May 1, 2014 – Anna Pippus

Please join us on May 1st / 7 pm / room SS 570 (one floor below main), 100 St. George St., for the AR Academy. Lawyer Anna Pippus will present ‘Farmed Animals and the Law in Canada.’

Animals are being tortured behind closed doors on Canada’s factory farms. Yet, provincial and federal law provide that animals should not be made to suffer unnecessarily. How can this be reconciled? This talk will canvas how the law can help farmed animals, what the limits of the law are, what legal reforms are most needed, and why prosecutions are so critical to establishing the moral significance of farmed animals.

Anna Pippus

Anna Pippus is director of legal advocacy at Mercy For Animals Canada (, where she works with law enforcement to hold animal abusers accountable for their illegal treatment of farmed animals. She obtained her juris doctor from the University of Toronto in 2011. She has spoken on farmed animal law before a variety of audiences, including the Ontario Bar Association and the Toronto Vegetarian Food Festival as a keynote speaker.

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