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News Category: Farm

Rules change to improve the welfare of farm animals

March 8, 2018

The BC SPCA is pleased with recent changes that will help improve the lives of farm animals across Canada. The society continues to participate in a collaborative process coordinated by the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC). A discussion between farmers, industry, veterinarians, government and animal welfare groups led to three new evidence-based standards for …

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Building a better future for Canada’s farm animals

March 6, 2018

More than 700 million farm animals are raised in Canada each year and more than 120 million of those animals (livestock  and poultry) are raised in B.C. Advocating for improvements to animal welfare on farms allows the BC SPCA to have a positive impact on one of the largest animal populations in the country – farm animals! The BC …

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The cage-free egg conflict: Why farmers and grocers may soon be butting heads

March 6, 2018

In Canada, more than 24 million hens are raised for egg production each year. Collectively, they lay approximately 616 million eggs annually. More than 90 per cent of these laying hens (21.6 million) spend their entire adult lives in cages. For cage-free to be adopted as the new normal, consumers need to take action to …

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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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Lyle gets his Christmas wish: A home in time for the holidays

December 15, 2017

It was his personality – not his pitch – that landed him in his forever home. Lyle, a two-year-old pig who seemed to enjoy the spotlight when the story of his penchant for ‘singing’ went viral, attracted the attention of more than 40 potential adopters after being in BC SPCA care for more than a …

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Ethical choices for your holiday meal: Gravy recipes!

December 12, 2017

Whether you’re having a cozy get-together or hosting a big holiday dinner party, you want everyone to have a choice at mealtime. Make your holiday spread inviting for all your guests with these delicious gravy recipe ideas. Friends and family who choose to be vegan or vegetarian will love our hearty vegan holiday gravy. Planning …

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