Highlights/Animal Justice

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Canada poised to pass two historic animal rights bills

It’s been a hard–sometimes disheartening–slog for Canadian animal activists, but they are about to have a very, very good spring. And so are the animals the activists have long sought to protect and nurture. Two historic bills are about to» 

Environment, Health, International, Politics, Society

Animal rights activists say 2018 provided progress and hope

Animal activists, at least the ones I’ve met, tend to be generous, passionate and determined Most–again from my experience–are also relentless–relentless in their desire to protect the creatures who share this earth with the rest of us. Activists advocate. They» 

Economy, Society

A carriage horse’s death in Montreal brings sadness and anger

The collapse and death of a carriage horse Sunday afternoon in Montreal is unlikely to alter the timing of the city’s upcoming ban on the use of the carriages–known locally as calèches–at the end of next year. Speaking to reporters,» 

Economy, International, Society

Some caged exotic animals get a new taste (ahem) of freedom

A lot of people who grew up in North America will tell you one of simpler, sweet pleasures of their youth–along with ice cream sodas, a game of tag or tossing a ball around–was opening a box of animal crackers» 

The LINK Online, Sun 31 Dec, 2017

Your host: Terry Haig. For the second year in a row, rock singer Gord Downie, the front man for the Kingston, Ontario-based band, the Tragically Hip, was named Canada’s Newsmaker of the Year–for reasons that remain extremely sad. In May» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Society

Animal rights activists will continue to press their fight in 2017

As we head to a new year–many of us, no doubt, trying to put this one as far behind us in the rear view mirror as possible–it’s heartening to ponder the commitment of many who will not be deterred from» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Commercial animal transport laws: Still not humane says Animal Justice

Animal rights activists have long decried the conditions for transporting farm animals to slaughterhouses in Canada. There are long distances to travel and often harsh physical conditions of extreme cold or heat, and overcrowding. The animals are subjected to what» 

Economy, Environment, Health, International, Politics, Society

Some hard truths about Canadians and our treatment of farm animals

We Canadians like to pat ourselves on the back (quietly, of course) about how civilized we are (behaviour at a lot of hockey games excepted). Over 750 million farm animals animals are killed for food every year, virtually all of» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, International, Society

Animal activists take death-free Calgary Stampede with a grain of salt

The Calgary Stampede, the rodeo and culture fest that supporters hail as “the greatest outdoor show on earth” wrapped up its annual 10-day extravaganza on Sunday. For the first time since 2003 no animals died or were seriously injured. Stampede» 

Environment, Society

Animal activists vow to fight on despite court decision

Animal activists are disappointed but not disheartened nor demoralized following a Supreme Court of Canada decision on Thursday that activists had hoped to win. While kids may love farm animals, activists say too many Canadians are taking sexual advantage of»