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New petition to ban the shipping of horses overseas for slaughter   

January 23, 2023

February 7, 2023 UPDATE: The federal petition to ban the shipping of horses overseas for slaughter has now closed. More than 36 thousand Canadians voiced their concerns. We still have not heard back from the federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food regarding a progress report on the ban. We encourage you to reach out to the …

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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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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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