OSPCA Withdraws From Enforcing Animal Cruelty Laws

The Ontario SPCA has announced that it will withdraw from enforcing animal protection laws in the province of Ontario as of March 31, when its current funding agreement with the […]

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Animal Justice Supports OSPCA Move to Withdraw from Enforcement

OTTAWA – National animal law organization Animal Justice is applauding the Ontario SPCA’s move to transition away from enforcing animal protection laws after March 31, 2019. The agency announced today […]

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Episode 24: Judge Finds Ontario SPCA Law Enforcement is Unconstitutional

January 14, 2019 Happy New Year! Paw & Order is back after a holiday hiatus, but don’t worry—things haven’t been quiet. Hosts Peter Sankoff and Camille Labchuk dive right into […]

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#24: Judge Finds Ontario SPCA Law Enforcement is Unconstitutional

Hosts Peter Sankoff and Camille Labchuk dive right into analyzing the brand new judgment in Bogaerts v Attorney General of Ontario, which found that the Ontario SPCA’s law enforcement powers are unconstitutional. Find out what this stunning decision means for the future of animal law enforcement in Ontario, and why Animal Justice is pleased with the outcome.

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Ontario Court Rules that Animal Law Enforcement Must Be Transparent and Accountable

After hearing arguments from Animal Justice lawyers, an Ontario court has ruled that animal law enforcement by the OSPCA—a private charity—is unconstitutional because the agency is not sufficiently accountable or […]

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Court Strikes Down Ontario SPCA Law Enforcement Regime as Unconstitutional

OTTAWA—An Ontario court has struck down the province’s animal protection law enforcement regime, declaring that it is unconstitutional for the Ontario SPCA—as a private charity not subject to reasonable oversight measures—to […]

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