Resources

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

Reports


Factory farming


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.