Vancouver Chicken Slaughterhouse in Trouble for Endangering Animal Advocates

At Animal Justice, we use the law to help animals. Sometimes that means using animal protection laws, but often it means using other laws, unrelated to animals, to hold industry […]

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How to Lobby Your Political Reps to Support Plant-Strong Eating Recommendations

Earlier this year, Health Canada published much-anticipated draft revisions to Canada’s outdated food guide. The proposed healthy eating recommendations would encourage Canadians to eat “vegetables, fruit, whole grains and protein-rich […]

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Have Your Say: Canadian Government Might Ban Advertising Cheese To Kids

As part of the Healthy Eating Strategy, Health Canada is proposing to restrict the marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to children. Two approaches are being considered: Option 1: banning […]

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Have Your Say: Government Developing Food Policy for Canada

The federal government is developing Canada first-ever food policy! A national food policy would address the entire food cycle—from the moment seeds are planted, until the food is prepared and eaten. […]

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Canadians killed more than 771 million land animals for food in 2016

Slaughter report from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada show we killed 771,625,940 land animals for food in 2016—up from 750 million farmed animals killed the previous year. The growth is mostly […]

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New Farmed Animal Slaughter Rules Proposed – Have Your Say

As part of a food safety modernization initiative, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is overhauling our decades-old slaughter regulations. Though it’s unsurprising that the focus of the new food safety […]

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The CFIA Wants to Make It Easier to Mislead Consumers About Meat, Dairy, and Eggs

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is overhauling food labelling regulations, which include animal welfare claims on meat, dairy, and egg packaging like “free range” and “grass fed.” But instead of cracking […]

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Animal Justice Statement on Earls’ “Humane” Beef Reversal

Today, Earls reversed its decision to source only “Certified Humane (TM)” beef from the United States, instead choosing to maintain a Canadian supply chain. This situation reflects a consumer desire […]

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Canadians Killed More Than 750 Million Animals For Food in 2015

Slaughter reports from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada reveal that we killed at least 750,409,569 land animals for food in 2015. This is an increase from previous years, mostly due to […]

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The Poultry Industry Treats Workers Like Disposable Commodities

A new OXFAM report takes aim at the human rights violations of the poultry industry. The report reveals many disturbing practices, including: Worker turnover can be as high as 100 […]

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