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Support the petition for video surveillance in slaughter facilities

Close-up of a sheep on a farm.
July 14, 2022

Update: The federal petition for video surveillance in slaughter facilities has now closed. More than 9,000 Canadians voiced their concern about this issue. Thank you to everyone who spoke up for farm animals – the petition is currently awaiting government response. Original story: July 14, 2022 The BC SPCA is urging Canadians to sign an …

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Three ways to be an animal ambassador at farmers’ markets

Shoppers at an outdoor farmers' market.
June 14, 2022

With summer around the corner, farmers’ markets across the province are gearing up for a busy season ahead. Farmers’ markets provide a wonderful opportunity to learn about where our food comes from and how it is produced. You can help improve the lives of farm animals by making informed food choices, all while supporting our …

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Speak out to prevent animal suffering at new rodeo proposed for Lower Mainland

Rodeo horse in saddle bronc riding event
June 8, 2022

Update: Over 4,500 people signed the pledge to speak out against a new rodeo in the Township of Langley. This pledge demonstrates that rodeo does not align with the values of many British Columbians. In June, we submitted a letter to the Mayor and Council of the Township of Langley also expressing our concerns with …

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10 fun facts about chickens

Chicken and chick in grass foraging
March 26, 2022

Did you know? It is estimated that there are more than 33 billion chickens worldwide! Outnumbering the human population, chickens are one of the most common farm animals. Get the s-coop on these eggs-traordinary animals here! 1. Chickens are living descendants of dinosaurs Chickens are the closest living relatives of dinosaurs! Scientific evidence has proven …

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10 fun facts about pigs

Piglet in straw
March 14, 2022

What do you know about pigs? There are many misconceptions about pigs, but one thing is known for sure – they are far from ‘boaring’! Here is a list of 10 fun facts you may not know about these amazing farm animals. 1.   Pigs don’t sweat Sweat like a pig? While this is a common …

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