Pets and the Law in BC

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  • When: Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 7:00 PM Coordinated Universal Time
  • Length: 60 minutes
  • Where: Online, via webinar

What do you need to know about pets and the law in BC? When it comes to our furry, scaly or slippery friends, there are rules at play that can impact your everyday life. If you have questions about how to deal with your neighbour’s noisy (albeit cute) puppy, who gets to keep the cat after the divorce, or what extra precautions you might take when you adopt that soulful rescue dog with a “troubled past,” you’ll want to tune in to hear how our guest speakers, lawyers Rebeka Breder and Dave Turner, answer common questions about pets and the law BC.


Rebeka Breder

Rebeka is the founding lawyer at Breder Law, Western Canada’s first exclusive animal law firm. Her combined experience of over 30 years in the animal protection movement and as a practising lawyer makes her a leading animal law lawyer in Canada. She has experience at all levels of court and various tribunals. Rebeka is the founder and chair of the Animal Law section of the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch, and also sits on the board of directors of various animal protection organizations.

Dave Turner

Dave Turner is a partner at EKB, a Vancouver law firm. He has a civil litigation practice with a focus on commercial litigation, employment law, and administrative law. His clients include individuals, small and medium privately held corporations, and pharmacies. Dave prides himself on obtaining a cost-effective resolution on his files. He has appeared in all levels of court in British Columbia, as well as before such tribunals as the Human Rights Tribunal and the Employment Standards Tribunal.

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