Screenshot 2024 07 05 at 10.22.28 AM e1720196729717

Professor Sankoff's Guide to Canadian Animal Protection Law

In this new text, the first of its kind, Professor Sankoff conducts an in-depth review of the federal law governing animal protection, focusing particularly on the Criminal Code’s animal cruelty provisions and the federal regulations governing the transport and slaughter of animals, contained in the Health of Animals Act and the Safe Food for Canadians Act regulations. Throughout, Professor Sankoff explains how the laws have been applied, and analyses shortcomings in their interpretation. He provides useful insight for those tasked with prosecuting, defending or adjudging on these offences. As always, he does so in a way that is clear, comprehensive and forward-looking. Whether you want to learn more about why our laws fail to truly protect animals from harm, or consider how to understand the nuances in this area, this book is an indispensable part of the equation.

Table of Content

Introduction

Part I : Animal Protection Law in context
1) The History of Animal Protection Law in Canada
2) The Property Paradigm
3) Constitutional Concerns
4) Farm Animals

Part II : Criminal Prohibitions
1) Criminal Code: Overview
2) Wilful Cruelty: Cause Unnecessary Suffering – s 445.1 (a)
3) Wilful Neglect – s. 446
4) Killing or Endangering Domesticated Animals
5) Animal Fighting
6) Defences
7) Sentencing

Part III : Regulatory Offending: General Principles
1) The Nature of Regulatory Offending
2) Defences to Regulatory Offending
3) Sentencing for Regulatory Offending

Part IV : Federal Animal Protection Regulations
1) Overview of the Federal Protections and Enforcement Mechanisms
2) Health of Animals Act
3) Safe Food for Canadians Act

Scheduled for Release in September 2024

Pre-Order Special: Order your copy today at the lowest price ever!

Professor Sankoff’s Guide to Canadian Animal Protection Law

Pre-order your copy for only $70 (reg. $80). About 220 pages. $5 of each sale go to Animal Justice.

+$10 shipping fee, final price at checkout includes shipping.

Professor Sankoff’s Guide to Canadian Animal Protection Law (e-book)

Pre-order the E-book for only $70! (reg.$80)  About 220 pages. $5 of each copy will be donated to Animal Justice.

Professor Sankoff’s Guide to Canadian Animal Protection Law (Combo)

Pre-order the full Combo, offer includes the Printed Copy and the e-Book for only $85! (reg.$95) $5 of each sale will be donated to Animal Justice.

(+$10 shipping fee, final price at checkout includes shipping)

Professor Sankoff’s Guides (the Ultimate Book Package)

Get them all for only $180 (reg.$225)

The ultimate Package includes the printed editions of

Professor Sankoff’s Guide to Criminal Defences,
Professor Sankoff’s Guide to Persuasive Legal Writing, &
Professor Sankoff’s Guide to Canadian Animal Protection Law
(+GST & $17 shipping, price at checkout includes shipping costs)
The books will be shipped once the printed copy of Professor Sankoff’s Guide to Canadian Animal Protection Law has been released.

Untitled design 3 e1674583873664

Any questions or would you like to subscribe to our mailing list?

Please email our Director of Operations.

Follow us, share or get in touch!
Scroll to Top