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News Category: Wildlife

What to do if your pet encounters a skunk

May 31, 2017

Dog + skunk = a smelly encounter It’s common for pets, especially dogs, to encounter skunks, but sometimes that results in a spritz or a full-on soaking of an intense-smelling spray from the fluffy, black and white creatures. The spray is often centred around your pet’s facial area, where it can be more difficult to …

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BC SPCA applauds Parks Board decision on cetacean ban at Vancouver Aquarium

May 16, 2017

The BC SPCA is applauding the Parks Board decision to ban the display of cetaceans at the Vancouver Aquarium as a significant move forward for animal welfare. “In the past 30 years, new research has emerged on the complexity of cetaceans and their ability to communicate, to create social bonds and to demonstrate cognitive abilities …

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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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Celebrating Canada 150

March 21, 2017

From bison to bears to bighorn sheep, it’s no secret that Canada is home to some amazing wildlife. Each year, millions of people visit our national parks, hoping to catch a glimpse of one of these iconic species. “This mass appeal has a downside, however,” says Meghann Cant, BC SPCA animal welfare educator. “It can …

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