It has been almost seven months since the BC SPCA recommended charges against eight employees of a Chilliwack dairy farm, who allegedly whipped, punched and kicked cows at the farm. Yet Crown Counsel has yet to announce whether the charges will be approved. Video of the alleged beatings was released by the animal advocacy group Mercy for Animals, following work by an undercover
Mickey is on the mend thanks to VHS donors! VHS supporters may recall the story of Mickey, who suffered a broken leg and needed expensive surgery. We’re thrilled to report that VHS supporters stepped up to the plate to ensure Mickey got the help she needed. She’s had successful surgery and is recovering well. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the effort
Our new bus shelter ad in Vancouver is a timely reminder that sick and injured animals need your help. VHS is running the ad until January 5 to seek support for our McVitie Fund for emergency veterinary care. With your help hundreds of animals will get desperately needed treatment and more will be spayed or neutered. Watch for our ad around
Our latest opinion editorial, published online in the Georgia Straight, describes the rise of the plant-based food industry and the opportunity it presents for Canadian agriculture. It’s a ‘good news’ story – turning to plant-based foods means fewer animals living on factory farms and facing slaughter. To see more VHS opinion pieces click here.
VHS demands action from government Undercover footage taken by Mercy for Animals/Canada revealed that Canadian Food Inspection Agency inspectors failed to stop blatant abuse of pigs being transported to slaughter in Red Deer, Alberta. VHS is calling for enforcement of existing laws and updated legislation to protect these vulnerable animals (see our letter below). Please contact Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the
Great news! The City of Surrey has informed the Vancouver Humane Society that in spite of news reports that the city is considering providing property at little or no cost to Cinemazoo and the Urban Safari Rescue Society for a new exotic animal zoo in Surrey, there have been no plans submitted for consideration. At this time, the concept has not been advanced as