Following the Alberta Court of Appeal’s Decision on November 25th 2021, Sam Skinner, Animal Law Research Associate at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, analyzed the case in The Lawyers Daily. Within the analysis, Sam highlights the Court’s recognition of animal sentience and their victimhood in violent crimes. They also offer words of caution, as the threat of higher sentences for criminal animal cruelty offences may result in a backstep toward more provincial animal welfare convictions. Read the article here.