#51: Eating & Using Animals Keeps Breeding Deadly New Viruses

There’s only one thing on everyone’s mind right now: the novel coronavirus health crisis. Hosts Peter and Camille discuss how their lives have changed and what this means for Animal Justice, including the postponement of our April 25 benefit gala.

More than ever before, the coronavirus is teaching humanity an urgent lesson that we must take to heart—that human health is inextricably linked to the well-being of animals and the planet around us. Peter and Camille discuss how the coronavirus originated in a wildlife market in China, but how life-threatening viruses and bacteria can and have also emerged from factory farms in North America and other countries, due to the perfect breeding grounds created by intensively confining animals. For more on this topic, watch Dr. Aysha Akhtar’s brilliant TEDx talk.

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#45: Ag Gag Laws Come to Canada

December 6, 2019 Ag gag laws have come to Canada. In an effort to conceal animal cruelty on farms, some provinces have begun passing dangerous legislation designed to keep abuse […]

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Senate Moves to Include Whale Protections & Shark Fin Ban in Government Fisheries Bill

The Canadian government is taking firm steps to protect captive whales from cruelty and ban the shark fin trade before the next election. Senator Peter Harder, government representative in the […]

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#31: Getting Justice When Your Pet Dies at the Vet

Camille and Peter explain how humans can seek justice when a companion animal is wrongfully injured or killed. The law has been slow to recognize the value of animals to their guardians, and still treats animals like property. Damage awards have typically been limited to the cost of replacing an animal, which doesn’t even begin to account for the sense of loss that people feel when they lose a beloved animal through negligence or other tragic means. Slowly, damages for mental distress at the loss of a pet are creeping into Canadian judgments, and this area is ripe for evolution.

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Here’s Why #Februdairy is Already Totally Failing

Nice try, Big Dairy. The dairy industry recently launched #Februdairy, a social media campaign aiming to promote dairy milk during the month of February. But before the campaign could even […]

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Animal Justice Applauds MP Michelle Rempel’s Anti-Bestiality Bill

OTTAWA – National animal law advocacy organization Animal Justice is supporting MP Michelle Rempel’s private member bill aimed at outlawing all forms of sexual abuse of animals. The bill was […]

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How to Lobby Your Political Reps to Support Plant-Strong Eating Recommendations

Earlier this year, Health Canada published much-anticipated draft revisions to Canada’s outdated food guide. The proposed healthy eating recommendations would encourage Canadians to eat “vegetables, fruit, whole grains and protein-rich […]

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Here’s Why Thanksgiving is a Nightmare for Turkeys

On Thanksgiving, many Canadians give thanks for the wonderful things in our lives, including friends, family, and health. But turkeys killed and eaten for Thanksgiving dinner have nothing to be […]

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Canadian Senator: “We Should See Cetaceans As Our Equals, As Living Beings”

Committee hearings got underway this week on Bill S-203, a Senate bill that would ban keeping whales and dolphins in captivity in Canada. This groundbreaking bill would protect sensitive and […]

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Access to Information Documents Reveal Sobering Government Collusion with Big Ag

Access to information documents obtained by the Canadian Coalition for Farm Animals and reviewed by Animal Justice reveal that new proposed animal transport regulations were drafted in collusion with the […]

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