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Looking back: Here’s 125 years of advocacy wins

January 6, 2020

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead. It began with a few concerned individuals who were disheartened at the cruel treatment of horses used to haul heavy materials in B.C.’s pioneering days. In 1895, this small, committed …

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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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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

Woman and daughter grocery shopping, confused about what to buy.
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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