Alberta Should Regulate Farmed Animal Welfare Instead of Punishing Animal Advocates

CALGARY – National animal law organization Animal Justice is denouncing plans by Alberta Premier Jason Kenney to target animal protection advocates with unprecedented fines and jail time. Meanwhile, there are […]

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Pig Scrambles Violate Animal Cruelty Laws, Says Animal Justice

CHARLOTTETOWN – National animal law organization Animal Justice has sent a letter to law enforcement authorities in Prince Edward Island advising that “pig scramble” events likely violate federal and provincial […]

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Authorities Investigating After Live Chicken Goes Through Sanitizing Washer at Vancouver Slaughterhouse

VANCOUVER—The BC SPCA is investigating an incident of a live chicken going through a sanitizing washer at Hallmark Poultry in downtown Vancouver. The aftermath of the incident was captured by […]

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Two Sentenced In Egg-Farm Human Trafficking Ring

Two men have been sentenced to prison for their role in smuggling Guatemalan teens into the U.S., forcing them to work on an egg farm while living in squalid conditions. […]

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Ag Department’s New Chief of Staff Has Close Ties to Ag Industry

Canada’s new agriculture minister has announced his chief of staff: Mary Jean McFall, whose family owns one of Canada’s largest egg producers—Burnbrae Farms—and who used to serve as a board […]

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Coalition of Animal Protection Groups Call for Change to Farmed Animal Transport Regulations

On the heels of a Mercy For Animals Canada investigation exposing profound animal suffering and complicit government inspectors at a pig assembly yard in Alberta, a coalition of animal protection […]

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Gestation Crates and Intensive Pig Farming

Gestation crates, otherwise known as sow stalls, are heavily used in intensive pig farming to confine female breeding pigs (sows) during pregnancy. The confinement is so tight that mother pigs […]

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