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Send the B.C. government your input on emergency management for animals

November 1, 2023

Excluding animals from emergency planning can have deadly consequences for animals and people.  The B.C. government needs your input to create emergency management regulations that keep us all safe. Whether you’ve been directly impacted by an emergency or not, your knowledge and experience as an animal lover are vitally important. Four years ago, over 23,000 …

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Support the bill to end the live export of Canadian horses for slaughter

October 3, 2023

On September 19, Tim Louis, M.P., introduced Private Member’s Bill C-355 to the House of Commons to prohibit the export by air of horses from Canada for slaughter. Now, it is time to take the final steps to ban live horse export. Take action now More than 40,000 horses have been shipped out of Canada …

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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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Provincial government announces changes to permanently restrict certain rodenticides

Cycle of secondary poisoning - great horned owl next to Norway rat and blue rodenticide blocks.
October 31, 2022

The Provincial government has recently announced permanent changes to Integrated Pest Management Regulation (IPMR), to significantly reduce second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs) in B.C. New requirements will prohibit all public and most commercial uses of SGARs in B.C., with limited exemptions. This is a big step forward for animal welfare – protecting wildlife from exposure to …

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Support the petition for video surveillance in slaughter facilities

Close-up of a sheep on a farm.
August 25, 2022

Update: The federal petition for video surveillance in slaughter facilities has now closed. More than 9,000 Canadians voiced their concern about this issue. Thank you to everyone who spoke up for farm animals – the petition is currently awaiting government response. Original story: July 14, 2022 The BC SPCA is urging Canadians to sign an …

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