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Vancouver man who videotaped kitten torture receives 17-month jail sentence

May 29, 2013

Update: May 29, 2013 A Vancouver man who was arrested and charged in two separate cases involving the videotaped torture of kittens and cats was sentenced to 17 month in jail today. He was also given a two-year prohibition on having custody of animals. Jordan Lucas, who was originally charged in July 2012 in connection …

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Luxton Pro Rodeo Refuses to Eliminate Cruel Practices

May 16, 2013

A recent article in the Times Colonist outlines the Luxton Pro Rodeo’s refusal to eliminate inhumane rodeo events in favour of a family-friendly Western-style country fair. The Luxton Pro Rodeo boasts tie-down calf roping, steer wrestling, and children’s sheep-riding: activities that cause fear, stress, and even serious injury to the animals involved. Learn more about …

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B.C. Government maintains monitoring of animal slaughter

March 4, 2013

The BC SPCA is encouraged by the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture’s recent announcement that they will be maintaining on-site inspection programs for provincially-licensed commercial slaughter plants once the Canadian Food Inspection Agency withdraws its services next year Earlier this year, the Society published a new position statement on humane killing of animals, which lays out …

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BC SPCA rescues two dogs found at bottom of dumpster near Williams Lake

January 25, 2013

The BC SPCA came to the rescue of two heeler-cross dogs on Tuesday evening (Jan. 22) after being tipped off that the dogs had been inside a large dumpster for several days in freezing temperatures on a reserve outside of Williams Lake. Kent Kokoska, a senior animal protection officer for the BC SPCA who rescued …

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Light sentence in Whistler sled dog case “shocking”, says BC SPCA

November 22, 2012

The BC SPCA says it is stunned by the light sentence handed down today to Bob Fawcett, former general manager of the Whistler-based Howling Dog Tours, but believes the animal cruelty investigation into the disturbing case has led to a more humane future for sled dogs across the province.  Fawcett, who pleaded guilty Aug. 30 …

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