Canada's "Best Places to be an Animal Abuser"Posted by Stephan Otto, ALDF's Director of Legislative Affairs on June 9th, 2010
Alberta, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Quebec are the best provinces and territories in Canada to be an animal abuser, according to a new report released today by the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Based on a detailed comparative analysis of the animal protection laws of each jurisdiction, the report recognizes the provinces and territories where laws protecting animals have real teeth, and calls out those like the Northwest Territories and Nunavut—tied again for worst in Canada this year for animal protection laws—where animal abusers get off easy.
ALDF’s third annual report, the only one of its kind in the nation, ranks every province and territory on the relative strength and general comprehensiveness of its animal protection laws. For the second year in a row, Ontario held the top spot in the rankings due to its wide array of animal protection laws; New Brunswick showed the most significant improvement overall, moving from the bottom tier last year to fourth best in the country this year.
|Top Tier:||1. Ontario
2. Nova Scotia
4. New Brunswick
|Middle Tier:||5. Yukon
6. British Columbia
8. Prince Edward Island
9. Newfoundland & Labrador
|Bottom Tier:||10. Alberta
12. Northwest Territories, Nunavut (tie)