Resources

family of ducks VHS wants to help you help animals. The following are resources that might assist you:

 Brochures

 Reports

Factory farming

Availablity of cage-free eggs in Vancouver, British Columbia  A 2006 report by the Vancouver Humane Society
Battery Cages and the Welfare of Hens in Canada A 2005 report by the Vancouver Humane Society and the Canadian Coalition for Farm Animals
Broken Wings: The Breakdown of Animal Protection in the Transportation and Slaughter of Meat Poultry in Canada 2009 A 2009 report by Canadians for the Ethical Treatment of Farm Animals
Battery Cages and the Welfare of Hens in Canada Factsheet A 2005 report by the Canadian Coalition for Farm Animals and the Vancouver Humane Society
A Gentle and Easy Death? A 2005 report by the Vancouver Humane Society regarding slaughter during the 2004 Avian Influenza outbreak

Captive animals and exotic pets

A Disaster Ignored A 2004 report on the exotic animal trade by the Vancouver Humane Society
Broken Promises A 2003 report on the well-being of animals at the Greater Vancouver Zoo
VHS submission to review of BC Wildlife Act A 2007 report by the Vancouver Humane Society on the regulation of exotic animals

General

Animal Welfare in Vancouver A 2003 report by the Vancouver Humane Society

 Legislation

Key Animal Welfare By-laws in BC

Circus bylaws in British Columbia

 

City of Victoria City of Vancouver (circuses prohibited, but other animal performances are permitted)
City of North Vancouver (business licence bylaw)
City of North Vancouver
District of Oak Bay
City of Nanaimo
City of Surrey
City of New Westminster
City of Burnaby
City of Coquitlam
Corporation of Delta
City of Kamloops
City of Kelowna
City of Chilliwack
District of Maple Ridge
Municipality of North Cowichan
City of Parksville
District of Saanich City of Salmon Arm

Spay/neuter bylaws

 

Corporation of Delta
City of Coquitlam
City of North Vancouver
Corporation of Maple Ridge
City of Richmond
District of North Vancouver
City of Port Moody
City of Surrey

Bylaws restricting/prohibiting exotic pet ownership or sale

City of Abbotsford
City of Surrey (prohibits sale only)
City of Burnaby (only restricts the number of snakes kept)
City of Courtenay City of Cranbrook City of Dawson Creek Township of Esquimalt
City of Fort St.John
City of Kelowna
City of Langley (prohibits sale only)
City of New Westminster
City of North Vancouver
District of Oak Bay
District of Peachland
District Port Hardy City of Powell River
City of Richmond (prohibits sale only)
City of Terrace
District of Tumbler Ridge

Bylaws setting minimum care standards for dogs

 

City of Burnaby
City of Coquitlam
District of Delta
Village of Lions Bay
District of Maple Ridge
City of New Westminster
City of North Vancouver
District of North Vancouver
City of Richmond
City of Surrey
City of Vancouver
District of West Vancouver

Bylaws regulating pet stores

 

City of North Vancouver
District of North Vancouver
City of Richmond (in business licence bylaw)

Vancouver zoo referendum

 

Voters in the city of Vancouver voted in a 1993 referendum to close the Stanley Park Zoo, the city’s only zoo.

Rodeo

 

The City of Vancouver, in May, 2006, prohibited a number of rodeo activities that effectively prohibits rodeos from the city.

 Cat Find

CATFIND is a service provided by the Vancouver Humane Society providing vital information to people who have lost or found a cat.

Thousands of cats go missing every year in the Greater Vancouver area. Thousands more are born unwanted to die in our shelters. Please encourage all pet owners to spay or neuter their cats. There are breeding laws in several municipalities that require cats to be spayed or neutered unless a breeder licence is obtained. Find out if there is one in your area and notify any pet owners that have un-neutered animals. The Vancouver Humane Society is always in need of donations (for which you will receive a tax receipt) as we spay and neuter homeless cats.

 Links

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