Animal Law Section Meeting 

Apr. 25, 2019
Vancouver BC

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Understanding Animal Suffering & Cruelty Across Legal Practices
This meeting is being hosted by the Animal Law Section. 

Speaker(s): Dr. Rebecca Ledger, Animal Behaviour & Welfare Scientist 
Time: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm (Pacific Time)
Location: Miller Thomson LLP (Kitsilano Meeting Room), 400-725 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
Meal Cost: Lunch will be served at no charge.
CPD Hours: 1.00
Please note that this is an estimate of the total hours of CPD that are being offered. Upon the conclusion of the meeting, an assessment will be made as to exactly how many hours will be approved.

Dr. Rebecca Ledger is a British Columbia-based animal behavior and animal welfare scientist who is frequently called as an expert witness for local governments, humane organizations, veterinarians, and pet owners. Dr. Ledger is a pioneer in the development of behavioral evidence in cases where animals have suffered psychologically; her work has led to Canadian humane organizations and prosecutors being able to successfully lay charges and prosecute animal cruelty cases in the absence physical evidence.  

This presentation will discuss how Dr. Ledger’s work on animal behavior science allows lawyers, clients, judges, and organizations better understand animal suffering and cruelty as well as its application across a range of legal practices, including criminal, civil, and municipal/regulatory matters.    

Accessibility & Inclusiveness
The CBABC provides access to Section activities for all members. The facilities for this meeting may be wheelchair accessible. For information about accessible parking or to communicate your request for other accommodation you require, please contact CBABC Sections at

We also welcome your suggestions for enhancing the inclusiveness of our activities.

Please ensure to sign-in at the meeting; failure to sign-in will result in de-registration. CBABC requires this as a record to confirm your attendance for this meeting for your CPD reporting (if applicable).


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