Animals as Property in the Criminal Process (10mins)

In Animal Law, Cruelty, Litigation, Video Blogs by Peter Sankoff

In a recent case out of Ontario, the OSPCA has seized 23 dogs from a dog fighting ring and is now seeking a judicial order trying to have them all euthanized. Why would the OSPCA do this, especially when a number of dog rescue organizations have come forward volunteering to take the dogs and place them in homes outside of Ontario (where keeping pit bulls is illegal)?  I suspect one reason might be because the OSPCA has limited options in law. I explore the legal problem of treating dogs as property, and how this limits the ability to do what’s in their interests in this video blog.