Cotati, CA (AHN) - In a dramatic turnaround Ontario moved from worst protector of animal rights to best this year in the annual ranking of Canadian provinces made by the U.S.-based Animal Legal Defense Fund.
Ontario toppled Manitoba from the top spot. Manitoba is now ranked second. On the bottom of the list are the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, which is mired in controversy over the seal hunt.
The fund based the ranking on a comparative analysis of animal protection laws in each Canadian province based on 12 categories of legal provisions.