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Animal Welfare in the News

  • Outrage that Alleged Negligent Pet Owner Could Avoid Prosecution October 17, 2012 The manager of the Oromocto SPCA wants to see a Canada-wide arrest warrant for Debbie Andrews for her negligence that left two dogs and a rabbit dead and a cat barely alive.
  • Mirror, AB dogs are again being poisoned April 30, 2011 Calls started coming in to the Bashaw RCMP about poisoned dogs early Saturday morning. By that evening, there were 13 confirmed dog poisonings in Mirror, Alberta.
  • The Story of Ben April 26, 2011 It was about noon by the time we got back to Canyon Creek, and I looked for Ben’s tracks to see which direction he had taken. It wasn’t far from where I last saw him that I found his lifeless body in the trees with a wire snare around his neck. I couldn’t get it …
  • Calgary vigil held for sled dogs slain in Whistler April 25, 2011 A hundred animal rights supporters held a vigil for the 100 sled dogs that were killed in Whistler one year ago. Standing at Tompkin’s Place on 17 Avenue and 8 Street S.W. on Saturday night, they held signs and circulated petitions for tougher animal cruelty laws in Canada on the anniversary of a slaughter that …
  • Introducing Canada’s toughest animal-protection laws April 5, 2011 British Columbia announced Tuesday that it is acting on all of the recommendations of its Sled Dog Task Force, including providing new funding for animal-cruelty investigations and introducing the toughest animal-protection laws anywhere in Canada. The province will change its Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, including increasing penalties to as much as $75,000 and …
  • No Cost Spay and Neuter Program is a free program April 3, 2011 NO Cost Spay and Neuter Program is a free program offered by The City of Calgary Animal & Bylaw Services. You are eligible if on AISH, Income Support or household income is not greater than 85% of the Statistics Canada Low Income Cut-Offs (LICOS). Cat/kittens and dogs/puppies are eligible. No rabbits or ferrets at this …
  • Canada’s authoritarian stance against animal rights March 6, 2011 “An animal charity may only advocate policies and practices which benefit humans more than animals.” The courts, says CRA, have determined that “an activity or purpose is only charitable when it provides a benefit to humans. For some purposes and activities, including those relieving the suffering of animals, the courts have decided that the benefit …
  • Mark Holland to BC Tory MPs – Senseless dog slaughter case cries out for tougher laws February 3, 2011 Liberal MP and Public Safety Critic Mark Holland reached out to British Columbia Conservative MPs today, asking for their help to reform weak animal cruelty laws in light of news about a criminal investigation underway into the slaughter of one hundred dogs near Whistler, BC – a case that has shocked and outraged people across …
  • Man charged in connection to family dog’s death December 17, 2010 On November 29th, Ed and Lorna Thomas took their dog Ben for a walk near Elbow Falls. Ben went missing and the couple searched for hours, eventually admitting defeat. The next day, Lorna found him caught in hunters snare trap. He died as a result. A man has been charged with hunting wildlife during a …
  • Province investigating after snare kills family dog December 6, 2010 The area near Powderface Trail where a dog was killed by a snare Nov. 30 was closed to trapping at the time, Sustainable Resource Development officials said Monday.
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