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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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Ban the shipping of horses overseas for slaughter   

June 2, 2021

UPDATE June 19, 2021: The federal petition to ban the shipping of horses overseas for slaughter has now closed. More than 77 thousand Canadians voiced their concern for this practice. Thank you to everyone who spoke up for horses! Original story: June 2, 2021 Most Canadians don’t know that Canada is one of the only …

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BC SPCA urges Canadians to take action against inhumane wildlife poisoning

March 31, 2021

UPDATE June 2021: The e-petition received support from 8,929 Canadians, 69% of which were British Columbians. MP Len Webber (Alberta) recently read the petition in the House of Commons and we look forward to the government’s response. March 31, 2021 The BC SPCA is urging Canadians to sign a Federal e-petition to end wildlife poisoning by banning the use of …

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BC SPCA urges supporters to speak out against proposed welfare rollbacks by mink industry

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January 26, 2021

UPDATE April 16, 2021: The public comment period and the federal petition to end fur farming of all species across Canada are both closed. Thank you to everyone who spoke up for mink. Original story: January 26, 2021 The BC SPCA is urging its supporters to speak out against an attempt by the mink industry …

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BC SPCA sounds alarm on dangers of rodenticides for wildlife and pets

July 29, 2020

Every year hundreds of native wild animals are brought to wildlife rehabilitation centres in Canada suffering from the effects of poison. This poison was not meant for them, but was set out in bait boxes at homes, parks, and buildings across communities to attract rodents. The full scale of the problem is unknown since most …

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BC SPCA urges British Columbians to speak out on emergency legislation

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January 14, 2020

The BC SPCA is urging British Columbians to support the inclusion of animals in the province’s Emergency Management Legislation. The B.C. government is seeking input on modernizing the legislation until January 31, 2020. “The devastating reports from Australia, where more than a billion animals are estimated to have died as a result of bushfires, are …

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Looking back: Here’s 125 years of advocacy wins

January 6, 2020

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead. It began with a few concerned individuals who were disheartened at the cruel treatment of horses used to haul heavy materials in B.C.’s pioneering days. In 1895, this small, committed …

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Celebrating a year of animal welfare victories

December 1, 2019

Thousands of BC SPCA supporters took action in 2019 to sign petitions advocating for laws that would improve animal welfare. Together with Humane Canada, we’ve advocated for the importance of animal welfare legislation to protect against neglect and cruelty.   Ending the captivity of whales and dolphins: Bill S-203 Canada made historic strides passing the so-called …

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Well-known exotic animal vet supports legislative changes to protect servals

October 10, 2019

Dr. Adrian Walton, owner of Dewdney Animal Hospital has provided veterinary care to owned servals for years. The hospital also has a special permit that allows them to rescue and treat animals on the provincial controlled alien species (CAS) list. Unlike other exotic cats like lions and tigers, servals are not currently on the prohibited …

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