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LAW Offers Help to Vet Student Conscientious Objectors

Lawyers for Animal Welfare (LAW), an organization that campaigns on behalf of animals, has offered to assist all veterinary college students in Ontario that conscientiously object to harming, killing or performing unnecessary surgery on dogs or other animals during the course of their studies.

“It is unacceptable that a veterinary student that will not perform unnecessary surgery or harm or kill animals due to deeply held moral beliefs should still in some instances face the threat of academic sanction. LAW extends an offer to help all such students enforce their right to be free from discrimination based on creed,” said Nick Wright, a founding director of the organization.

While some accomodations have been made for certain programs for veterinary students who conscientously object to harming animals, there are still instances where the threat of academic sanction exists for such students. All veterinary students in Ontario who seek the assistance of LAW are encouraged to contact the organization.

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