VHS is partnering with Animal Rescue Crusade (ARC) in its effort to bring attention to animal issues through International Animal Cruelty Awearness Bands – cool wristbands with a message. Just visit the ARC/VHS partner page to purchase a band. For every awearness band purchased, VHS will receive $5.00 toward our work to help animals. The mission is to bring awareness to all animal cruelty
The photo above is of a bucking horse at the Calgary Stampede. Look closely at the horse’s face in the photo below. Can anyone honestly say they think the horse is enjoying the experience? Rodeo promoters say that horses in the bareback and saddle-bronc events love to buck, that it’s natural, that the horses are “born to buck.” It’s true that they are bred
The campaign against animal cruelty at the Luxton rodeo in Langford, B.C. has gained an unstoppable momentum thanks to the support of compassionate citizens . Many people on Vancouver Island and across B.C. supported the campaign against cruel rodeo events in Langford, near Victoria. VHS would like to thank everyone who supported this effort. VHS partnered with Victoria Citizens Against Rodeo Events
This is the ad VHS ran in the Victoria Times-Colonist newspaper as part of our campaign against animal cruelty at the Luxton rodeo in Langford B.C., near Victoria. Please take action to support our campaign. .
Animal advocates in North America and around the world have been thrilled with the decision by a number of music industry artists to cancel concerts at SeaWorld, the controversial marine park in Florida. The cancellations were sparked by the stunning impact of the film Blackfish, which exposed the suffering of captive Orca whales at marine parks. Online petitions and social media postings targeted the
… help us fight it. . The Vancouver Humane Society will be carrying its campaign against rodeo cruelty into 2014. If you’re opposed to abusing animals for the sake of entertainment, we hope you’ll support us. Thank you to everyone who helped with our 2013 campaign. . . .
A majority of British Columbians are opposed to rodeos, according to a poll by research company Insights West. The poll found that 56% of B.C. residents are opposed to rodeos, with only 38% in favour of them. The poll also revealed that large majorities of people in B.C. are opposed to trophy hunting and killing animals for fur. “Across British Columbia, only one-in-ten residents
Imagine walking to the store. Suddenly, you can’t lift your feet from the ground – they’re mired in glue so sticky that you can’t lift them out. You scream and fight to get loose, but nobody helps you. You get thirsty and hungry, but there’s nothing you can do. After hours, maybe even days, you eventually succumb to dehydration, starvation, exhaustion and/or exposure. Can
Our ad “Food, Friend, Why?” is now on Translink diesel buses throughout Metro Vancouver. The ad raises an important and provocative moral question: why do we eat one animal and befriend another? Most of us wouldn’t dream of eating a cat or a dog, but when one considers the intelligence and sentience of farmed animals, it doesn’t make sense to consider cows or pigs
Last week, a travel article appeared on the website of Fodor’s, the world’s largest publisher of travel and tourism information, describing the author’s recent visit to the Calgary Stampede. The article gushed over the Stampede’s recovery from the flood in June and detailed all the activities to be enjoyed, summing up the experience this way: “Part rodeo, part party, part fair, part food fest, all fun; the