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February 27, 2017

In my last blog post I discussed how, despite the fact animals are viewed legally as property in Canada, they are receiving better representation than ever in the courts from lawyers, prosecutors, and organizations. Improved representation is resulting in convictions that may not have happened in the past. For example, people who work in the field of animal welfare or behaviour are now being called upon to testify in court with groundbreaking results. In th...

June 2, 2016

Dear friends,

The case of Kello the German Shepherd has resulted in a landmark ruling from a quasi-judicial body in British Columbia called the BC Farm Industry Review Board. The Farm Industry Review Board is the body to which appeals are made by people who have had their animals seized by the British Columbia SPCA. In this case, Mr. Tarmo Viitre appealed to have his dog Kello returned to him. The Board refused to relinquish Kello to his owner “over concerns...

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