Our Advisors

Dr. Andre Menache

BSc(Hons) BVSc MRCVSEBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law Member of European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine. Andre Menache holds degrees in zoology and veterinary medicine. Main areas of interest include animal experimentation and regulatory toxicology.

Dr. Olivier Berreville


Dr. Olivier Berreville

Dr. Olivier Berreville holds a PhD in Biology from Dalhousie University.  He is currently the Scientific Advisor for Canadians for Ethical Treatment of Farmed Animals and Vice-President of the B.C. Foundation for Non-Animal Research. He has been the Canadian National Contact for the International Network for Humane Education since 2003, assisting life science students learn in their chosen field without harming animals.


Myriam Brulot

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Born in France, Myriam Brulot has been a practicing lawyer in the area of Aboriginal Law since 1995, specializing in Specific Claims brought against Canada for its breach of historical lawful obligations to First Nations in British Columbia.  At various times since moving to Vancouver in 1994, she has campaigned for animals rights in various capacities, including as a Director of the Vancouver Humane Society, and with a particular focus on the enforcement of the Province’s anti-cruelty legislation. 


Ericka Ceballos

Over four decades of animal welfare, 33 years of animal conservation and 30 of environmental experience. Ericka has founded and co-founded animal NGOs in Canada, Mexico and Poland, as well as been Director of other animal welfare NGOs. She is currently the Founder and CEO of CATCA Environmental and Wildlife Society and of International Aid For Animals Foundation. Ericka has wide experience at CITES, IWC, CMS and other high end intergovernmental meetings as well scientific meetings. She is the only International Wildlife Trade Expert doing a formal monitoring of the e-commerce of protected wildlife in the American continent, Africa and Asia. Her results of her investigations are distributed at UNEP level and all her reports are at the Interpol Database. 


Anna Pippus

Anna Pippus is a long-time animal advocate, holding degrees in law and psychology. With Dr. Ray Greek, she is co-author of a paper published in BMC Medical Ethics arguing that legal requirements for animal testing have long been scientifically outdated, thus compromising human health and safety.


Dr. Maidie Hilmo

University of Victoria, Adjunct Professor, English Department. Doctor of Philosophy.