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Kaitlyn Mitchell

Director of Legal Advocacy

Animal Justice

Kaitlyn is Animal Justice's director of legal advocacy and has been with the organization since 2019. Kaitlyn represented Animal Justice in its successful constitutional challenge to Ontario's ag gag law, and has appeared before numerous courts across the country, including the Supreme Court of Canada. In addition to giving animals a voice in court, Kaitlyn works to strengthen legal protections for animals at all levels of government. She played a leading role in advocating for amendments to Bill S-5 in 2023 that will phase out toxicity testing on animals, and is working to support a bill to ban the export of horses from Canada for slaughter overseas as well as a bill to restrict the keeping of animals including elephants, great apes, and big cats in captivity. Before joining Animal justice, Kaitlyn worked as a public interest environmental lawyer for over a decade. Kaitlyn graduated from Dalhousie Law School in 2007 after receiving her undergraduate degree from the University of Winnipeg.

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Kaitlyn Mitchell
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