#76: Vaccines, Animal Testing, & Ethics

In Episode 76 of the Paw & Order podcast, co-hosts Camille Labchuk and Jessica Scott-Reid deep dive into the ethics of getting vaccines that have been tested on animals—which is an especially hot (and rightfully sensitive) topic as we grapple with the global pandemic. They discuss why animal testing is outdated and less effective than modern alternative methods, why research animals are often unprotected by cruelty laws and deserve protection, what types of animal tests leading research companies have been doing to develop COVID-19 vaccines, what animal-derived ingredients go into these vaccines, what’s really going on with a ‘plant-based’ vaccine being developed in Canada, and why animal advocates should still consider getting vaccinated although animal testing is a requirement, so they can stay in good health, help end the global pandemic, and keep on fighting to make change for animals.

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#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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#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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#53: Kendra Coulter On Tiger King, Covid, & Our Blatant Disrespect for Animals

Hosts Camille and Peter sit down for a fascinating interview with professor Kendra Coulter of Brock University. The wide-ranging discussion covers her important empirical research on animal law enforcement models, and her recent op ed on why our obsession with Tiger King says a lot about how disrespecting animals led to the coronavirus pandemic in the first place. Check out Kendra’s study on Manitoba’s law enforcement model, co-authored with Brittany Campbell.

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#50: Interview with Emma Hurst from Australia’s Animal Justice Party

It’s the 50th episode of the Paw & Order podcast! In this episode, Camille sits down with Animal Justice Party MP Emma Hurst, serving in the Upper House of New South Wales Parliament, Australia. Emma is one of three MPs with the Animal Justice Party giving a much-needed political voice for animals.

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#32: Criminalizing Compassion – #MeatTheVictims & #PigTrial2

Camille and Peter discuss the rise of direct action animal advocacy in Canada, the legal issues raised, and the potential for legal pushback by industry and legislators. The hosts go over two recent high-profile cases: Ontario prosecutors withdrawing criminal charges against activist Jenny McQueen for rescuing a piglet, in a case that had been dubbed the #PigTrial2; and the #MeatTheVictims action in Abbotsford, B.C., where activists occupied an industrial pig farm that had been exposed for horrific pig abuse.

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Episode 18: Compassion is Not a Crime – Protecting the Civil Liberties of Animal Advocates

September 28, 2018 Camille is joined on this episode by special guest co-host Tayler Zavitz for a frank discussion of government and industry efforts to target and stifle animal rights […]

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#18: Compassion is Not a Crime – Protecting the Civil Liberties of Animal Advocates

Camille is joined on this episode by special guest co-host Tayler Zavitz for a frank discussion of government and industry efforts to target and stifle animal rights advocates in Canada. A long-time activist herself, and now a doctoral candidate at the University of Victoria, Tayler’s PhD research focuses on exposing and analyzing bogus criminal charges filed against animal advocates, failure to prosecute illegal conduct by animal-use industries, lawsuits by animal-use industries designed to repress free speech, and state surveillance of peaceful citizens.

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Episode 17: Orcas, Oil, & the Trans Mountain Pipeline Ruling

September 15, 2018 This episode of Paw & Order features a special guest interview with University of Alberta law professor Cameron Jeffries. He breaks down the recent Federal Court of […]

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#17: Orcas, Oil, & the Trans Mountain Pipeline Ruling

This episode of Paw & Order features a special guest interview with University of Alberta law professor Cameron Jeffries. He breaks down the recent Federal Court of Appeal decision rejecting the Trans Mountain pipeline, and explains why the ruling is good news for orca whales who are at risk from increased oil tanker traffic.

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