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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 creatures 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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Thinking outside the cage: Achieving Higher Welfare for Egg-Laying Hens in Canada

October 2, 2019

In Canada, about 25.2 million hens lay over 9 billion eggs each year. Around 71% of those hens (17.9 million) spend their entire lives in small, cramped, wire enclosures called battery cages. They are housed in crowded groups of four to eight hens. To understand just how crowded these cages are, picture a standard piece …

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Youngest of 42 horses seized from Interior property thriving in new home

Senko
September 12, 2019

Senkō was the youngest in a group of 42 neglected horses seized from an Interior property in March. When horse trainer and large animal technician at Mills Veterinary Service, Kristi Kalke, first met Senkō he was just six-months-old, very scared and appeared to be completely feral. Kalke was part of a team working with head …

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