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Explore AEL Advocacy's programs & campaigns, grounded in our commitment to championing animal and environmental protection through legal initiatives.

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Food System Reform

Fighting for a more compassionate and sustainable food system.

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Rights of Nature

Championing the rights of animals and the environments where they live.

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Access to Justice

Tackling access to justice in animal and environmental law.

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Programs & Campaigns

Food System Reform

AEL Advocacy recognizes the crucial role of plant-based diets in mitigating environmental destruction, improving animal welfare, and supporting public health. We advocate for a food system that prioritizes the well-being of animals, people, and the planet.

Fighting for a more compassionate and sustainable food system.

What Are We Doing?

  • Advocating for Stronger Laws: We work to promote animal protection and environmental sustainability within the food system through law reform.

  • Legal Action: We take legal action against companies harming animals and the environment in the food system.

  • Legal Representation: We provide legal representation to those fighting for a more compassionate and sustainable food system.

  • Public Education: We educate the public about the legal issues surrounding animal welfare and environmental sustainability in food production.

Rights of Nature

Championing the rights of animals and the environments where they live.

Through advocacy, law reform, and public outreach, AEL Advocacy is dedicated to securing legal personhood for animals and upholding the rights of nature. By challenging the traditional boundaries of the legal system, we aim to ensure that animals and the environment are recognized as legal persons deserving of rights and protections.

What Are We Doing?

  • Fighting for Animals and the Environment in Court: AEL Advocacy ensures that the interests of animals and the environment are represented in legal proceedings.

  • Pushing for Laws That Recognize Animal and Environmental Rights and Personhood: We are actively engaged in law reform at local, national, and international levels. We work to change laws and policies to recognize animals and nature as legal persons with the right to exist, thrive, and flourish.

Access to Justice

As a public interest, not-for-profit organization, AEL Advocacy cares about access to justice. We provide free legal advice and representation to clients in Ontario who would otherwise be unable to afford legal assistance. 

Tackling access to justice in animal and environmental law.

What Are We Doing?

  • Free Inquiry Service: Our free Animal and Environmental Law Inquiry Service offers legal support to low-income individuals, community groups, charities, and not-for-profit organizations facing animal and environmental issues in Ontario.

  • Empowering Communities: By offering pro-bono legal services, we empower individuals, communities, and organizations striving to protect animals and their habitats. Our legal support ensures that animal and environmental advocates can exercise their rights safely and effectively.

Support Our Programs & Campaigns

Your donation helps us continue our vital work in protecting animals and the environment through law reform, legal advocacy & education. Join us in making a difference today.

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