Guest post by Desiree; activist, animal lover & McVitie fund for animals recipient This captivating dog was found wandering the streets of a small northern community, Iskut, B.C., all on his lonesome at the age of one month. It was pretty much love at first sight when the two of us locked eyes; him, in search of a mother and I in search of
It has now been one year since the BC SPCA recommended criminal animal cruelty charges against eight employees at Chilliwack Cattle Sales, Canada’s largest dairy producer, and many months since provincial animal cruelty charges were recommended against the company itself. Yet, Crown prosecutors have still yet to come to a decision about laying charges. For its part, the BC SPCA responded quickly, conducting
Rodeo animals are exposed to fear, pain and stress to make them perform. That’s not sport. That’s violence toward animals. Please sign our petition asking CBC Sports to stop broadcasting rodeo cruelty at the Calgary Stampede.
The harassment of a moose has rightly provoked shock and anger but rodeo animals face routine abuse and it’s considered entertainment. Video of several men tormenting a moose in northern B.C. has gone viral and caused outrage around the world. Conservation officers have launched an investigation and the perpetrators could face heavy fines if caught and charged. . . .
“My cat accidentally slipped out the front door and was hit by a car. I’m on disability right now and don’t have enough money to cover the entire vet bill. Please, is there any way you can help me?” This is the kind of desperate call the Vancouver Humane Society gets several times a week. As VHS’s Program Coordinator & Office Manager, I’m
Anyone who watches CBC Sports coverage of calf-roping at the Calgary Stampede will notice that the moment the rope is tightening around the calf’s neck the camera will pan back to the rider and horse. It has long been suspected that this is to avoid showing the calf being brutally jerked to a sudden halt, which might upset viewers. This issue came up in
There are two things in this world that I dislike more than any other. Getting up early in the morning, and running. Somehow I’ve remained suspended in that teenage phase that most people grow out of – being ready and willing to sleep until noon. And as far as exercise, well, I’ve never much liked it. I’m the more introspective, quiet type and
Warm weather is here, and with it an excuse to indulge in a scoop or three of ice cream. Although supermarket freezers are exploding with delicious vegan ice cream choices (Luna & Larry’s salted caramel & chocolate is a personal favourite), sometimes we all want to let someone else do the scooping while we enjoy a new flavour with friends. Fortunately, there’s no shortage
Photo: Jo-Anne McArthur, We Animals . VHS is well known for its campaigns against rodeo cruelty and many compassionate Canadians have supported our efforts. But most animal welfare organizations here in Canada and around the world also oppose rodeo. Here in British Columbia, the BC SPCA has taken a strong stand against cruel rodeo events. Most recently, in week fifteen of its Million
Action update: Check out our new Go Veg campaign A new poll commissioned by the Vancouver Humane Society shows that 33 percent of Canadians, or almost 12 million, are either already vegetarian or are eating less meat. That figure includes eight percent who identify as vegetarian or mostly vegetarian, as well as 25 percent who state that they are trying to eat