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What do you picture when you hear about organic farm animals?

Piglet in straw
July 18, 2019

The Canadian Organic Standards outline minimum animal welfare expectations for Certified Organic farmers. The standards are being updated and everyone is able to submit their thoughts on the proposed changes before September 30, 2019. Read on to learn more, or click the button below to take action right away. Take action to improve organic standards …

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Ways you have helped farm animals so far in 2019

A dairy cow looks out of a red barn.
June 26, 2019

We have asked our dedicated supporters to help farm animals this year by submitting responses to surveys about the National Farm Animal Care Council’s (NFACC) Codes of Practice. The Codes of Practice are guidelines for the care of farm animals. They serve as our national understanding of animal care requirements and recommended practices. Animal welfare …

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Support Bill C-84 to better protect animals from abuse

March 18, 2019

The BC SPCA is encouraging members of the public to show their support for Bill C-84, which broadens the definition of bestiality and expands provisions against animals used for fighting. Bill C-84 was introduced by former Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould in October after she received a petition signed by animal lovers across Canada. The bill …

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BC SPCA launches campaign to stop use of shock collars

Sad golden retriever puppy wearing shock collar
February 21, 2019

The BC SPCA is calling on dog owners to take a pledge not to use shock collars – also known as electronic or e-collars – as a training tool for their pet. “We know that some dog owners turn to aversive training tools, such as electronic collars, out of a genuine desire to keep their …

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Speak out! Let your elected leaders know animals in your community matter

Sad chained scared dog in someone's backyard
November 2, 2018

Lonely, tethered and without adequate outdoor shelter: it’s what one young dog in the Capital Regional District experienced before finally receiving the much-needed protection and care he desperately needed. This was thanks to a team effort between concerned citizens, BC SPCA special constables, and one municipality’s bylaw officers. What’s more, the persistence of those involved …

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BC SPCA pocket guide to humane food labels

June 4, 2018

Ever wondered about the difference between free range and free run eggs, or whether certified organic means anything for how well the animals were treated? What about labels like grass-fed and pasture-raised for meats and dairy? Food labels often raise more questions than they answer. Find out which food labels to look for and those …

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Did you know B.C.’s wildlife is at risk? Share your ideas for helping at-risk species

May 28, 2018

The BC government is asking the public to voice their thoughts on a new law that would aim to keep wild animals from going extinct. British Columbia is Canada’s most biologically diverse province, with more species at risk than any other province in Canada. BC currently has no stand-alone endangered species legislation, meaning hundreds of …

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