Camille Labchuk – You don’t need a law degree to be a legal advocate for animals
Sunday September 9, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Studio Theatre | Speakers
Most people are outraged by stories about animal abuse, yet paradoxically, Canada has some of the worst animal protection laws in the western world. Every day, animals endure horrific suffering for the sake of food, fashion, experiments, and entertainment. And tragically, most of the cruelty is not illegal. But animal rights lawyers in Canada are helping to shift the paradigm. By making animal law court cases and legislation highly visible, these issues have becoming part of the national discussion. It’s no longer possible for our legal and political institutions to ignore animals and their suffering. Canadians are already compassionate, but our laws need to catch up. This talk will explore how each of us can play a role in improving the laws protecting animals in Canada.