Shannon Kornelsen
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Shannon Kornelsen formerly served as the Director of Public Outreach and Humane Education for the Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals. She regularly consults for various animal protection organizations. Shannon completed her Masters in Geography and Environmental Studies with an emphasis on sustainable food systems. She has appeared on CBC Television, CBC Radio, CTV News, Global News, City TV, and Fairchild TV.

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Can You Spare 60 Seconds For Toronto's Wildlife?

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2017 | 8:51 AM


Toronto Wildlife Centre (TWC) is the busiest wildlife facility in North America, with more than 5000 animals coming through their doors each year. Doors which-- since opening in March of 1993-- have been open more than 8500 days in a row.

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5 Reasons You Should Protest Marineland This Saturday

(3) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 2:32 PM

Any Canadian who has picked up a paper or watched the news in the last nine months knows Marineland has been in a lot of hot, over-chlorinated water since 15 ex-employees decided to speak out about animal abuse and neglect at the park this past August. Following the...

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Why Toronto Needs a Trapping Ban

(3) Comments | Posted April 19, 2013 | 5:33 PM


Yesterday a story broke that disturbed many Toronto residents. 8 skinned beaver carcasses were found in the Don Valley, simply left behind to rot in a heavily visited area. But what disturbed people even more than this cruel tragedy, was finding out...

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Is Canada Goose Afraid of Facing an 11-Year-Old Girl?

(89) Comments | Posted March 30, 2013 | 11:48 PM


11-year-old Jasmine Polsinelli had one objective when she showed up at Canada Goose headquarters in York this past Thursday: "I was hoping I could go in and talk to Dani [Reiss, CEO] and maybe give him alternatives that he could use instead...

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The Only Thing Green About Fur Is Profit

(60) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 12:00 AM

In July of 2000, British Petroleum (BP) launched "Beyond Petroleum" as part of a $200-million public relations campaign to position itself as an environmentally-friendly company. Three years later, cigarette manufacturer Phillip Morris tried to evade its anything-but-altruistic reputation by changing its name to Altria. Despite this brazen greenwashing and rebranding,...

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Did Our Ignorance Kill a Toronto Coyote?

(282) Comments | Posted February 14, 2013 | 12:16 AM

A coyote receiving care at the Toronto Wildlife Centre.

On Monday night in Toronto, a coyote was doing what coyotes often do this time of year. She was out roaming for food, which is scarcer in the winter months. That sometimes means...

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Did Your Parka Kill My Dog? The Animal Suffering Behind Fur Trim

(105) Comments | Posted February 1, 2013 | 7:03 AM

On November 22, 2012, Rob Shura and his six-year-old dog, Pippin, were in the middle of a jointly adored routine. First, they went to get the mail from the post office, and then they headed to a popular hiking trail in Grand Bend Provincial Park, Manitoba. About 75 metres in,...

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