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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

UPDATE:  It has been over a year since the federal Minister of Agriculture was given the mandate to end the live export of horses for slaughter. Approximately 2,000 horses have been transported since this announcement, while Canadians wait for action from the federal government. Despite the overwhelming numbers of Canadians who signed the 2021 e-petition …

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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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Speak out to prevent animal suffering at new rodeo proposed for Lower Mainland

Rodeo horse in saddle bronc riding event
June 8, 2022

Update: Over 4,500 people signed the pledge to speak out against a new rodeo in the Township of Langley. This pledge demonstrates that rodeo does not align with the values of many British Columbians. In June, we submitted a letter to the Mayor and Council of the Township of Langley also expressing our concerns with …

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Keeping the coast clear: In honour of World Ocean Day

Seal on beach eating plastic
May 24, 2022

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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