#79: Replacing Animal Use in Science With Dr. Charu Chandrasekera

In Episode 79 of the Paw & Order podcast, co-hosts Camille Labchuk and Jessica Scott-Reid speak with Dr. Charu Chandrasekera. Dr. Chandrasekera is the founder of the Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods (CCAAM) at Windsor University, an internationally recognized research centre working to develop alternatives to animal testing. The interview explores why traditional animal testing is an outdated form of research that often produces poor results, why modern alternatives to animal testing focusing on human biology are more efficient, the exciting work that CCAAM is doing to develop these alternatives, and why it’s time for Canada to do more to support alternatives to animal testing and to develop these lifesaving technologies.

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#76: Vaccines, Animal Testing, & Ethics

In Episode 76 of the Paw & Order podcast, co-hosts Camille Labchuk and Jessica Scott-Reid deep dive into the ethics of getting vaccines that have been tested on animals—which is an especially hot (and rightfully sensitive) topic as we grapple with the global pandemic. They discuss why animal testing is outdated and less effective than modern alternative methods, why research animals are often unprotected by cruelty laws and deserve protection, what types of animal tests leading research companies have been doing to develop COVID-19 vaccines, what animal-derived ingredients go into these vaccines, what’s really going on with a ‘plant-based’ vaccine being developed in Canada, and why animal advocates should still consider getting vaccinated although animal testing is a requirement, so they can stay in good health, help end the global pandemic, and keep on fighting to make change for animals.

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#75: Dog Abuse Cases Making Headlines

In episode 75 of the Paw & Order podcast, co-hosts Camille Labchuk and Peter Sankoff give an analysis of three Canadian dog abuse cases that are making headlines right now. This includes a case from Newfoundland involving man who was acquitted of cruelty charges because the court ruled he didn’t “wilfully” starve his beagles into emaciation, a puppy mill breeder acquitted of cruelty charges in Nova Scotia, and a dog abuse case being appealed in Alberta to determine appropriate sentencing. Animal Justice will seek leave to intervene in this important case to highlight what principles of sentencing actually matter to animals.

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#74: Tackling Factory Farms in Prisons, With Calvin Neufeld & Dr. Amy Fitzgerald

Episode 74 of the Paw & Order podcast features an in-depth interview with Calvin Neufeld, the founder of Evolve Our Prison Farms, and Dr. Amy Fitzgerald, a criminologist, expert in using prison labour in animal agriculture, and an associate professor with the department of sociology, anthropology, and criminology at the university of Windsor. In the interview, Calvin and Dr. Amy discuss their work to put a stop to goat milk factory farm, which is planned to open at a federal prison in Kingston, Ontario.

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#73: Marcelo Rodriguez Ferrere on Animal Law Underenforcement

February 19, 2021 In this episode of the Paw & Order podcast, Camille Labchuk and Peter Sankoff catch up on what’s new, including Peter planning to attend an Animal Justice […]

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#72: Vegan Food & Rescued Dogs With Pro CFL Player John Rush

Episode 72 of the Paw & Order podcast features an exciting and energetic interview with vegan CFL player John Rush, who plays with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Because of the pandemic, the Blue Bombers haven’t been able to play this year, but John hasn’t missed a beat. He’s been using his free time to launch an awesome vegan food blog: Rescue Dog Kitchen. John discusses what it’s like being a vegan pro athlete, his journey to the movement, and how he uses the blog and his social media, which prominently features his huge rescued dogs Bone and Bailey, to advocate for animals and plant-based eating.

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#70: Kimberly Carroll Introduces the Animal Justice Academy

In Episode 70 of the Paw & Order podcast, Camille Labchuk and Jessica Scott-Reid speak with Kimberly Carroll, Animal Justice’s Communications Strategist and on the Board of Directors. Kimberly announces an exciting new initiative: The Animal Justice Academy!
The Animal Justice Academy is a six-week advocacy bootcamp featuring over 80 presenters who are leaders in the animal rights movement. Together, they guide participants how to create real change for animals through political engagement, media, public protest and outreach, veganism, creative mediums, business, and using your own unique communities and social circles.

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#69: Holiday SPECTACULAR!

Welcome to the Paw & Order holiday spectacular—featuring all three hosts, Camille Labchuk, Peter Sankoff, and Jessica Scott-Reid! In this special holiday episode, the hosts give out 12 “gifts” to worthy people, groups and animals. This is one of our funnest and most energetic episodes yet!

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#65: Debunking “Kiss the Ground” with Nicholas Carter

Jessica speaks with environmental researcher Nicholas to discuss the documentary, “Kiss the Ground” to debunk regenerative agriculture and “holistic” cow grazing as a viable solution to climate change. We need to move away from animal farming all together to combat the climate crisis!

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#64: Matthew Liebman on How Justice the Horse Sued His Former Owner

October 2, 2020 This episode of the Paw & Order podcast kicks off with a recap of the online Canadian Animal Law Conference, which was a smashing success! A reminder […]

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