#69: Holiday SPECTACULAR!

Welcome to the Paw & Order holiday spectacular—featuring all three hosts, Camille Labchuk, Peter Sankoff, and Jessica Scott-Reid! In this special holiday episode, the hosts give out 12 “gifts” to worthy people, groups and animals. This is one of our funnest and most energetic episodes yet!

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#39: Tragic BC Case Means More Dogs Will Face Death Row

The main topic is the tragic new British Columbia case of R v Santics, which dealt with a dog named Punky who was sentenced to death after Vancouver city enforcement officials decided he was a dangerous dog. Tragically, the B.C. Court of Appeal upheld a decision to kill Punky, and said the future courts no longer have the ability to impose interim measures for so-called dangerous dogs like muzzling, tethering, and training. Now, if a dog is determined to be dangerous, the judge has no choice but to impose a death sentence. Camille & Peter discuss why this case is terrible for dogs, and why dog legislation in Canada needs a major overhaul.

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Episode 5: Who Gets the Dog? The Battle for Pet Custody

March 16, 2018   Episode 5 of the Paw & Order podcast is jam-packed! Hosts Peter Sankoff and Camille Labchuk give you all the details on a groundbreaking new pet […]

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#5: Who Gets the Dog? The Battle for Pet Custody

Hosts Peter Sankoff and Camille Labchuk give you all the details on a groundbreaking new pet custody case from the Newfoundland & Labrador Court of Appeal. In Baker v Harmina, a young former couple fought over who would get custody of Mya, a Bernese mountain dog-poodle mix. Mr. Baker was awarded full custody, based on the conception that the only thing that matters is who bought Mya. But a dissenting judge disagreed, and would have given the two joint custody, stating that “ownership of a dog is more complicated to decide than, say, a car, or a piece of furniture.”

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