Vancouver Aquarium & Greater Vancouver Zoo Under Investigation for Animal Cruelty

Authorities are investigating the Vancouver Aquarium and Great Vancouver Zoo for animal cruelty, after the Vancouver Humane Society filed a report concerning poor conditions at the facilities. In 2022, the […]

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Animal Justice Reiterates Call for Investigation After Yet Another Marineland Beluga Dies in United States

Connecticut-based Mystic Aquarium has confirmed that another beluga whale transferred to the facility from Ontario-based Marineland has died. Another beluga is gravely ill, though Mystic has not confirmed whether that […]

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Reptilia Zoo Withdraws Application for Exemption to Open in St. Catharines, Ontario

Reptilia, a private zoo chain notorious for displaying exotic reptiles and using them at mobile live performances as party props, has withdrawn its application for an exemption to animal keeping […]

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Animal Justice Files Cruelty Complaint Over Lonely, Listless Marineland Orca

Animal Justice has filed a formal animal cruelty complaint with provincial authorities, requesting an investigation into the apparent suffering of Kiska, the last surviving orca at Marineland in Niagara Falls, […]

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Update: Marineland Belugas Too Sick to be Transferred to U.S.

On August 28, 2020, the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (“NMFS”) issued a permit to Mystic Aquarium, allowing it to import five beluga whales from Marineland in Ontario. Although Animal […]

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New Senate Bill Would Protect Great Apes, Elephants, & Give Some Animals Standing in Court

Senator Murray Sinclair has introduced a groundbreaking Senate bill to protect great apes and elephants and even give animals legal standing and representation in some court proceedings. The bill, known […]

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#62: Animal Cruelty Cover-Up Laws Continue to Spread

Camille Labchuk and Jessica Scott-Reid give an update on ag gag laws in Canada, including police handing out tickets to protesters outside of Fearmans Pork slaughterhouse, Ontario releasing info on draft regulations for ag gag Bill 156, a new provision under the bill going into effect that now prohibits advocates from stopping transport trucks, and Manitoba launching public consultations for its own troubling ag gag legislation.

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Proposed Roadside Zoo in Kearney, Ontario Should Be Blocked, Says Animal Justice

Animal Justice is urging the town of Kearney, Ontario to disallow a proposed new roadside animal attraction confining bears and cheetahs. Keeping wild animals in captivity is wrong—for spectators, it’s […]

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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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B.C. Court Strikes Down Vancouver Aquarium Whale & Dolphin Ban

VANCOUVER – National animal law advocacy organization Animal Justice is responding to the decision from the B.C. Supreme Court quashing, in part, a municipal bylaw aimed at preventing whales and dolphins from suffering in […]

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