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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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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

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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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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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