Vancouver Aquarium & Greater Vancouver Zoo Under Investigation for Animal Cruelty

Authorities are investigating the Vancouver Aquarium and Great Vancouver Zoo for animal cruelty, after the Vancouver Humane Society filed a report concerning poor conditions at the facilities. In 2022, the […]

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Vancouver Aquarium Wants to Transfer Last Dolphin to SeaWorld in Texas

Notorious marine park SeaWorld is asking the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (“NOAA”) for a permit to import a Pacific white-sided dolphin named Helen from Canada’s Vancouver Aquarium. According […]

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6 Reasons Why Marineland’s Proposed Beluga Export Should Be Blocked

Please note that there have been new developments in our ongoing efforts to protect whales from suffering in captivity. Visit this page for more up-to-date information. This week, The Whale […]

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#35: The Battle to Pass Canada’s New Shark Fin Import Ban

It was a big month—three animal protection bills passed through Parliament! It’s now illegal to keep whales and dolphins in captivity, import shark fins, sexually abuse animals, and engage in animal fighting. For our main topic, Camille sits down with Gabriel Wildgen to discuss the fascinating history of campaigns to ban shark fin in Canada. Gabriel is a Harvard law student working with Animal Justice this summer, and previously spent many years campaigning against shark finning with HSI / Canada. From the Toronto City Council shark fin ban and its defeat in court, to a 2013 anti-shark fin bill in Parliament that lost by only six votes, it took many years and a lot of work to finally win a national ban on the shark fin trade.

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Canada Just Banned Whale & Dolphin Captivity. But What Happens to Animals Already in Tanks?

On Monday, June 10, Canada passed Bill S-203, groundbreaking legislation to outlaw whale and dolphin captivity. Once the bill comes into effect, it will be a criminal offence to capture […]

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Parliament Passes Historic Ban on Whale & Dolphin Captivity 

OTTAWA – National animal law organization Animal Justice is applauding Parliament for passing Bill S-203, historic legislation that bans keeping whales and dolphins in captivity. The House of Commons voted […]

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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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Government Secretly Approves Beluga Export Permits Before Whale Captivity Ban Becomes Law

OTTAWA – National animal law advocacy organization Animal Justice says the federal government should revoke or deny beluga export permits to Vancouver Aquarium and Marineland. The two aquariums are secretly […]

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Victory! Bill to Ban Whale & Dolphin Captivity Passes the Senate

After nearly three years of delay and obstruction, a bill to ban keeping whales and dolphins in captivity has finally passed through the Canadian Senate. Senators voted to pass Bill […]

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Senate Passes Bills to Ban Whale & Dolphin Captivity and Shark Finning

OTTAWA – National animal law organization Animal Justice is applauding the Senate for passing Bill S-203, the Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act. If passed, Bill S-203 would outlaw […]

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