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LAW Extends Conscientious Objection Campaign to all Ontario Students

Lawyers for Animal Welfare (LAW), an organization that campaigns on behalf of animals, has extended its conscientious objection program to all students in Ontario who refuse to experiment on animals during the course of their studies and who need assistance asserting their rights.

“Due to the success of our previous conscientious objection program LAW has decided to extend its offer of assistance to all students in Ontario who stand up for animals and the advancement of educational practices by refusing to harm and kill in the course of their studies. All students who need assistance asserting their rights are invited to contact us,” said Nick Wright, a founding director of the organization.

Previously LAW has assisted veterinary science students assert their Ontario Human Rights Code right to accommodation based on creed. Many students feel pressured to harm animals during the course of their studies contrary to their beliefs out of fear of academic sanction for refusing to participate in animal experimentation.

Lawyers for Animal Welfare (LAW) is made up of legal practitioners and volunteers across Canada. It is an incorporated Registered Charity (#80399 7212 RR0001) dedicated to advancing public knowledge of animal practices and preventing the abuse and killing of animals through the enforcement of existing laws.

Tax deductable donations can be made on the website using credit card or PayPal at: or by contacting the organization to make alternative arrangements.

For more information contact LAW at: info AT