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News Category: Farm

The cage-free egg conflict: Why farmers and grocers may soon be butting heads

March 6, 2018

In Canada, more than 24 million hens are raised for egg production each year. Collectively, they lay approximately 616 million eggs annually. More than 90 per cent of these laying hens (21.6 million) spend their entire adult lives in cages. In British Columbia, about 76 per cent of laying hens are raised cage-free (according to …

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Winning: Your support is helping the BC SPCA win against cruelty

January 2, 2018

British Columbians are passionate about supporting the BC SPCA in fighting animal cruelty and improving animal welfare – and we’ve seen what a difference that support makes, especially in the final months of 2017. In December, the City of Vancouver banned the retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits, following a similar move by the …

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Lyle gets his Christmas wish: A home in time for the holidays

December 15, 2017

It was his personality – not his pitch – that landed him in his forever home. Lyle, a two-year-old pig who seemed to enjoy the spotlight when the story of his penchant for ‘singing’ went viral, attracted the attention of more than 40 potential adopters after being in BC SPCA care for more than a …

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Ethical choices for your holiday meal: Gravy recipes!

December 12, 2017

Whether you’re having a cozy get-together or hosting a big holiday dinner party, you want everyone to have a choice at mealtime. Make your holiday spread inviting for all your guests with these delicious gravy recipe ideas. Friends and family who choose to be vegan or vegetarian will love our hearty vegan holiday gravy. Planning …

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Home for the holidays: Draft horse rescued from wildfires and neglect happy in new ranch home

December 1, 2017

Found in a hot spot in Williams Lake in the summer, when wildfires were still ravaging the area, this large draft horse was barely able to walk, as his hooves were so neglected and overgrown, it was painful for him to move. Now named Malachi, the handsome white horse has a new home on an …

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Horse rescued from wildfires hunting for new home

October 25, 2017

He was found with another draft horse in July, in a hot spot in Williams Lake, when wildfires were still raging in the area. Tony, a large animal with a larger-than-life personality, could barely walk, however – his hooves were so neglected and overgrown, it was painful for him to move. His equine pal, Poppy, …

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