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Speak out to end the inhumane live export of horses

Please support the call to the federal government to ban the live export of horses for human consumption. This inhumane trade involves draft horses, known as “gentle giants”, being shipped live in wooden crates to Japan and for slaughter for human consumption. Since 2014, more than 27,000 draft horses have been live exported by air, primarily to Japan, for slaughter. VHS has signed a joint letter to the federal Minister of Agriculture, calling for the Canadian government to stop the inhumane shipments of draft horses to other countries for slaughter. You can help by signing the House of Commons…

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Big plant-based plans for 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the importance of changes in food production and consumption toward fewer animal-based products and more plant-based food production and consumption.…
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Solving Bubble’s troubles

When 16-year-old Bubble began having trouble urinating, her loving guardian Hailey made multiple trips to different veterinary clinics. They were all unsuccessful at diagnosing the…
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Speak up for animals on fur farms

Recent media reports of the spread of COVID-19 on B.C. mink farms has exposed the cruelty and danger inherent in the province’s fur farming industry. …
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Max needed surgery

Max recently developed a lump on the back of his neck. When the lump broke open and wouldn’t stop seeping, his owner Margaret rushed him…
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2020 in review

Thank you for helping animals in 2020! VHS would like to thank all our amazing donors, volunteers, and partners for your support this year. Because…
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Ethical shopping and eating guide

Animal-free shopping and eating guide Do you want to make sure no animals were harmed when you’re shopping or eating? Struggling to find the perfect…
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Speak up for pigs

Speak up for pigs Canadians overwhelmingly oppose the common industry practice of confining pregnant pigs in what are known as “gestation stalls”. These individual stalls…
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Speak out for sled dogs

Speak out for sled dogs Who can forget it? The 2010 killing of 56 sled dogs in Whistler shocked B.C. and made headlines around the…
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Joyful George needed help

9-year-old George means everything to his owner Leah. Whenever Leah comes home, George dances in circles of joy. Leah has bipolar and told VHS that…
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