May 7, 2021
In Episode 78 of the Paw & Order podcast, Camille Labchuk and Peter Sankoff go deep into top news stories that are affecting animals right now from both Canada and across the globe.
This includes an exciting new announcement from the Canadian government that it will be moving away from painful toxicity tests on animals in an overhaul of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Laurentian University killing about 200 research animals amid lab closures, two cases of a rare swine flu found in people in Manitoba, New Zealand ending the live export of animals by sea due to animal welfare concerns, a Nova Scotia breeder acquitted of animal cruelty charges, Alberta ending funding for a group working to help businesses develop in the plant-based protein sector, the CFIA announcing new import rules for dogs, and the B.C. government continuing to kill wolves to “protect” caribou—when wolves aren’t even responsible for the decline in caribou populations.
The Hero is My Octopus Teacher, for winning Best Documentary at the Oscars. The Zero is the organizers behind Alberta’s cruel and irresponsible No More Lockdowns Rodeo.
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.