Highlights / Animal Justice


Prominent animal-rights advocate Regan Russell is killed at Ontario protest

An animal-rights activist has been killed at a protest at a slaughterhouse in Burlington, Ontario. Regan Russell, described as one of the pioneers in Canada’s animal-rights movement, was run over by a transport truck filled with pigs outside the Fearman’s »

International, Society

Sanctuary off Nova Scotia: a home for whales who spent lives in aquariums

A U.S.-based conservation group has chosen a site off the Nova Scotia coast to build a retirement home for entertainers who have brought joy to hundreds of thousands at the expense of their own mental and physical health. Ladies and »

Politics, Society

Animal rights activists looking for more victories in 2020

Animal rights activists, a determined lot at any time, are looking back at their gains in 2019 and feeling pretty good about both themselves and the animals they seek to protect. The year, according to the executive director of Animal »


Supreme Court dismisses case involving ailing elephant in Edmonton zoo

The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear a case involving a 44-year-old ailing elephant, dashing the hopes of animal activists and likely confining her to the Edmonton Valley Zoo for the rest of her days. Zoocheck Canada has been »

Economy, Politics, Society

New Ontario legislation seeks to protect livestock producers

A disagreement between animal rights activists and livestock producers is intensifying in Ontario after the province introduced legislation Monday that it says will protect those in the livestock business. The bill, the Security and Trespass and Animal Safety Act, would »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics, Society

Animal rights activists push ahead-relentlessly

Camille Labchuk took a vow of silence over the weekend. Bound for no ashram to meditate, the silence was simply another step in her relentless pursuit to protect animals, who–she is always quick to note–lack the power to advocate for »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

As Canadian aquaculture grows, hard questions are being asked

Two new reports by Fisheries and Oceans Canada do not bode well for future of a lot of fish–mainly cod and salmon struggling to survive in Canadian waters off both Coasts. Let’s start with Atlantic cod, who are not doing »

International, Society

Calgary Stampede’s chuckwagon races claim lives of six horses

Animal rights activists want an investigation into what they are calling “illegal rodeo cruelty” after six horses were killed at this year’s Calgary Stampede after competing in chuckwagon races. Three of the horses had to be put down Sunday, making »

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 & Animal Life, 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 »