#72: Vegan Food & Rescued Dogs With Pro CFL Player John Rush

Episode 72 of the Paw & Order podcast features an exciting and energetic interview with vegan CFL player John Rush, who plays with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Because of the pandemic, the Blue Bombers haven’t been able to play this year, but John hasn’t missed a beat. He’s been using his free time to launch an awesome vegan food blog: Rescue Dog Kitchen. John discusses what it’s like being a vegan pro athlete, his journey to the movement, and how he uses the blog and his social media, which prominently features his huge rescued dogs Bone and Bailey, to advocate for animals and plant-based eating.

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#71: Adventures of a Farm Animal Protection Lawyer With Peter Brandt

January 22, 2021 It’s the three-year anniversary of the Paw & Order podcast! Thanks so much to our listeners for tuning in and for supporting the show. You’re the reason […]

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#64: Matthew Liebman on How Justice the Horse Sued His Former Owner

October 2, 2020 This episode of the Paw & Order podcast kicks off with a recap of the online Canadian Animal Law Conference, which was a smashing success! A reminder […]

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#61: Animals as Victims of Crime

Peter and Camille discuss legal efforts aimed at having animals considered to be victims of crimes, with the ability to provide a victim impact statement in court. The hosts debate whether this move is merely symbolic, or whether it advances protections for animals in a meaningful way.

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#56: 14 Years of Animal Law – a Conversation with Siobhan O’Sullivan

In this episode, we welcome Peter Sankoff back to the co-host chair after some time off. Peter also brings listeners as a special interview with Australia-based Siobhan O’Sullivan, host of the Knowing Animals podcast. Peter and Siobhan discuss how animal law and animal studies have grown in the last decade and a half, and the iRoar Podcast Network.

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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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#31: Getting Justice When Your Pet Dies at the Vet

Camille and Peter explain how humans can seek justice when a companion animal is wrongfully injured or killed. The law has been slow to recognize the value of animals to their guardians, and still treats animals like property. Damage awards have typically been limited to the cost of replacing an animal, which doesn’t even begin to account for the sense of loss that people feel when they lose a beloved animal through negligence or other tragic means. Slowly, damages for mental distress at the loss of a pet are creeping into Canadian judgments, and this area is ripe for evolution.

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#27: Dog Breed Standards, Puppy Mills, & the Law

This episode’s main topic is a big one: dog breeding. If you’ve ever wondered why Canada still has a puppy mill problem, you’ll learn why the near-complete lack of licensing and oversight of dog breeders play a huge role. The hosts explain why dog breeding is inherently problematic, particularly when the dogs are genetically manipulated to have painful physical traits that cause them a lifetime of suffering.

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Episode 27: Dog Breed Standards, Puppy Mills, & The Law

February 22, 2019   In Episode 27 of Paw & Order, hosts Peter Sankoff and Camille Labchuk catch up together in Toronto, where Peter is fresh from winning a major […]

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Episode 23: Angela Fernandez on Fox Hunting, Property, & Pierson v. Post

December 11, 2018 Fresh from celebrating at Animal Justice’s Edmonton holiday party, hosts Peter Sankoff and Camille Labchuk catch listeners up on the festivities, and provide an exciting update on […]

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