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BC SPCA calls for ban on dog debarking

April 13, 2022

Following recent victories ending the practices of declawing in cats and ear cropping and tail docking in dogs, the BC SPCA is calling on the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia (CVBC) to enact a similar ban on canine devocalization. SUPPORT THE BAN What is canine devocalization? Devocalization, commonly referred to as “debarking”, involves partially …

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Fireworks petition closed – thank you for your support!

January 7, 2022

UPDATE March 2, 2022: The federal fireworks petition has now closed. More than 14,000 Canadians voiced their concern about the dangers of fireworks. Thank you to everyone who spoke up for pets, farm animals and wildlife! Original story: January 7, 2022 The BC SPCA continues our fight to ban fireworks in 2022. Consumer fireworks can …

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Mink Code of Practice amendments delay move to larger cages by 5 years

August 11, 2021

Last year, proposed changes to the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC)’s Code of Practice for Mink were released for public comment, which proposed rolling back welfare improvements on fur farms across Canada. The amendments, driven by the mink industry, proposed eliminating a 2023 deadline for larger cages and allowing the use of killing methods …

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As Canada Goose announces its decision to go fur free, the BC SPCA asks why B.C. government is ignoring calls to act

June 28, 2021

Despite an announcement last week by Canada Goose, the country’s best-known luxury jacket manufacturer, that it will stop buying and using fur in their products, the B.C. government continues to ignore calls by the BC SPCA, the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs, the Fur-bearers, concerned infectious disease specialists and Humane Society International/Canada to stop …

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Keeping the coast clear: In honour of World Ocean Day

Seal on beach eating plastic
June 8, 2021

World Ocean Day is celebrated every year on June 8. It’s a day to commemorate and acknowledge all that the ocean provides us with. The ocean, which covers 70 percent of the earth’s surface, produces at least 50 percent of the planet’s oxygen. It’s also home to most of earth’s biodiversity, and is the main …

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