Lawyers for Animal Welfare (LAW) is not able to assist with matters of a personal or individual nature. These guides are prepared to answer some common questions that those with an interest in animals have. The information contained in the guides is not meant to be construed as legal advice nor does its provision form the basis of a lawyer-client relationship. You should obtain legal counsel prior to acting on the information contained within. For additional guides by third-party publishers see the 'Third Party Guides' section below.
Pit Bull Seizure Guide (Ontario) - Current as of February 28, 2011
This guide provides an overview of pit buill seizure in Ontario and steps that can be taken to save your dog's life.
Private Prosecution of Animal Welfare Offences under the Health of Animals Act (Canada) - Current as of August 20, 2010
This guide addresses the steps necessary to commence a private prosection under the Health of Animals Act.
Animal Care Malpractice and Negligence (Ontario) - Current as of June 15, 2010
This guide addresses steps that you may take if your animal has been the victim of malpractice or negligence.
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Third Party Guides
Lawyers for Animal Welfare (LAW) takes no responsibility for the materials linked below, nor is the presence or absence of a link here an indication of our endorsement of views expressed.
Animal Research and Testing in Canada - Camille Labchuk
Vegan Values, Religious Rights - Cara Hunt
Simon Shields Guide to Animal Criminal Cruelty Law (Ontario)
Simon Shields Guide to Dog and Cat Control Law (Ontario)
The following lawyers have a practice that includes animal law in the jurisdiction stated next to their name:
Simon Shields (Ontario) - www.isthatlegal.ca
Lawyers for Animal Welfare (LAW) takes no responsibility for the websites linked below, nor is the presence or absence of a link here an indication of our endorsement of views expressed.
Atlantic Canadian Anti-Sealing Coalition
Canadian Coalition for Farm Animals
Canadians for the Ethical Treatment of Food Animals (CETFA)
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
Humane Society International / Canada
Toronto Vegetarian Association (TVA)
Animal Legal and Historical Center
Institute for Critical Animal Studies (ICAS)
Animal Law in Canada