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Five ways you can end farm animals’ suffering in transportation

October 1, 2016

Do you think there should be more rules about the temperature on a farm animal transport truck? How about how many animals are in that small space? Join us in calling on the Canadian government to do better by signing our petition. Be ready to give feedback to the government when draft laws are introduced …

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Inside the BC SPCA

September 6, 2016

If you missed it, it’s not too late to view the half-hour special on the BC SPCA produced by our media partner CTV. The special aired during the evening news hour on Monday, Sept. 5 and featured SPCA initiatives such as: Our SPCA Certified farm labeling program; a behind-the-scenes look at Wild ARC, the BC …

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Farm animals need love too: New BC SPCA facilities a huge help in fighting cruelty

August 1, 2016

British Columbians may often think of kittens and puppies when they think of the BC SPCA, but the animal welfare organization also advocates for, rescues and adopts out farm animals. From horses and llama to goats and chickens, farm animals are among the more than 43,000 animals the BC SPCA helps each year. “I think …

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Get cracking on better welfare for hens

July 1, 2016

Interested in sharing your view on whether the proposed standards are good enough for hens? This is where we think there are priorities for improvement: Recommended practices: Do you think any of the recommended practices throughout the draft code should be requirements? Housing system: Enriched cages are permitted in the code. Can enriched cages provide …

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BC SPCA offers Canadian-made solution for humane certification to restaurants and grocers

May 5, 2016

The BC SPCA is reaching out to restaurants and food retailers across Canada with a home-grown solution to farm animal welfare certification. Launched in 2002 by the BC SPCA, SPCA Certified is a Canadian-made national farm animal welfare certification and food labelling program which offers third-party certification to any Canadian farm raising beef cattle, dairy …

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BC SPCA officially opens new Recovery & Adoption Centre for abused farm animals

October 14, 2015

Government and community representatives joined BC SPCA staff and volunteers on Oct. 14 to officially open the BC SPCA’s new Recovery & Adoption Barn in Kelowna, which will temporarily house horses and farm animals rescued from abusive or neglectful situations in the Okanagan region. The new 2,500-square-foot facility, located adjacent to the existing BC SPCA …

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Government announces great moos for dairy cattle in British Columbia

July 8, 2015

Things just got better for dairy cattle in the province. The B.C. Ministry of Agriculture announced today it will adopt a new regulation to improve protection of dairy cattle within the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (PCA Act). The PCA Act prohibits causing or permitting an animal to be in distress in British Columbia, …

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New Kelowna facility will provide a safe haven for abused farm animals

March 27, 2015

The BC SPCA officially broke ground today for a new large animal seizure facility to temporarily house farm animals rescued from abusive or neglectful situations. The new 2,500-square-foot facility is being constructed adjacent to the existing SPCA shelter at 3785 Casorso Road in Kelowna and will include six indoor-outdoor stalls, a tack room and hay …

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Setting the bar higher: New SPCA Certified Standard for pigs published

June 12, 2014

Of all the major meat commodities, the pork industry has the most intensively raised production systems despite the high intelligence and social nature of pigs. The BC SPCA operates the SPCA Certified program, which is an assurance to consumers that certified food products come from farms where higher standards of animal welfare are provided. Just …

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