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BC SPCA position statements

Our position statements represent evidence-based views of the Society on important animal issues. We use these statements to educate and raise awareness to improve the lives of all animals.

Download a booklet that includes all of the BC SPCA’s position statements.

Companion animals

Companion Animal Welfare
Animal Fighting
Animal Training
Animals in Recreation, Sport and Entertainment
Animals in the Film and Television Industry
Animals used for Clothing, Fashion and Art
Cat Welfare
Classroom Pets
Companion Animal Overpopulation
Cosmetic and Other Non-Therapeutic Alterations
Dangerous Dogs and Public Safety
Dog Welfare
Equine Welfare
Exotic Companion Animals
Feral Rabbits
Identification of Companion Animals
Pediatric Sterilization
Responsible Companion Animal Sourcing
Selective Breeding of Companion Animals
Tethering of Dogs
Transporting Live Animals
Wolf-Dog Hybrids 

Farm animals

Farm Animal Welfare
Animal Fighting
Animals in Recreation, Sport and Entertainment
Animals in the Film and Television Industry
Animals Used for Clothing, Fashion and Art
Equine Welfare
Farm Animals in Rodeos and Other Entertainment
Humane Killing

Wildlife

Wild Animal Welfare
Animals in Recreation, Sport and Entertainment
Animals in the Film and Television Industry
Animals Used for Clothing, Fashion and Art
Circuses and Traveling Exhibitions
Exotic Companion Animals
Falconry
Feral Rabbits
Hunting
Live Feeding to Animals in Captivity
Marine Mammal Welfare
Nuisance Wildlife
Oil and Toxic Spills
Predator Control
Sport Fishing
Trapping
Urban Deer
Wild and Exotic Animals in Zoos, Aquariums and Other Permanent Captivity

Recreation and entertainment

Animals in Recreation, Sport and Entertainment
Animal Fighting
Animals in the Film and Television Industry
Animals Used for Clothing, Fashion and Art
Circuses and Traveling Exhibitions
Farm Animals in Rodeos and Other Entertainment
Hunting
Sport Fishing

Research, teaching and testing

Animals Used in Science
Animals Used in Research
Animals Used in Testing
Use of Animals in Teaching
Classroom Pets
Educational Visits Using Animals
Hatching and Breeding in the Classroom
Student Science Projects

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