Victoria Shroff

Victoria Shroff

V. Victoria Shroff has been practicing animal law for over 20 years in Vancouver at Shroff & Associates. She is also adjunct professor of animal law at the Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia, is author of a book, Canadian Animal Law, is frequently interviewed by media and lectures widely on the topic. Ms. Shroff is founding chair of the Canadian Animal Law Study Group. You can connect with her at @shroffanimallaw,  or   

The top legal developments for human-animal relationships in 2021

A summary of the biggest news in animal law last year

Fur farming should be history

Factory farming of animals for their fur is cruel, outdated and should be banned

Animal sentience legislation: Canada should follow the UK

Formal recognition of animals as sentient is a significant stride for legal protection of animals

2020 has been a good year for animal law

Access to justice for animals is gaining momentum through legislation such as the Jane Goodall Act

Wild animals, pets, and COVID-19

Pandemic began with animal cruelty in wet markets and continued to abuse of pets, says Victoria Shroff

Punky Santics: Canada’s death-row dog takes run at SCC

Animal rights lawyers appeal to highest court to halt dog's destruction

Keep the show bands but chuck the chuckwagons to end harm to animals at the Calgary Stampede

Keep the show bands but chuck the chuckwagons to end harm to animals at the Calgary Stampede

When I teach animal law this autumn at UBC law school, I will say that June 2019 was a very good month for animals in Canada. We made the country better for cetaceans by passing a bill to end cetaceans in captivity, tightened loopholes against bestiality and animal fighting and banned the import and export of shark fins, but like clockwork, we still have the Stampede every July.

Shark fin win for animal law

If you're still looking for proof that animal law is headline news in Canada or that our laws are starting to address animal protection, look no further than Ottawa.

Is it time for the rights of animals in Canada?

Women’s rights. Civil rights. Disability rights. What about rights for animals? Some people will neither like nor feel comfortable with the idea that we need to start thinking seriously about the rights of animals. Folks may say we still have problems with human rights and now you're suggesting we need to consider animals and their rights?