Annual Report 2022-2023

  • August 23, 2023

Summary of Meetings: Animal Law

Number of Meetings Held:3

December 1, 2022
Registration Count: 17
Guest Speakers: Toolika Rastogi, PhD., Senior Manager, Policy & Research of Humane Canada and Barbara Cartwright, CEO, Humane Canada (Stikemans)
Meeting Title/Topic: Measuring Progress Toward a Humane Canada (End of the Road)?
Synopsis: Participants learned more about what a humane country looks like, the indicators developed that will help measure how we are progressing toward this vision and how to assess the impact of Canadian society’s legal system, policies and behaviours on animals.

February 16, 2023
Registration Count: 9
Guest Speakers: Hira Jaleel, Animal Law Teaching Fellow at Lewis & Clark Law School
Meeting Title/Topic: Animal Law Litigation in Pakistan
Synopsis: Hira Jaleel spoke about her experience in litigating animal law cases in Pakistan, including the indiscriminate killing of street dogs, and the banning of exotic pet ownership in Pakistan.

May 26, 2023
Registration Count: 16
Guest Speakers: Rebeka Breder, Animal Law Lawyer and CBABC Animal Law Section Chair
Meeting Title/Topic: BC Mortgage Enforcement Refresher
Synopsis: Rebeka Breder discussed some of the expected changes to the Family Law Act with respect to pet custody disputes. Review of the good, the bad, and the ugly implications for both people and animals.