Media Releases

Read the latest media releases from Animal Justice.

Animal Justice Hopes PUPS Act Will Be First Step in Protecting Dogs

TORONTO—Animal Justice is welcoming the passage of the Preventing Unethical Puppy Sales Act (PUPS Act), but is calling on the Ontario government to consult on taking more meaningful action to […]

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Animal Justice, Ottawa Humane Society and Veterinarian Call for Law Enforcement at Bull Riding Event

OTTAWA—National animal law organization Animal Justice has alerted the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) about likely violations of animal welfare laws at the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) event scheduled for June […]

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Animal Justice Stands with B.C. Advocates in Appeal Against Unjust Jail Sentences for Exposing Animal Cruelty

VANCOUVER—National animal law advocacy organization Animal Justice is expressing support for Amy Soranno and Nick Schafer, who are appealing their 30-day jail sentences on Friday, May 31 at the BC […]

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Animal Justice Urges London Police to Enforce Animal Cruelty Laws at Upcoming Bull Riding Event

LONDON—National animal law organization Animal Justice has formally alerted London Police Service (LPS) and Animal Welfare Services about violations of animal cruelty laws that are likely to occur at the […]

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Groups call on Manitoba’s Chief Veterinary Officer to Stop Bull Riding Events that Violate Animal Cruelty Laws

BRANDON—National animal law organization Animal Justice and Manitoba Animal Save have submitted a request urging law enforcement authorities to step in and prevent violations of animal cruelty laws at this […]

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New Report Shows Canada Lags Behind on Cage-Free Egg Commitments

TORONTO—Newly released data shows that as grocers and other food companies around the world are making remarkable strides towards cage-free commitments in the food industry, Canada is emerging as a […]

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Animal Justice to Testify at Committee, Urging Ontario to Add Teeth to Proposed Puppy Mill Law

TORONTO—In an effort to strengthen Ontario’s proposed puppy mill legislation Camille Labchuk, lawyer and executive director at Director Animal Justice, will testify before the Standing Committee on Justice Policy on […]

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Animal, Environmental Groups File Notice of Objection to Health Canada Decision to Allow Cruel Poison Used to Kill Wolves & Other Wildlife 

OTTAWA—Wolf Awareness, WeHowl, Animal Justice, Humane Society International/Canada, and Animal Alliance of Canada, along with a coalition of 17 animal and environmental protection groups, have filed a notice of objection under the […]

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Amid Boycott, Animal Justice Calls on Loblaw to Honour its Broken Cage-Free Egg Promise

TORONTO—As a month-long campaign to boycott Loblaw gains traction, Animal Justice is calling on the company to honour its broken promise to stop selling eggs from hens who are kept […]

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A Win for Press Freedom: Undercover Farm, Slaughterhouse Investigations Now Legal in Ontario

TORONTO—Following a judge’s order signed late Thursday afternoon, undercover investigations in the meat, dairy, egg, and fur farming industries are once again legal in Ontario, in a huge victory for […]

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Animal Justice Files Legal Complaint After Horse Air Shipment Exceeds Time Limit

WINNIPEG—Animal Justice, the Winnipeg Humane Society, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition and Manitoba Animal Save have filed a legal complaint with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) after another shipment […]

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Undercover Footage Reveals Grim Reality of Canadian Egg Industry’s ‘Enriched’ Cage Housing

TORONTO—New undercover footage from Animal Justice is exposing the troubling realities at the heart of the Canadian egg industry’s wide adoption of so-called “enriched” cage housing systems for hens.  As […]

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Media Advisory: Manitoba Live Horse Exporter Faces First Court Appearance

WINNIPEG—Carolyle Farms, a live horse exporter based in Swan River, Manitoba, faces its first court appearance following a charge laid by Animal Justice in February through a rare private prosecution.  When: Thursday, […]

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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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