Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Joanne Foot joins Animal Care Review Board

A Toronto lawyer, Joanne Foot, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Animal Care Review Board which oversees the Ontario Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals.

The OSPCA is undergoing a major overhaul which included pulling out of farm scrutiny. That is now in the lap of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs which is pondering options.

Foot is currently a member of the Administrative Penalties Tribunal for Toronto. For more than 20 years she worked for   Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, rising to partner specializing in corporate law.

She is involved in continuing education programs and community events. 

Foot becomes the 26th person appointed to the review board.
Goodness knows why they need so many, but it's sure going to be difficult for the voice of farmers to be heard.

Pets will no doubt get plenty of attention.