Rebeka Breder is the founder of Breder Law, in Vancouver, BC, the first law firm in Western Canada to focus exclusively on animal law. Rebeka’s cases include acting for individuals for the defense of dogs, strata disputes, pet custody, professional negligence claims (such as dog shootings by police), as well as acting for animal protection organizations to challenge government laws or practices, such as the live export of horses for slaughter and the BC Wolf Cull, as well as general animal law consulting. Rebeka was named one of Canada’s top 25 most influential lawyers by Canadian Lawyer magazine (winning the Changemakers category), and she was recognized as one of Canada’s best lawyers by Best Lawyers Canada. In 2008, Rebeka founded the first Animal Law section of the Canadian Bar Association in Canada and has been its chair ever since. In 2013, Rebeka was a founder of the UBC Animal Law course (as an adjunct), and was an adjunct in animal law at TRU. Rebeka dedicates a lot of her time to animal protection causes, and she is a frequent lecturer and media commentator, locally, nationally and internationally. You will also see Rebeka and her family camping and attempting to surf in BC waters. Follow Rebeka on Twitter: @animallawcanada and Instagram: @rebekabreder.