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#45: Ag Gag Laws Come to Canada

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December 6, 2019

Ag gag laws have come to Canada. In an effort to conceal animal cruelty on farms, some provinces have begun passing dangerous legislation designed to keep abuse and neglect hidden behind closed doors. Peter and Camille delve into Alberta’s Bill 27—rammed through the legislature in only 10 days without proper scrutiny—and Ontario’s Bill 156, introduced but not yet passed. Both bills hike up trespass fines for farms, and would shut down whistleblower exposés of cruel and illegal conditions.

In the news, there’s a new poll showing that most Canadians are now against trophy hunting, rodeos, killing animals for fur, and zoos and aquariums. Progress!

This episode’s hero is the Windsor Essex District Catholic School Board for doing away with animal dissections in the classroom, in favour of animal-free models. And the zero is Romania, for exporting a boat full of live sheep which capsized, leaving most of the animals to drown to death.

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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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