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News Category: Wildlife

BC SPCA applauds Vancouver Aquarium on voluntary acceptance of cetacean ban

January 18, 2018

The BC SPCA is applauding the Vancouver Aquarium’s decision to accept a ban against cetaceans in captivity. “We are pleased to see the Vancouver Aquarium has acknowledged the shift in people’s opinion as research continues to mount on the complexity of cetaceans,” says Dr. Sara Dubois, chief scientific officer for the BC SPCA. “We are …

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Wild ARC’s 20th year brings in a record breaking 3,066 wild patients!

January 11, 2018

From a bald eagle who fractured her wing after a collision with a car to 125 garter snakes who came to us after their hibernaculum (the space where they congregate over winter) was disturbed by construction activities, to countless songbirds and small mammals caught by free-roaming outdoor cats, the staff and volunteers at Wild ARC …

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Winning: Your support is helping the BC SPCA win against cruelty

January 2, 2018

British Columbians are passionate about supporting the BC SPCA in fighting animal cruelty and improving animal welfare – and we’ve seen what a difference that support makes, especially in the final months of 2017. In December, the City of Vancouver banned the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits, following a similar move by the …

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Vancouver man wins rare chance to see otter trio released back into the wild

November 2, 2017

A Vancouver man was otterly surprised to hear he’d won the chance to join BC SPCA’s Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (ARC) team when they release a trio of orphaned otters back into the wild next April. As a part of the campaign, anyone could enter for the chance to be there when the otters are …

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BC SPCA urges British Columbians to speak out against grizzly bear hunt

October 16, 2017

The BC SPCA is urging British Columbians to speak out against grizzly bear hunting across the province. The public has until Nov. 2 to provide input to the B.C. government on two policy documents outlining proposed changes to the grizzly bear hunt. “This summer the B.C. government announced it will end all hunting of grizzly …

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Baby raccoons and ‘air guitar seal’ among winners in annual photography contest

October 12, 2017

From a seal who looks like he’s rocking an air guitar riff to curious backyard raccoons, amateur wildlife photographers in B.C. have once again made tough work for judges as the BC SPCA’s ninth annual Wildlife-In-Focus photography contest winners are announced. Participants competed in two categories: Backyard Habitats, in order to highlight our special relationship …

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