#35: The Battle to Pass Canada’s New Shark Fin Import Ban

It was a big month—three animal protection bills passed through Parliament! It’s now illegal to keep whales and dolphins in captivity, import shark fins, sexually abuse animals, and engage in animal fighting. For our main topic, Camille sits down with Gabriel Wildgen to discuss the fascinating history of campaigns to ban shark fin in Canada. Gabriel is a Harvard law student working with Animal Justice this summer, and previously spent many years campaigning against shark finning with HSI / Canada. From the Toronto City Council shark fin ban and its defeat in court, to a 2013 anti-shark fin bill in Parliament that lost by only six votes, it took many years and a lot of work to finally win a national ban on the shark fin trade.

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Canada Just Banned Whale & Dolphin Captivity. But What Happens to Animals Already in Tanks?

On Monday, June 10, Canada passed Bill S-203, groundbreaking legislation to outlaw whale and dolphin captivity. Once the bill comes into effect, it will be a criminal offence to capture […]

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Bill to Outlaw Bestiality & Animal Fighting Passes House of Commons Vote

The House of Commons voted unanimously on Wednesday to pass Bill C-84, government legislation that would outlaw all forms of bestiality, and close loopholes related to animal fighting. Bill C-84 […]

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Episode 4: Ending Whale & Dolphin Captivity in Canada

March 2, 2018   Episode 4 of the Paw & Order podcast is all about getting whales and dolphins out of captivity. Hosts Peter Sankoff and Camille Labchuk do a […]

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#4: Ending Whale & Dolphin Captivity in Canada

Episode 4 of the Paw & Order podcast is all about getting whales and dolphins out of captivity. Hosts Peter Sankoff and Camille Labchuk do a deep dive (pun intended!) into the legal efforts to rescue these smart, sensitive animals from tiny concrete tanks. This has been a major focus for animal advocates in Canada, and real progress has been made.

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The Federal Government Wants to Ban Capturing Wild Whales & Dolphins

The federal government presented a new bill that updates the Fisheries Act this week, including restrictions on capturing wild whales and dolphins for the purpose of keeping them in captivity. […]

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