#43: Ontario PAWS Act Brings in Public Animal Law Enforcement System

In Episode 43, hosts Peter and Camille discuss some big animal law news: Ontario is moving toward the country’s first fully-public animal welfare law enforcement system. Learn why the Provincial Animal Welfare Services (PAWS) Act, could hold real promise for animals, as the hosts go over the proposed legislation.

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Here’s How to Help Animals with the New Ontario Animal Protection Survey

Everything is about to change for animal protection in Ontario. In March 2019, the Ontario SPCA announced it will no longer enforce animal cruelty laws in the province and is putting […]

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#29: Specialized Animal Cruelty Prosecutors, with Guest Jake Kamins

Camille interviews Jake Kamins, a district attorney in Oregon dedicated exclusively to prosecuting animal cruelty offences. Jake fills our listeners in on how his unique position helps him make a difference for animals.

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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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Episode 21: Constitutionalizing Animal Protections: An Interview with Professor Jessica Eisen

November 20, 2018 Paw & Order has its first-ever sponsor—The Grinning Goat, Canada’s vegan fashion boutique! We bring you all the details on this exciting new partnership, and a special […]

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