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3 ways to enrich the lives of backyard chickens

September 28, 2021

Backyard chickens have become increasingly popular among those looking for a sustainable source of cage-free eggs. Just like cats and dogs, chickens need physical and mental stimulation to live happy and healthy lives. Providing enrichment to chickens has many benefits, including: Provides the opportunity to perform natural behaviours Keeps chickens engaged, reducing boredom and building …

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Transform your diet

September 1, 2021

The Earth’s climate is changing at an alarming rate due to the global warming crisis, resulting from greenhouse gas emissions.1 Greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide and methane, are air pollutants that absorb sunlight and trap heat, causing the planet to warm. The consequences of global warming include severe drought, water shortages, wildfires, flooding, rising …

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Ban the shipping of horses overseas for slaughter   

June 2, 2021

UPDATE June 19, 2021: The federal petition to ban the shipping of horses overseas for slaughter has now closed. More than 77 thousand Canadians voiced their concern for this practice. Thank you to everyone who spoke up for horses! Original story: June 2, 2021 Most Canadians don’t know that Canada is one of the only …

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BC SPCA opens new farm animal recovery and adoption barn in Nanaimo

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March 31, 2021

The BC SPCA has opened a new facility adjacent to its Community Animal Centre in Nanaimo to care for abused and neglected farm animals. The Seasted Stables, which will serve all of Vancouver Island, is named in recognition of the Seasted Foundation, which provided generous funding for the barn and paddocks, along with a contribution …

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