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News Category: Farm

BC SPCA investigates allegations of cruelty at Fraser Valley chicken farm

June 26, 2018

Just one year after the BC SPCA investigated a shocking case of abuse and torture of broiler chickens by employees of Elite Farm Services Ltd. in Chilliwack, SPCA constables are investigating further allegations of animal cruelty involving the same company and a Fraser Valley chicken farm, Jaedel Enterprises. In 2017, the BC SPCA recommended charges …

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BC SPCA pocket guide to humane food labels

June 4, 2018

Ever wondered about the difference between free range and free run eggs, or whether certified organic means anything for how well the animals were treated? What about labels like grass-fed and pasture-raised for meats and dairy? Food labels often raise more questions than they answer. Find out which food labels to look for and those …

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Three ways to be an animal ambassador at farmers’ markets

May 31, 2018

The weather across the province has been heating up, and farmer’s markets are in full swing! Whether you’re a steady market shopper or have never taken a trip to your local market before, our three quick tips will help you aid farm animals in your community. 1) Look beyond the veggies Although the term “farmers’ …

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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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