February 8, 2019
In Episode 26, Camille interviews Edie Bowles, a London-based lawyer who is launching the UK’s very first animal rights law firm—Advocates for Animals. Edie fills listeners in on her path to becoming an animal protection lawyer, why UK animal laws are so much stronger than the Canadian system, and the pitfalls and promises that Brexit might hold for animal law.
Then, Camille and Peter announce some exciting news: Canada’s getting an animal law conference this fall! The hosts also catch up about their recent testimony about a bestiality and animal fighting bill before the House of Commons Justice Committee, and what changes Animal Justice is asking for to improve the legislation. They also recap Camille’s recent TV debate against a dairy farmer on The Agenda, the ensuing Twitter war, and why it shouldn’t be up to animal farming industries to make up their own rules without government oversight. And don’t forget—we’re hiring a staff lawyer! If this is your dream job, learn how to apply.
And as always, there’s lots of animal law in the news, starting with an appeal of the ruling striking down the OSPCA enforcement regime, the whale and dolphin captivity ban passing second reading in Parliament, a potential California ban on fur trapping, and a heartbreaking case of severe neglect on a hobby farm.
This episode’s hero is Schulich School of Law professor Jodi Lazare, co-host with Animal Justice of the Canadian Animal Law Conference. The zero is a caleche owner in Montreal who was caught red-handed keeping a horse in appalling conditions.
As always, use code PAW15 at the checkout to save 15% on your order at our sponsor Grinning Goat, Canada’s vegan fashion boutique!
To our producer, Shannon Milling.
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.
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