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#43: Ontario PAWS Act Brings in Public Animal Law Enforcement System

Animal Justice 9 November 2019 37

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In Episode 43, hosts Peter and Camille discuss some big animal law news: Ontario is moving toward the country’s first fully-public animal welfare law enforcement system. Learn why the Provincial Animal Welfare Services (PAWS) Act, could hold real promise for animals, as the hosts go over the proposed legislation.

In the news, New York City just banned foie gras, and the world’s oldest fur auction house is closing because banks are getting out of the fur business and refusing financing. An important legal challenge to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency over exporting horses for slaughter in Japan was argued recently in Vancouver, and four animal advocates are now facing criminal charges after a peaceful sit-in protest at an Alberta turkey farm.

This episode’s hero is the Ontario SPCA, which made a bold move by deciding to get out of the animal law enforcement game, and clearing the way for Ontario’s proposed new public enforcement system. And the zero is the Melbourne Cup horse race, exposed on television recently for horrific slaughterhouse killing of race horses.

As always, use code PAW15 at the checkout to save 15% on your order at our sponsor Grinning Goat, Canada’s vegan fashion boutique.

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Animal Justice

Peter Sankoff

Camille Labchuk


Animal Justice

Peter Sankoff


Animal Justice

Camille Labchuk

Special thanks:

To our producer, Shannon Milling, and podcast editor Micahl Contos.

To Kevin Lacroix for the podcast logo and for the musical sting in our podcast intro.

To DJ Quads for our intro, transition and outro music.

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