Opinion Editorials

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VHS has had a number of opinion editorials published on various animal welfare issues.

 

Animals used in TV and film production need protection
Vancouver Province
January 27, 2017 

Trouble in Canada’s dairy industry is good news for cows
Georgia Straight online
January 24, 2017

Sled Dog Businesses Don’t Celebrate Animals, They Exploit Them
Huffington Post
December 6, 2016

How Vancouver became a vegetarian paradise
Huffington Post
November 2, 2016

How Farms treat animals is a hard sell for consumers
Huffington Post Canada
October 6, 2016

Pro-meat bias clouds oversight of agri-business
Vancouver Sun
October 3, 2016

The food and agriculture industry is misleading us with PR
Huffington Post Canada
August 16, 2016

Opinion: Rodeo animals suffer to amuse the audience
Vancouver Sun
July 14, 2016

Stampede: CBC Needs To Stop Giving Animal Cruelty Airtime
Huffington Post Canada
July 12, 2016

Rodeo Animals Aren’t Performing, They’re Suffering
Huffington Post Canada
July 6, 2016

Admitted Poacher Has No Place In Canada’s Top Rodeo Association
Huffington Post Canada
June 3, 2016

Canadian Cities should say no to hosting rodeos
Huffington Post Canada
May 12, 2016

Animal rights advocates are targeting your tastebuds
Huffington Post Canada
May 3, 2016

Egg industry will never be the same
Vancouver Sun
February 5, 2016

A&W must go cage-free or find itself on the wrong side of history
Huffington Post Canada
January 13, 2016

Cloning adds to factory farm horrors
Huffington Post Canada
December 17, 2015

The life of a chicken – Nasty, brutish and short
Vancouver Sun
October 20, 2015

We need to stop torturing chickens
Toronto Star
April 4, 2015

Media missing the big stories on animals
Georgia Straight online
March 17, 2015

 

Good riddance to the rodeo
Vancouver Sun
February 28, 2015

Industrialization of agriculture to blame for avian flu outbreak
Vancouver Sun
December 10, 2014

Canadian agriculture could benefit from rise of plant-based food products
Georgia Straight (online)
December 4, 2014

Increase penalties for animal cruelty
The Vancouver Sun
November 17, 2014

 

Bout with cancer makes animal welfare personal
The Vancouver Sun (online)
November 7, 2014

Producers must examine ag practices
The Western Producer
August 14, 2014

Animal cruelty the norm on factory farms
Vancouver Sun (online)
June 11, 2014

Easter ham raises ethical dilemma
Vancouver Sun (online)
April 18, 2014

 

Celebrities, principles and animals
Georgia Straight (online)
February 6, 2014

 

There is no place for racism when it comes to preventing cruelty to animals
Vancouver Sun
Peter Fricker
January 13, 2014

Animal cruelty another reason not to use farmland for a rodeo
Vancouver Sun
Peter Fricker
November 19, 2013

Let’s talk turkey this Thanksgiving
Vancouver Sun
Leanne McConnachie
October 11, 2013

Animal welfare too often dismissed
Peter Fricker
Vancouver Sun
September 9, 2013

Federal ban can help end trade in exotic animals
Peter Fricker
Vancouver Sun
August 9, 2013

Chill Calgarians, rodeo critics aren’t made at you
Peter Fricker
Vancouver Province (and Calgary Herald)
July 4,2013

Rodeo calf-roping a sadistic sport
Peter Fricker
Vancouver Sun
July 2, 2013

Easter is better when it’s humane
Leanne McConnachie
Vancouver Sun
March 28,  2013

Billionaires see value in plant-based food technology
Peter Fricker
Vancouver Sun
March 14, 2013

It’s worth investing in Canada’s healthy ‘pulses’
Peter Fricker
Vancouver Sun
January 29, 2013

Debra Probert on the beef recall: Origin of the (bacterial) species
Debra Probert
National Post
October 11, 2012

Bear-baiting isn’t hunting – it’s assassination
Peter Fricker
Vancouver Sun
May 22, 2012

Shed a tear for the real horses too
Peter Fricker
The Vancouver Sun
December 28, 2011

Purebred dogs: a moral minefield
Peter Fricker
The Vancouver Sun
December 15, 2011

Animal Suffering is a legitimate Occupy Wall Street concern
Peter Fricker
The Georgia Straight
October 28, 2011

Fines alone don’t promote responsible dog ownership
Rebeka Breder
The Vancouver Sun
October 18, 2011

The time has come to end travelling circuses
Debra Probert
The Vancouver Sun
August 18, 2011

The Royals and the rodeo
Peter Fricker
The Star Online
June 23, 2011

Eaglet predicament shines light on bigger issue of ghost-fishing
Debra Probert
The Vancouver Sun Online
May 22, 2011

Sled dog tours and races should be banned
Peter Fricker
The Vancouver Sun
March 24, 2011

B.C. must enforce exotic animal regulations or risk disaster
Peter Fricker
The Georgia Straight Online
January 25, 2011

Christian churches should end their silence on animal welfare
Peter Fricker
The Vancouver Sun
December 16, 2010

Are food animals victims of their poor image?
Peter Fricker
The Vancouver Sun
September 20, 2010

Rodeos are demeaning to us all
Peter Fricker
The Winnipeg Free Press
July 16, 2010

Stampede rodeo a stale myth
Peter Fricker
The Calgary Herald
June 21, 2010

Federal funding program has soft spot for rodeos
Peter Fricker
Vancouver Sun
May 25, 2010

Science dispels claim that rodeos aren’t cruel
Peter Fricker
Vancouver Sun
May 10, 2010

PETA’s antics draw attention to big issues
Peter Fricker
Vancouver Sun
March 29, 2010

Mountain View centre must be accountable for welfare of captive animals
Peter Fricker
Georgia Straight Online
January 22, 2010

Animals or people? It’s a mistake to compartmentalize compassion
Peter Fricker
Vancouver Sun
August 10, 2009

CBC shouldn’t celebrate inauthentic and inhumane Calgary Stampede
Peter Fricker
Georgia Straight Online
July 2, 2009

Rodeos sell cruelty posing as western heritage
Peter Fricker
Edmonton Journal
June 8, 2009

Unlike Canada, EU surges ahead on animal welfare reform
Peter Fricker
Toronto Star
June 4, 2009

Chickens just naturally want to be free
Peter Fricker
Vancouver Sun
March 12, 2009

Backyard chickens won’t answer demand for humanely produced food
Leanne McConnachie
Georgia Straight online
March 12, 2009

It’s a pity CNE was roped into rodeo
Peter Fricker
Toronto Star
August 15, 2008

Marketing and Charities make for odd couple
Peter Fricker
Vancouver Sun
July 16, 2008

Consolidation within the poultry industry an ominous trend
Leanne McConnachie, Special to the Vancouver Sun
Vancouver Sun
June 25, 2008

Care about the environment? Eat less meat
Peter Fricker
Globe and Mail
January 23, 2008


Factory farming cruel for animals and hard on the planet, too

Peter Fricker
Vancouver Sun
September 25, 2007

The times they are a changin’
Peter Fricker
Calgary Herald
July 19, 2007

How to choose more humane eggs
Bruce Passmore
Vancouver Sun – Sound Off!
April 6, 2007

Animal welfare: The writing’s on the cage
Peter Fricker
Globe and Mail
April 2, 2007

The Link Between Avian Flu and Intensive Agriculture
Debra Probert
Globe and Mail
November 23, 2005

Avian Flu Slaughter Inhumane Again
Debra Probert
Vancouver Sun
November 22, 2005

Intensive farming creates ideal conditions for spread of avian flu
Bruce Passmore
Toronto Star
April 13, 2004

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