Rebeka Breder is an animal law lawyer at Breder Law in Vancouver, the first law firm of its kind to exclusively focus on animal law in Western Canada. She acts only to protect and advance the interests of animals. When acting for individuals, Rebeka takes on cases such as the defense of dogs, condominium disputes, pet custody issues, and wrongful death. When acting for organizations, Rebeka challenges government authority with respect to its actions or inactions regarding animals, such as the live export of horses or killing wildlife, and she provides general animal law-related consulting. Her cases have, and continue, to set positive precedent for animals. Rebeka has been recognized by various awards including, the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyer in Canada by Canadian Lawyer Magazine, winning the Changemakers category (2019), Best Lawyers Canada (2022, 2023), and the SEEDS award by the International Society for Animal Rights (2019). She was also honored to be selected as a TEDx speaker (2022). Rebeka helped start up the University of British Columbia Allard Law School Animal Law course in 2013, where she taught as an adjunct professor. She is the founder and current chair of the first Canadian Bar Association animal law section. In her spare time, Rebeka sits on boards for various animal protection organizations, and is frequently featured by radio, television, and print media. Rebeka is also increasingly passionate about surfing, and she’d would love to do so in warm Hawaiian waters, but the cold Canadian waters will do for now!