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Ask libraries to spotlight empathy, prevent animal abuse

September 1, 2016

Tony, a lovable senior cat in West Vancouver, is on to something: reading the right books decreases the likelihood of violence against animals and kids. Knowing this, advocate Ally reached out to the Vancouver Public Library and had one thing on her mind: empathy. Ally knew that in order to see a change in people’s …

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Get cracking on better welfare for hens

July 1, 2016

Interested in sharing your view on whether the proposed standards are good enough for hens? This is where we think there are priorities for improvement: Recommended practices: Do you think any of the recommended practices throughout the draft code should be requirements? Housing system: Enriched cages are permitted in the code. Can enriched cages provide …

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New regulations for dog and cat breeders announced

March 2, 2016

On Feb. 22, BC SPCA chief executive officer Craig Daniell stood proudly with B.C. Premier Christy Clark and MLA Jane Thornthwaite to announce an upcoming major change in B.C. animal welfare legislation. The B.C. government will adopt a regulation under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act recognizing the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association’s Codes of Practice …

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BC SPCA applauds government moving forward with new legislation for B.C. breeders

February 16, 2016

The BC SPCA is applauding an announcement made by the provincial government on Feb. 13 that it is considering new licensing and inspection rules for dog and cat breeders in B.C. “We have been in conversation with government on this issue and we are very pleased with their commitment to move forward quickly to prevent …

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Together, we can end overpopulation: Think spay/neuter this February

February 1, 2016

February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month and the BC SPCA is calling on all British Columbians to take action to help end pet overpopulation throughout the province. “The BC SPCA and many others – including veterinarians, rescue groups, cat coalitions, municipal governments and First Nations – are working to address the overpopulation issue, and have experienced …

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BC SPCA supports federal e-petition to ban import, sale of dog and cat fur

January 21, 2016

A Vancouver MP has sponsored a new e-petition, or electronic petition, asking the federal government to ban the import and sale of dog and cat fur in Canada, a move supported by the BC SPCA. Created by The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals and sponsored by Vancouver Kingsway MP Don Davies, the petition, …

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BC SPCA supports Burnaby couple’s e-petition to ban shock collars in Canada

December 17, 2015

A Burnaby couple is using a new online option to petition the federal government for a nation-wide ban on electric shock collars – a move supported by the BC SPCA. Gwendy and Alfie Williams are the first in Canada to use the Parliament of Canada’s new electronic petition, or e-petition, to call upon the federal …

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SPCA seeks help for emaciated pregnant mare seized in cruelty investigation

April 15, 2014

The BC SPCA is seeking the public’s help to care for Savannah, an emaciated pregnant mare and four other horses seized this month from a rural property in the Fraser Valley. “The horses were severely undernourished and were suffering from a range of medical issues,” said BC SPCA senior animal protection officer Eileen Drever. “The …

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Oil spill preparedness needs to take wildlife into consideration

October 25, 2013

Our province is renowned worldwide for its wildlife. Nowhere is this more apparent than along British Columbia’s coastline, which is home to diverse species such as murrelets, petrels, auklets, puffins, sea otters, and seals among many others. All of these animals would be impacted by an oil spill. A new report released by the provincial …

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