal Justice is incredibly saddened to learn from Canadian Press reports that two more beluga whales have died at Marineland. Including the two new deaths, 17 whales have died at […]

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Most Canadian Shoppers Misled by Egg Carton Welfare Labels, According to Survey

TORONTO—According to a new survey, Canada’s largest egg producer is misleading consumers through its egg carton labels. More than 1,000 participants in the nationwide survey conducted by Bryant Research were […]

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Royal Manitoba Winter Fair Events Violate Animal Cruelty Laws

WINNIPEG—The Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) and national animal law organization Animal Justice are calling on the organizers of the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair and law enforcement authorities to cancel planned […]

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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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More Horses Shipped from Winnipeg Airport for Slaughter in Japan

WINNIPEG—Animal Justice is extremely saddened that another shipment of live horses bound for slaughter overseas has departed Winnipeg Richardson International Airport on Monday morning, despite the growing calls for the […]

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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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‘Huge Victory’ for Wildlife Celebrated by Animal Protection, Environmental Groups as Health Canada Announces Strychnine Poisoning Ban

OTTAWA—Wolf Awareness, WeHowl, Animal Justice, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Humane Society International/Canada (HSI/Canada), and Animal Alliance of Canada are applauding a decision by Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency […]

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Animal Justice Testifies on Bill to Ban Horse Export for Slaughter

OTTAWA – The House of Commons Agriculture Committee heard compelling testimony today, outlining why it’s time for Canada to outlaw the controversial practice of exporting live horses overseas for slaughter. […]

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Federal Charge Laid Against Live Horse Exporter

WINNIPEG—Animal Justice laid a charge today in Winnipeg under the federal Health of Animals Regulations against Carolyle Farms—a live horse exporter located in Swan River, Manitoba. The charge stems from […]

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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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