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BC SPCA ready to tackle challenging animal issues with new strategic plan

February 12, 2019

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) has launched a new four-pillar strategic plan for 2019-2023 to take animal welfare in B.C. to a new level. The non-profit animal welfare organization, which helped nearly 48,000 animals in need in 2018, developed the plan after a year-long consultation with key …

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2019 is the year of the pig

February 1, 2019

February 5, 2019, marks the start of this Lunar New Year. A centuries old tradition, the Lunar New Year is celebrated in many countries across Asia and around the world. In Chinese culture, each year in the 12 year lunar cycle is represented by a different animal and – according to the Chinese zodiac – …

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Brush up on cattle grooming

December 11, 2018

Grooming is an important behaviour for cattle. It helps them to keep a healthy coat and skin by removing dirt and parasites. Cattle groom themselves and their herd mates by licking. In nature, they also use tree bark and other rough surfaces to scratch areas of their body that are difficult to reach. However, on …

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Making humane choices to feed a growing planet

Mother and daughter grocery shopping together
December 10, 2018

Over the past five decades, global demand for animal-based foods has more than tripled to feed a continuously growing population. To satisfy this demand, pressure has been put on farmers to produce more and more meat, eggs and dairy products. As a result, the farm industry has transitioned toward intensive farming systems. These intensive systems …

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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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