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Speak up for animal protection updates to the Criminal Code

May 1, 2017

A recent petition urges the Government of Canada to make long overdue changes in protecting animals – and by signing, you can become another voice for vulnerable animals all across Canada. The e-petition reaches out to animal lovers across the country to voice their concerns over the current animal cruelty protection provisions in the Criminal …

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Senate considering Bill S-203 that honours the sentience of cetaceans

March 23, 2017

The BC SPCA is pleased to demonstrate full support for a bill currently being discussed by the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans. Bill S-203, also known as the Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act, would make it illegal to capture, breed or move cetaceans with the intent of putting them in …

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Tell Canada to adopt Dr. Temple Grandin’s guidelines for the new Safe Food for Canadians Regulations

March 15, 2017

Killing animals for food is hard for many Canadians to think about. With around 700 million animals transported to slaughter facilities each year, animal welfare is crucial. From being unloaded from trucks, to handled in the pre-slaughter area, it is important to have adequate regulation and monitoring. The Canadian government has proposed new laws, and …

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Legislation strengthens animal welfare protection

February 27, 2017

The BC SPCA applauds the Government of British Columbia’s move to target irresponsible dog and cat breeders throughout the province. Introduced by Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick, the legislation will, if passed, provide a framework for the licensing and/or registration of commercial breeders of cats and dogs. “We are thrilled to see the provincial government take …

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Have you thanked your vet for supporting a ban on tail docking?

December 1, 2016

B.C.’s veterinarians are showing how much they support the humane treatment of animals. The College of Veterinarians of British Columbia (CVBC) recently voted to ban cosmetic tail docking, offering a unique opportunity for British Columbians: let your local vet know how much you support the move. The province-wide ban, which follows a vote last year …

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Did you know B.C.’s wildlife is at risk? Share your ideas for helping at-risk species

November 1, 2016

Do you care about caribou, frogs and birds? How about badgers or turtles? Did you know that British Columbia has hundreds of endangered species living in our province and no stand-alone law to protect them? Until Nov. 30, you have a unique chance to share your ideas for helping at-risk species in B.C. Using accessible …

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A guide to helping outdoor animals

November 1, 2016

Concerned about a neighbour’s dog or cat that you see outside? Maybe the animal is tied up, or doesn’t have a place to hide from the rain? You’re not alone. Last year, BC SPCA Animal Protection Officers (APOs) responded to 573 calls about tethered animals, and another 725 calls about animals not having any shelter. …

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Helping homeless animals: Applications now being accepted for BC SPCA grant

November 1, 2016

Pirate was born into a community cat colony with just one eye. Smaller than her littermates and not getting the proper nutrition, she got the help she needed thanks to a BC SPCA grant. “The BC SPCA Community Animal Spay/Neuter Grant was paramount in addressing cat overpopulation in our community,” says Tristin Zimmer, administrator of …

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