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Canadians: Cancel Your Other Plans!

Written by PETA | July 28, 2010
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Update: If you missed the broadcast (or it didn’t air in your neck of the woods) you can check out No Country for Animals here.

Tonight, our northern neighbors will get a big dose of animal rights when No Country for Animals airs on television. We haven’t seen it yet, but we’re optimistic that the documentary, which was cowritten, coproduced, and narrated by Global National anchor Kevin Newman, will give Canadians valuable information about cruelty to animals in their country and the many ways that they can alleviate it. I’m hoping for Food, Inc. meets I Am an Animal with a Canadian flair. What do you think?

Regarding No Country for Animals, Newman says, “We looked at the percentage of animal abuse cases that get convicted in Canada: 0.01 per cent. I can’t think of another crime where 99.9 per cent of people charged with it get off. So, something is wrong with the law. It hasn’t changed since the Criminal Code was written in the 19th century and it treats animals as property, as having no more rights than a table.”

The documentary airs today at 10 p.m. Eastern time, so check your local listings! Watch it tonight with friends and family or anyone else you can find—and then share your review in the comments section below.

Written by Karin Bennett

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  • Jane M says:

    Oh dear. I read that as “cowwritten”. I’d definitely watch a cowwritten documentary.

  • Jessie says:

    Saw it and it was brilliant and infuriating. If your interested in getting involved other Canadians check out

  • Rachel says:

    I just finished watching “No Country For Animals”. I thought it was alright very moderate. It was good to learn a bit more about the state of Canadian animal cruelty laws and the Animal Agriculture industry in Canada since in the past I have found it difficult to find Canadian stats and facts. Almost every book about the subject that i have found is written from an America perspective. So good on Global National for letting the public in on something seemingly rather vague.

  • Aneliese says:

    I’m watching it right now along with my parents it’s fantastic so glad this news is getting out to everyone on TV!