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February 20, 2020 - The Wellington Advertiser

CANADA: Farmers, animal rights groups clash on Bill 156

CANADA: Farmers, animal rights groups clash on Bill 156
Turkey on intensive farmCredit: Aussie Farms

Kaitlyn Mitchell, a lawyer with Animal Justice, a not-for-profit organization that works with government to strengthen animal protection laws, cited three recent undercover investigations that exposed animal cruelty on farms but would result in charges against activists under the new law.

  • The first, an undercover investigation of Millbank Fur Farm outside Rockwood by Last Chance for Animals, led to further investigation by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) and 14 counts of animal cruelty.

  • The second was an investigation of Crimson Lane Farms, a pig farm near Arthur, by Last Chance for Animals. Footage was filmed between December 2015 and February 2016 but a subsequent investigation by the OSPCA yielded no charges and the regulatory compliance unit of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs found the farm to be in compliance.

  • A third investigation by Mercy for Animals in 2014 of Hybrid Turkeys near Kitchener, was shared with CBC’s Marketplace news program. Their investigation led to further investigation by animal welfare authorities and led to 11 animal cruelty charges.

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