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Farmers’ markets are open: support local and welfare-friendly food!

June 4, 2020

With the arrival of warmer weather across the province, farmers’ markets are gearing up for a busy season ahead. However, this season did not begin as planned, as the COVID-19 pandemic forced a major change in the way they operate. Farmers’ markets remained open during the peak of the pandemic as they were designated as …

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10 surprising facts about sheep!

March 31, 2020

Do not let the term ‘sheepish,’ often used to describe people who mindlessly follow others, fool you…sheep are intelligent animals and are capable of more than just grazing on pasture. Here are ten reasons why sheep are such interesting animals that you’ll have to read to baa-lieve! 1. Terminology Female sheep are called ewes, male …

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Fun facts about goats!

Baby goats cuddling together
March 30, 2020

Goats are very curious, playful and friendly animals, that are also a common animal found on farms. See what you know about these quirky animals and learn more! There are over 200 different breeds of goats With so many different breeds, sizes vary greatly. One of the smallest breeds of goat, the Nigerian dwarf goat, …

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Fun facts about chickens: get the s-coop here!

Chicken and chick in grass foraging
March 26, 2020

Chickens are one of the most common farm animals around the world. Continue reading for facts about chickens that will ‘beak’ your interest, and show how fascinating and interesting these animals are! Today’s modern chickens were domesticated around 8000 years ago. They evolved from the red jungle fowl, who lived in the jungle. Another fun fact …

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Fun facts about fish

March 2, 2020

Fish are involved in today’s society through the pet industry, the recreational fishing industry and fish farming. Fish are also essential to the ocean, lake and river ecosystems that we depend on. While fish are often thought to lack intelligence and emotional capability, they are in fact, sentient creatures, meaning they have feelings and can …

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Marigold is a victim of cruelty and needs your help

Marigold
January 14, 2020

The BC SPCA’s Surrey Good Shepherd Barn is asking for your help to care for a three-year-old pot-belly pig called Marigold. This young pig came into SPCA care through a cruelty investigation surrender. “Marigold had overgrown hooves that caused her to walk like she was wearing flippers, causing tendon and ligament strain,” says Leiki Salumets, …

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