In this 1.5 hour webinar, we'll look at access to justice and the interconnection in law between animals and humans via "The Violence Link". The Link explains the interconnectedness between animal and human abuse, shared vulnerabilities, and shared harm of disenfranchised groups.
Pet adoptions and violence have risen during COVID-19. Researchers, law enforcement agencies, animal advocates and lawyers have revealed that there is a proven link between violence against women, children and family pets. For more info on "the Violence Link", please read: How COVID-19 isolation increases domestic violence & animal abuse (https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/vancouver-news/covid-19-isolation-domestic-violence-animal-abuse-2237176)
Our presenters for this webinar will be Victoria Shroff and Christian Lim.
Animal lawyer-educator Victoria Shroff will talk about the intersection of the Link in animal law with 'pet custody' in the civil sense, all under the wider umbrella of pathways to access to justice for animals and humans underlying the Link.
Christian Lim, senior Crown, has done a great deal of animal law prosecutorial work over his 20 year career involving violence to animals and humans. He'll talk about the Criminal Code and aspects of the Violence Link from Crown's point of view.
Participants in this webinar may claim up to 1.5 hours of CPD credit with the Law Society of BC.