#63: LIVE From the Online Canadian Law Conference!

This episode of the Paw & Order podcast is brought to you LIVE from the online Canadian Animal Law Conference! For the first time ever, hosts Camille Labchuk, Peter Sankoff, and Jessica Scott-Reid come together to host an exciting show.

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#39: Tragic BC Case Means More Dogs Will Face Death Row

The main topic is the tragic new British Columbia case of R v Santics, which dealt with a dog named Punky who was sentenced to death after Vancouver city enforcement officials decided he was a dangerous dog. Tragically, the B.C. Court of Appeal upheld a decision to kill Punky, and said the future courts no longer have the ability to impose interim measures for so-called dangerous dogs like muzzling, tethering, and training. Now, if a dog is determined to be dangerous, the judge has no choice but to impose a death sentence. Camille & Peter discuss why this case is terrible for dogs, and why dog legislation in Canada needs a major overhaul.

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Episode 27: Dog Breed Standards, Puppy Mills, & The Law

February 22, 2019   In Episode 27 of Paw & Order, hosts Peter Sankoff and Camille Labchuk catch up together in Toronto, where Peter is fresh from winning a major […]

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#27: Dog Breed Standards, Puppy Mills, & the Law

This episode’s main topic is a big one: dog breeding. If you’ve ever wondered why Canada still has a puppy mill problem, you’ll learn why the near-complete lack of licensing and oversight of dog breeders play a huge role. The hosts explain why dog breeding is inherently problematic, particularly when the dogs are genetically manipulated to have painful physical traits that cause them a lifetime of suffering.

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Episode 17: Orcas, Oil, & the Trans Mountain Pipeline Ruling

September 15, 2018 This episode of Paw & Order features a special guest interview with University of Alberta law professor Cameron Jeffries. He breaks down the recent Federal Court of […]

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#17: Orcas, Oil, & the Trans Mountain Pipeline Ruling

This episode of Paw & Order features a special guest interview with University of Alberta law professor Cameron Jeffries. He breaks down the recent Federal Court of Appeal decision rejecting the Trans Mountain pipeline, and explains why the ruling is good news for orca whales who are at risk from increased oil tanker traffic.

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Episode 16: NFACC’s Codes of Practice for Farmed Animals

August 31, 2018   We’re back! Camille and Peter tackle one of the most important issues in Canadian animal law: the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC), and the codes […]

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#16: NFACC’s Codes of Practice for Farmed Animals

Camille and Peter tackle one of the most important issues in Canadian animal law: the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC), and the codes of practice it publishes for the treatment of farmed animals. Shockingly, animal welfare on farms is almost completely unregulated in Canada. Instead, the government lets the farm industry-dominated NFACC develop voluntary, unenforceable “standards” for animals confined on farms. Learn more about this organization, and why we’re concerned that NFACC’s style of self-regulation is window-dressing that’s ultimately counterproductive for animals.

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Episode 3: Special Live Q&A—Your Questions Answered

February 16, 2018   Welcome to Episode 3 of Paw & Order! This special Q&A show was recorded live from Peter’s animal law class at the University of Alberta in […]

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#3: Special Live Q&A—Your Questions Answered

This special Q&A show was recorded live from Peter’s animal law class at the University of Alberta in January, during Camille’s visit to Edmonton.

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