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February 15, 2017

I hear a lot of people say that, if only animals were not considered mere property in Canada’s Criminal Code, but sentient beings with rights, they would be better protected or served by the courts. I cannot picture exactly how granting animals legal rights would work in court so I don’t know if it would be the ultimate solution, but I don’t think so. Removing animals from within the property section in the Criminal Code would certainly be a philosophical v...

September 14, 2016

POSTSCRIPT:
On September 14, 2016, one of my colleagues spoke with the assistant to a Member of Parliament about Bill C-246. She was told that their office received more correspondence on Bill C-246 than on ANY other issue, to the tune of approximately 160 contacts. Clearly Canadians are passionate about seeing our government improve animal protection legislation. MPs must recognize this fact, respect the wishes of Canadians, and vote in favour of Bill C-24...

June 7, 2016

Dear friends,
I recently read an editorial about the killing of Harambe that inspired me to write this blog post. The article, entitled The Elephant in the Room for the Animal Rights Movement, opened with this statement: "The killing of the gorilla Harambe is sad. But in choosing between its [emphasis mine] life and that of a human child, the choice was obvious." Well, perhaps the choice was obvious to some, but I don’t think it was to everyone, as evidence...

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