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Speak up for animal protection updates to the Criminal Code

May 1, 2017

A recent petition urges the Government of Canada to make long overdue changes in protecting animals – and by signing, you can become another voice for vulnerable animals all across Canada. The e-petition reaches out to animal lovers across the country to voice their concerns over the current animal cruelty protection provisions in the Criminal …

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Tell Canada to adopt Dr. Temple Grandin’s guidelines for the new Safe Food for Canadians Regulations

March 15, 2017

Killing animals for food is hard for many Canadians to think about. With around 700 million animals transported to slaughter facilities each year, animal welfare is crucial. From being unloaded from trucks, to handled in the pre-slaughter area, it is important to have adequate regulation and monitoring. The Canadian government has proposed new laws, and …

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Legislation strengthens animal welfare protection

February 27, 2017

The BC SPCA applauds the Government of British Columbia’s move to target irresponsible dog and cat breeders throughout the province. Introduced by Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick, the legislation will, if passed, provide a framework for the licensing and/or registration of commercial breeders of cats and dogs. “We are thrilled to see the provincial government take …

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Have you thanked your vet for supporting a ban on tail docking?

December 1, 2016

B.C.’s veterinarians are showing how much they support the humane treatment of animals. The College of Veterinarians of British Columbia (CVBC) recently voted to ban cosmetic tail docking, offering a unique opportunity for British Columbians: let your local vet know how much you support the move. The province-wide ban, which follows a vote last year …

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Show your support for stronger animal cruelty laws

September 23, 2016

Bill C-246, the Modernizing Animal Protections Act, is headed for a vote in parliament again on September 28, 2016. “The bill could ban shark fin importation, the imporatation of cat and dog fur and make changes to the Criminal Code of Canada that could help the BC SPCA and other animal welfare societies across Canada …

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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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