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Animals have legal interests that must be protected

In Advocacy by Peter Sankoff

Opinion article by Camille Labchuk, Executive Director, Animal Justice, Huffington Post. Animals got their day in court last week, thanks to Animal Justice. On Monday, November 9, law professor Peter Sankoff and I went to the Supreme Court of Canada to intervene in a groundbreaking appeal. We spoke words that had never before been heard in court: “Animal Justice is …

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The Anita Kranjc trial

In Advocacy by Peter Sankoff

Interview with Peter Sankoff in the Huffington Post Law professor Peter Sankoff is a respected expert in both criminal and animal rights law. So when animal activist Anita Krajnc was charged with criminal mischief for giving water to a heat-stressed animal aboard a transport truck last summer, Professor Sankoff naturally took an interest in the case. …more.  

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

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

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.