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BC SPCA applauds Parks Board decision on cetacean ban at Vancouver Aquarium

May 16, 2017

The BC SPCA is applauding the Parks Board decision to ban the display of cetaceans at the Vancouver Aquarium as a significant move forward for animal welfare. “In the past 30 years, new research has emerged on the complexity of cetaceans and their ability to communicate, to create social bonds and to demonstrate cognitive abilities …

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Farm animals count: New census data shows rise in poultry, cattle numbers

May 10, 2017

There are nearly two million more hens and chickens in British Columbia than there was in 2011, according to Statistics Canada’s release of the 2016 Census of Agriculture data today. Nearly 40,000 more cattle were also reported, while other provinces showed dairy cow decline. In 2011, there were just under 19 million chickens raised for …

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Pomeranian pup needs public’s help to get back on his feet

May 9, 2017

BC SPCA staff are hoping the public can help a brave seven-month-old Pomeranian named Stuffy. The subject of a BC SPCA cruelty investigation, Stuffy was seized by BC SPCA constables with two broken front legs that require immediate orthopedic surgery. “Stuffy is such a sweetheart! Despite the pain he’s been in, he’s so friendly and …

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‘Stand like a tree’ is key if you encounter an off-leash dog

May 1, 2017

If you or your children ever encounter an off-leash dog – even if it’s one you know from around your neighbourhood – it’s still important to be careful, especially if the dog’s guardians aren’t nearby. “If you see a dog running around off-leash, even a small dog, and you don’t know what its intentions are, …

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