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How you spoke up for animals in 2022

Photos of a dog, a horse and an owl
January 31, 2023

Every year, thousands of British Columbians join the BC SPCA to speak up for animals. “Today, we are celebrating the difference residents of B.C. have made for tens of thousands of animals across British Columbia and Canada in the past year,” says Dr. Sara Dubois, chief scientific officer at the BC SPCA. Grounded in evidence-based …

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New petition to ban the shipping of horses overseas for slaughter   

January 23, 2023

February 7, 2023 UPDATE: The federal petition to ban the shipping of horses overseas for slaughter has now closed. More than 36 thousand Canadians voiced their concerns. We still have not heard back from the federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food regarding a progress report on the ban. We encourage you to reach out to the …

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Plant-based eating: your choices make a difference

Array of plant-based food options.
January 3, 2023

Approximately 82% of Canadians report that they are omnivores, eating both plant- and animal-based foods. In recent years though, an increasing number of Canadians are shifting their eating habits to include more plant-based foods in their diet. Concerns about animal welfare, human health, environmental impacts, and the rising cost of food are major factors contributing …

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10 fun facts about horses

December 9, 2022

Anyone who has interacted with a horse knows they are magnificent animals. Horses have been a part of our lives for thousands of years as companions, working animals and athletes in equestrian sport, to name a few. Although horses are such well-known animals, the following facts may surprise you! 1. Horses can’t breathe through their …

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