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R vs DLW and the Crime of Bestiality (15mins)

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This video looks at the Supreme Court’s recent decision in R v DLW, released in June 2016, which defined the offence of bestiality. In the blog, I spend the first half addressed the Court’s interpretative approach to criminal law statutes.  In the second, I explain why I think the case is so positive for animal advocates. If you enjoyed this …

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Bill C-246: Amendments to Canada’s Cruelty to Animals Provision (35mins)

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In this video blog, I address some recent critique of Bill C-246, which aims to amend the animal cruelty provisions in the Criminal Code. The critique was written by Robert Sopuck, MP. In this video blog, I explain why the majority of criticisms don’t actually hold up to critical examination. In fact, many of them are downright preposterous. If you …

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Animal Justice’s Intervention at the Supreme Court (12mins)

In Animal Law, Cruelty, Legal Education, Litigation, Supreme Court decisions, Video Blogs by Peter Sankoff1 Comment

Next week, I am going to the Supreme Court as counsel for Animal Justice in a case that will decide the scope of the bestiality offence (s 160 of the Criminal Code).  In this blog, I outline why the case is important and summarize the Animal Justice arguments from our factum. If you enjoyed this post, do me a favour …