Animal rights

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The 519

The 519 joins animal rights group Liberation T.O.'s opening day protest against the U.S. chicken chain's first location in Canada Read more

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From the report, A More Humane and Safer Ontario: The Future of Animal Cruelty Investigations

The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says it will no longer investigate complaints come June 28 – animal welfare advocates fear that's not enough time for the province to set up a new system Read more




A vegan lifestyle message as a way to combat climate change could ensure the environmental movement remains a space dominated by those who are white and enjoy class privilege Read more

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In the C-246 debate, I shied away from defending my veganism because I didn’t want to distract from my specific legislative effort. It was a missed opportunity Read more

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Laurence Cymet

Modern animal advocacy commonly targets isolated practices of already marginalized groups Read more

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Elli Garlin

It’s the question judge in celebrated Pig Save trial refused to answer, calling defence’s attempt to get him to do so a publicity stunt. Another unanswered question: why was Anita Krajnc charged? Read more

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Mali Markus Maeder

Anita Kranjc was charged with criminal mischief for giving water to distressed pigs in a transport truck being driven to a slaughterhouse. The verdict is due May 4. Read more

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Even without that viral video of a frightened German shepherd, this maudlin movie about a reincarnated dog would be unbearable Read more

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Kranjc was charged with criminal mischief for giving water to pigs on their way to slaughter. The world took notice Read more

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Toronto aquarium stands by its educational and animal welfare efforts, but does it deserve special permits to capture endangered sharks if it can't even bother to teach its 2 million visitors about an ocean in peril? Read more



Animal Cruelty Legislation Advocates Canada

Hair-on-fire doomsayers seem to be having their way again with elected officials on latest attempt to reform 1892 law Read more

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Zach Ruiter

Five takeaways from the trial of animal rights activist Anita Krajnc Read more

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The controversial exotic animal zoo refunding tickets to this weekend's event Read more


Not quite, but doc makers fight for the beasts' rights Read more

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Activist Anita Krajnc’s weekly vigils at Toronto-area slaughterhouses have inspired an international movement to save animals Read more

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Howls of protest from conservation groups forces province to rethink a proposal aimed at relaxing hunting protections for wolves and coyotes Read more



Toronto Zoo

The twin cubs are now available to the public, but will that help boost the park’s attendance rates? Read more


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Mercy For Animals

An estimated 90 per cent of Canadian eggs are laid by battery-caged hens crammed into spaces that prevent them from walking freely or spreading their wings Read more

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The highly sought-after Hermès purses face scrutiny after a PETA exposé Read more



Zach Ruiter

Bearing witness to the fate of animals as they arrive in transport trucks at Toronto-area slaughterhouses Read more

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