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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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Mink Code of Practice amendments delay move to larger cages by 5 years

August 11, 2021

Last year, proposed changes to the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC)’s Code of Practice for Mink were released for public comment, which proposed rolling back welfare improvements on fur farms across Canada. The amendments, driven by the mink industry, proposed eliminating a 2023 deadline for larger cages and allowing the use of killing methods …

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As Canada Goose announces its decision to go fur free, the BC SPCA asks why B.C. government is ignoring calls to act

June 28, 2021

Despite an announcement last week by Canada Goose, the country’s best-known luxury jacket manufacturer, that it will stop buying and using fur in their products, the B.C. government continues to ignore calls by the BC SPCA, the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs, the Fur-bearers, concerned infectious disease specialists and Humane Society International/Canada to stop …

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BC SPCA urges supporters to speak out against proposed welfare rollbacks by mink industry

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April 16, 2021

UPDATE: The public comment period and the federal petition to end fur farming of all species across Canada are both closed. Thank you to everyone who spoke up for mink. Original story: January 26, 2021 The BC SPCA is urging its supporters to speak out against an attempt by the mink industry to roll back …

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BC SPCA urges Canadians to take action against inhumane wildlife poisoning

March 31, 2021

UPDATE June 2021: The e-petition received support from 8,929 Canadians, 69% of which were British Columbians. MP Len Webber (Alberta) read the petition in the House of Commons in May 2021. The use of sodium cyanide will not be permitted as of December 31, 2021, as this product has been cancelled by the manufacturer. The …

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BC SPCA sounds alarm on dangers of rodenticides for wildlife and pets

July 29, 2020

Every year hundreds of native wild animals are brought to wildlife rehabilitation centres in Canada suffering from the effects of poison. This poison was not meant for them, but was set out in bait boxes at homes, parks, and buildings across communities to attract rodents. The full scale of the problem is unknown since most …

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