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Equine photographer releases book featuring BC SPCA’s rescue horses

November 13, 2020

Equine photographer Leanne Peniuk’s passion for horses is on full display with the release of her new coffee-style book, Rescue Me, which showcases success stories and photographs of rescued horses from British Columbia, including BC SPCA rescue alumni. “Every story in this book inspired me,” says Peniuk. “These horses have endured such hardships in their …

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Voice your views on care and handling of pigs during code consultation

BC SPCA building a better future for Canada's farms
October 29, 2020

The BC SPCA is reminding Canadians to voice their opinions on proposed amendments to the National Farm Animal Care Council’s Codes of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs before the deadline next month. National farm codes, developed by multi-stakeholder committees, are updated every 10 years, with an interim review conducted after five years. …

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Raising the bar for animal welfare in organic production

October 7, 2020

Every five years, the Canadian Organic Standard (COS) used to certify organic farms in Canada is reviewed. This ensures standards are up-to-date with new scientific research and society’s expectations of organic production. BC SPCA representatives participated in the revision process launched in 2018, acting as a strong voice for improving animal welfare on organic farms. …

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BC SPCA urges Canadians to voice their views on care and handling of pigs during code consultation

September 25, 2020

The BC SPCA is calling on Canadians to voice their opinions on proposed amendments to the National Farm Animal Care Council’s Codes of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs. National farm codes, developed by multi-stakeholder committees, are updated every 10 years, with an interim review conducted after five years. This week, a code …

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Caring for backyard chickens

August 26, 2020

The BC SPCA supports consumers seeking alternatives to eggs produced by hens housed in battery cages. However, backyard chickens can be a lot of work and bring their own unique challenges, so they aren’t the right fit for everyone. If raising hens isn’t for you, purchase eggs produced on SPCA Certified farms and from other …

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BC SPCA says research, planning needed before raising backyard chickens

bc spca van with backyard chickens
July 17, 2020

With British Columbians self-isolating at home in 2020 due to COVID-19, communities across B.C. have seen a surge of interest in homesteading activities, such as baking, gardening and preserving. Whether it’s the desire to be self-sufficient or just having extra time around the house, more people are also expressing an interest in raising backyard chickens. …

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