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Support the petition for video surveillance in slaughter facilities

Close-up of a sheep on a farm.
July 14, 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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Province seeking feedback on the future of rodenticides in B.C.

Cycle of secondary poisoning - great horned owl next to Norway rat and blue rodenticide blocks.
May 30, 2022

Public pressure to change rodenticide use practices in the province has been mounting for years, and positive permanent changes for pets and wildlife are now in sight. But there is one last chance to improve these changes before June 19. Earlier this month, the provincial government released the Integrated Pest Management Regulation (IPMR) Rodenticide Intentions …

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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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Fireworks petition closed – thank you for your support!

January 7, 2022

Update: The federal fireworks petition has now closed. More than 14,000 Canadians voiced their concern about the dangers of fireworks. Thank you to everyone who spoke up for pets, farm animals and wildlife! Read the government’s official response. Original story: January 7, 2022 The BC SPCA continues our fight to ban fireworks in 2022. Consumer …

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