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Animals Matter to Canada

November 12, 2009

Thanks to the support of 75,000 Canadians, the House of Commons has unanimously passed a motion to support the development of a Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare (UDAW). The UDAW aims to seek global recognition that animals are capable of feeling pain and suffering, and that they deserve protection.

In 2007, the BC SPCA joined the international “Animals Matter” coalition and has been calling on its supporters to sign the petition ever since. The World Society for the Protection of Animals has been the lead agency on the issue in Canada, successfully coordinating support for the motion from all four Federal political parties.

The UDAW should help pave the way for better animal protection regulations in Canada and throughout the world. To read more about this initiative, please visit

Please lend your voice to one of our other campaigns for animals now. Together, we can make a difference.

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a not-for-profit organization reliant on public donations. Our mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.