February 19, 2021
In this episode of the Paw & Order podcast, Camille Labchuk and Peter Sankoff catch up on what’s new, including Peter planning to attend an Animal Justice virtual event at Osgoode Hall, his new podcast with his daughter Penny, called Translating Criminal Law: Rated G airing its fourth episode, and a new article by our friend of the show Siobhan O’Sullivan about her battle with ovarian cancer. Camille updates the show on the exciting Animal Justice Academy, that’s now in its 4th week and has over 5,000 participants. It’s not too late to join!
In the news, the hosts discuss a Calgary police officer getting caught on camera kicking a K9 unit dog, Winnipeg Humane Society joining the fight to ban the live export of horses to Japan, a new lawsuit challenging the legality of shooting wolves from aircrafts in BC, Canada’s dairy industry feeding palm oil to cows, and Dr. Kendra Coulter discussing monkey labour for coconuts on The Current.
For our main segment, Peter welcomes senior lecturer with the University of Otago Faculty of Law and doctoral candidate Marcelo Rodriguez Ferrere back to the show to discuss his dissertation on animal welfare law enforcement. Marcelo’s doctoral research argues that the systemic underenforcement of animal cruelty laws is a constitutional violation that shouldn’t be just concerning to animal advocates—but to all Canadians.
The Hero of the episode is a group of grade 9 students in Kelowna, BC who are calling for the end of animal dissection in their school, and the Zero is Health Canada for deciding not to include the suffering of animals as a factor is its review of deadly wildlife poisons.
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To our producer, Shannon Nickerson, and podcast editor Micahl Contos.
To Kevin Lacroix for the podcast logo and for the musical sting in our podcast intro.
To DJ Quads for our intro, transition and outro music.