How the BC SPCA improves laws for animal welfare
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Working for better laws

Since 1895, the BC SPCA has been working for better laws for the treatment of animals in B.C.

Back then, the biggest concern was conditions for working horses. Today, we work to change laws to ensure all animals are provided, at a minimum, the Five Freedoms.

Horse outdoors on frosty ground in a stable

In recent years, we have had success in changing laws about:

See the latest review of our advocacy initiatives (PDF).

What the BC SPCA is doing to achieve better laws

Our latest work focuses on:

  • Municipal bylaws: Ongoing support to adopt humane bylaws for companion, farm and wild animals
  • Laws for farm animal care: Ongoing committee work to improve minimum standards on farm and inspections
  • Pet-friendly housing: Previous attempts to change the Rental Tenancy Act were unsuccessful, however other policy options are being researched

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