New Report Reveals Canada’s Environmental Laws Are Insufficient to Deal with Impacts of Animal Agriculture

A new report by Animal Environmental Legal Advocacy (AEL Advocacy), in collaboration with World Animal Protection, reveals that environmental protection legislation in most Canadian jurisdictions is insufficient to deal with the environmental impacts of the animal agriculture sector. The report includes a comprehensive review of domestic and international laws dealing with issues like land degradation, biodiversity loss, nutrient pollution, and climate change. The report recommends several legislative and policy reforms, such as restructuring government subsidies for agriculture, mandating best management practices, and imposing a moratorium on the expansion of Intensive Livestock Operations. These measures are aimed at reducing the environmental impact of animal agriculture and promoting sustainable farming practices in Canada.