Episode 85 of the Paw & Order podcast features an interview with lawyer Chris Rudnicki. Chris is representing Animal Justice in an important case about appropriate sentencing principles that apply in animal cruelty cases. The case is R v Chen, involving a man who pleaded guilty to violently beat his dog, in which Animal Justice is an intervenor at the Alberta Court of Appeal.
In this episode, Camille reminds our listeners that the Canadian Animal Law Conference is just around the corner! Join us virtually from October 1-3, 2021, and register at canadiananimallawconference.ca.
In the news, Peter and Camille discuss the federal election, including candidates endorsed by Animal Justice, Canada’s first-ever national animal protection election debate, hosted by Animal Justice and partner organizations, and news coverage on the debate and the parties’ commitments to animal welfare. They also discuss a shocking new video of lone orca Kiska hitting her head against the wall of her tank at Marineland, the troubling coyote cull in Vancouver’s Stanley Park, cow farmers charged with animal cruelty in Saskatchewan, animal lawyer Victoria Shroff releasing an animal law book, and the heartbreaking slaughter of nearly 1,500 dolphins in the Faroe Islands.
The Heroes of the episode are Montreal SPCA, World Animal Protection, Vancouver Humane Society, and Nation Rising, for collaborating with us to make the animal protection election debate possible. This month, there was a fake press release sent out stating that the BC government was closing all fur farms. The Zero is the BC government for letting fur farms continue to operate!
Thank you to our sponsor The Grinning Goat! As a Paw & Order podcast listener, you can save 15% off Lefrik backpacks and bags during the month of September using the code PAWSEPTEMBER at grinninggoat.ca.
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.