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Animal Justice  Animal lawyers. We're Canada's only animal law non-profit. We lead the legal fight for animal protection.

Today, the Liberal government introduced legislation to close Canada’s disturbing bestiality loophole and to strengthen animal fighting offences. While we welcome this new law, it doesn’t go far enough.
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Over two years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that most forms of bestiality are legal in Canada. Animal Justice intervened in the case, and urged the government to take swift action to close the bestiality loophole to protect animals from sickening sexual abuse.
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In 2016, the Liberal government killed Bill C-246, tabled by MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, which would have closed the bestiality loophole, and would have modernized Canada’s animal cruelty laws —which are some of the worst in the western world and a century out of date. At the time, the government promised to launch consultations and finally improve the animal cruelty laws.
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Last year, Animal Justice teamed up with MP Michelle Rempel to introduce a private member’s bill to close the bestiality loophole.
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And today, the government finally took action—but they didn’t do nearly enough to protect animals from cruelty. Canada’s animal cruelty laws are still archaic—and the new law doesn’t change that. The new law doesn’t even ban people convicted of bestiality from owning animals again in the future.
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Animal Justice will be pushing the government to outlaw bestiality offenders from ever owning animals again, and will continue to fight for the much-needed overhaul of Canada’s outdated animal cruelty laws.

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WOW! 🙌 We honestly can’t thank you enough. Because of your overwhelming support, the #Voiceless4AnimalJustice campaign was a huge success! 😊 We even exceeded our fundraising goal of $25,000 by $2,214.57. That’s just incredible. Thank you to everyone who made a gift to the #Voiceless4AnimalJustice campaign, shared social media posts, cheered us on, and joined us as one of our crucial fundraising participants.
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Over the past three weeks, participants have been educating their friends, families, and the public about what makes Canada’s animal protection laws some of the worst in the western world, and fundraising to support Animal Justice’s mission to transform the legal system to give animals the protection they desperately need. Yesterday, on the last day of the campaign, they took a 24-hour vow of silence to raise awareness for the animals who are silenced by our legal and political systems, and by industries.

If we ran #Voiceless4AnimalJustice again next year, would you be interested in joining us? Let us know in the comments below 👇

New Paw & Order podcast episode! 🙌 It’s the two-year anniversary of when the Liberal government tragically killed Bill C-246, designed to help bring Canada’s animal cruelty laws into the 21st century. Camille & Peter discuss some of the major obstacles standing in the way of advancing animal welfare legislation in Canada. Tune in 👉 animaljustice.ca/podcast

Amazing! 🙌 A new California law will allow judges to handle pet custody cases the same way they handle disputes over the custody of children.
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Under the current law, pets in custody disputes have the same standing as objects—such as a piece of furniture or a TV—but to most people, pets are family. The new law has the pet’s best interest in mind, and factors in who feeds them, takes care of their medical needs, and spends time with them.
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The new law goes into effect January 1st! Giving pets the status of family members in custody law is a great step forward, and one that should be adopted everywhere!

Woo! ☺️ We just hit 10K followers! 🎉 Thank YOU all so much for supporting us. What a blessing is to connect with so many amazing animal lovers and advocates from around the globe. You guys ROCK! 💙
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PS: Turn on the sound in this video if you feel like groovin’ out 🎵🐮

Two years ago today, the Canadian government slammed the door in the face of million of animals who desperately need protection from cruelty. This was the day Bill C-246 was voted down.
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Canada’s animal cruelty laws haven’t been updated since the 1950s, and some of this country’s animal protection laws are the worst in the western world. Bill C-246 was designed to bring our laws into the 21st century.
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When the legislation was being killed, the government promised to launch public consultations to improve our animal cruelty laws. But two years later, they have done absolutely nothing.
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Without critical improvements to Canada’s animal protection laws, abusers will continue to get away with killing and harming animals without repercussions.
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Please take action today! Contact your MP to ask them to support stronger animal cruelty legislation by visiting animaljustice.ca/crueltylaws.

In June 2016, the Supreme Court ruled that most forms of bestiality are legal in Canada. Canadians and animal lovers worldwide were SHOCKED to learn that animals didn’t have legal protection from sickening sexual abuse in this country. Canadians demanded that the government act swiftly to change this.
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Yesterday, MP @michellerempel called out Prime Minister @justinpjtrudeau for still failing to close the disturbing bestiality loophole after more than two years since the Supreme Court ruling.
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In fact, all that would be required to outlaw all forms of sexual abuse to animals is a simple one-line amendment to the Criminal Code.
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Today is #WorldAnimalDay. The majority of Canadians are compassionate individuals who care about animals and want them to be protected from cruelty and abuse. Despite this shared sentiment, Canada has some of the WORST animal protection laws in the western world. Changing this country for animals is entirely possible, but it’s a long and hard battle. Let’s remember to support each others efforts, to keep on fighting and speaking up for animals, and together, we WILL transform this country into one that takes animal protection seriously.

BREAKING: Nova Scotia just made history by BANNING cruel tail docking, ear cropping, debarking, and just became the first province to BAN cat declawing!
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Bravo, Nova Scotia, for passing this strong new law to protect our animal companions from painful and unnecessary cosmetic surgeries!
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The momentum for ending cosmetic surgeries for pets is spreading across the country. Tail docking and ear cropping were recently prohibited in PEI, and vet associations in British Columbia, Quebec, Nova Scotia, PEI, and New Brunswick have banned vets from performing these surgeries as well. In British Columbia, vets are not permitted to declaw cats, and just recently, the Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association announced it is considering banning this practice, too! 🙏

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." ― Mahatma Gandhi
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📷 Ft. Scooter from @thehappyherd, @easyanimalfree & @camillelabchuk.

Episode 18 of the Paw & Order podcast is out! ☺️@camillelabchuk is joined by special guest co-host @taylerzav to discuss tactics authorities use to silence animal activists. All too often, advocates are hit with false criminal charges, lawsuits to repress their right to free speech, and are targets of state surveillance. Tune in to learn more! 👉 animaljustice.ca/podcast

Wow! We’re blown away. #Voiceless4AnimalJustice has only been launched for 5 days, and already we have 29 participants and have reached 28% of our fundraising goal. Plant-based CFL player @JohnRush5 even joined the campaign last night! 🙏
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Canada currently has some of the WORST animal protection laws in the western world. The lawyers at Animal Justice are fighting to transform Canada’s legal system to protect animals from cruelty—but we need YOUR help to make it happen.
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Please join animal advocates across the country who are pledging to partake in a 24 hr vow of silence on Oct 13 (or another day of their choosing) to support animals who are so often silenced by industries, and the legal and political systems, and to raise much-needed funds to support Animal Justice’s mission to transform Canada into a kinder country for animals.
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Join #Voiceless4AnimalJustice today and start fundraising as an individual, join a team, or start your own. Link in bio!

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