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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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BC SPCA launches campaign to stop use of shock collars

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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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Senate considering Bill S-203 that honours the sentience of cetaceans

May 23, 2018

The BC SPCA is pleased to demonstrate full support for a bill that is due for third reading in the next two weeks. Bill S-203, also known as the Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act, would make it illegal to capture, breed or move cetaceans with the intent of putting them in captivity …

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