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Did you know that animal breeding is largely unregulated in Canada? Please consider adopting from a shelter or rescue. Read my blog for more.

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posted on January 9, 2020

Did you know that over 350,000 people have pledged to take part in #Veganuary? Check out @weareveganuary to find out more.

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posted on January 7, 2020

Charlie is Ottawa’s Loneliest Cat

The Holidays are over and Charlie, a four-year-old black cat, spent his second yuletide in the care of the Ottawa Humane Society.

Charlie is a very loving, affectionate cat, but he’s shy and needs time to warm up to people. He loves birdwatching from inside the house. Charlie is looking for a quiet, calm household where he is the only pet. He’s a shy, but healthy and a great cat.

Can you help find Charlie a home?

More: Ottawa Humane Society – Charlie’s page

posted on January 2, 2020

Animal Law is a Social Justice issue. The research links people who abuse animals with serious domestic abusers. This is one reason why I advocate for improvements to Federal Anti-Cruelty Animal Legislation.

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posted on December 26, 2019

Sandra, a 33 year old orangutan was declared non-human legal personhood in a landmark 2015 court decision in Argentina, and has been relocated to Florida. Her case is promising and while can not be precedent in North America, to inspire Canadian and US lawmakers about what is possible for animals’ legal rights.

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posted on December 17, 2019

High-end electric vehicles are sporting a new feature: #Vegan leather interior! How long until this trend moves down to the more mainstream models?

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posted on December 12, 2019

Despite some exciting legal decisions, Canada’s current laws still do not fully reflect society’s values around animal ownership.

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posted on December 10, 2019

CBC news aired a story about a man who purchased his German shepherd, Cruiser, from a breeder he found on Kijiji. He discovered that Cruiser suffered from hip dysplasia, a genetic issue that could eventually cause arthritis, and would need surgery to restore mobility.
This happens because breeders have no legal standards and practices to adhere to.
Here is part of an interview I did for CBC news to shed light on what happens when dogs are purchased from irresponsible breeders.

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posted on December 10, 2019

Going Vegan for 2/3 of meals could cut food-related carbon emissions by 60% ….. and going purely Vegan can knock 85% off someone’s carbon footprint. The science is summed up in The Economist

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posted on November 28, 2019

Are farming practices in Canada humane? Farm animals are seen as no more than a product and policymakers prioritize corporate interests over animal needs. This needs to change. Read my recent blog post on the issue.

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posted on November 26, 2019

Young, well-fed, well-muscled horses – such as thoroughbreds or standardbreds that have recently left the racing industries – are sent to export abattoirs

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posted on November 21, 2019

Senior four-legged friends need a family, too. In November, consider making a home for an older furry pet during Adopt a Senior Pet Month.

(no link 🙂 )

posted on November 19, 2019

Congratulations! Seoul’s Mayor campaigned for a year to end dog slaughter in the city. Pictured is Maisy, a dog in one of the farms that Humane Society International has closed down in South Korea.

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posted on November 14, 2019

37 horses have died at Santa Anita in less than a year. An official investigation has yet to release a conclusion but activists are suggesting a combination of drugs and poor treatment have created dangerous circumstances for horses. Please sign the petition to stop Santa Anita

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posted on November 12, 2019

A historic vote on animal rights legislation in New York City has led to the City Council banning foie gras from force-fed birds within city limits.

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posted on November 5, 2019

Wild Ball: Toronto Wildlife Centre’s gala to support the rescue, rehabilitation and release of wild animals. If you can’t make it, consider making a donation.

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posted on October 29, 2019

November is Vegan Awareness Month in Santa Fe.

The Mayor hopes this action will encourage residents to explore the many delicious vegan options available in their city and by doing so, make a positive impact on the environment, their health, and animal welfare.

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posted on October 22, 2019

Two different humane societies involved in the case of German Shepherds whose living conditions generated online outrage credited public pressure with playing a big part in convincing the dogs’ owners to surrender them.

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posted on October 17, 2019

Elephants are incredibly social creatures that love to wander and play with others. Lucy has lived alone for the past forty years in the Edmonton zoo, the most northern location that an Asian elephant has ever resided. As a result, this extreme change of environment has harmed Lucy’s health and well-being.

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posted on October 15, 2019

Animal Testing resumes for Avon, Mary Kay, and Estee Lauder

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posted on October 8, 2019

The UK is close to banning trophy hunting imports like zebras. It’s past time the US and Canada did the same

Arguments that the killings aid conservation efforts or benefit local communities are dubious

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posted on October 3, 2019

Congratulations to Michigan’s shelters on becoming the latest “No-Kill” State

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posted on September 26, 2019

California was the first state to ban puppy mills. Their law went into effect Jan 1, 2018.

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posted on September 26, 2019

National Puppy Mill Awareness Day reminds us of the sad truth behind the puppy mill industry and encourages adoption not purchasing of animal companions. Dogs in puppy mills are treated like commodities, kept in cramped, dirty conditions, left without food, water, and medical care. Many of the breeder females are bred to death.

Share the message and click on the link to find out about events happening in your area.

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posted on September 19, 2019