Animal Abuse

Meet The Compassionate Canadians Who Give It All To Animals

Huffington Post Canada | Christian Cotroneo | Posted 07.07.2015 | Canada Impact

Those who find kinship and connection with all creatures of this Earth. And, with a steady hand, reach out to help.

Tortured Pigeon Forced To Wear Bell And Hat In B.C.

CBC | Posted 06.15.2015 | Canada

A photo of a tortured pigeon with a hat glued on its head and bell wrapped around its neck is drawing outrage among residents in Penticton, B.C. On ...

Is Your Dog Getting Old? Swap It For A Cuter Puppy!

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 01.14.2015 | Canada Impact

Tired of having the same wagging tail greet you at the door every evening? Looking for a cuter companion? Toronto Humane Society now provides the ...

Dogs Found Frozen In Prince Albert

CBC | Posted 03.05.2015 | Canada

Warning: This story contains content that some people may find disturbing.  The Prince Albert SPCA is looking for information after a gruesome disc...

We Need To Talk About Farmed Animal Abuse

Yan Roberts | Posted 02.13.2015 | Canada
Yan Roberts

While The Vinyl Cafe's annual holiday show was in Toronto the other day, angry fans of the much loved CBC Radio show were leaving hateful messages on ...

53 Animals Seized From Northern Interior B.C. Property

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia

HOUSTON, B.C. - The SPCA has seized 53 animals over allegations they were being neglected and kept in poor conditions at a property near Houston, in B...

Quebec Tries To Clean Up Reputation As One Of Worst Places For Animal Abuse

CP | Martin Ouellet, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.09.2014 | Canada

QUEBEC - Quebec's new agriculture minister is promising to clean up the province's bad reputation as one of the best places to be an animal abuser.Pie...

Failed Euthanizations, Open Wounds, Animals Being Kicked..

CBC | Posted 09.03.2014 | Canada Business

An Ontario turkey farm is facing numerous animal cruelty charges after a CBC Marketplace investigation revealed disturbing hidden camera footage reco...

Leaving Your Dog In A Hot Car Could Cost You $500

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 06.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Leaving your dog in a hot car in Surrey could cost you $500. Surrey city council has voted to amend the city's dog responsibility bylaw so that enf...

Woman Fined For Starving Puppies Bought Online

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 04.25.2014 | Canada Alberta

A Calgary woman has been fined $7,000 for abusing dogs she acquired for free on Kijiji, neglecting them while turning a profit reselling them online. ...

Starved Horses Seized In Fraser Valley

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

An emaciated pregnant mare is one of five starving horses that the BC SPCA seized from a rural Fraser Valley property this month. “The horses wer...

If You Don't Want Your Dog, Don't Abuse It - Give It To a Shelter

Philip Plante-Ajah | Posted 05.19.2014 | Canada Living
Philip Plante-Ajah

One of my dogs still waits for me at the front door until I get home. While I cannot understand why an individual would want to harm any animal in the way described above, I also do not think that is a question open for debate. There are numerous shelters and rescue organizations out there who would gladly offer to take your animal on an anonymous basis.

'Heartbreaking' Cruelty

CBC | Posted 05.19.2014 | Canada

A stray cat in Oshawa, Ont., will require surgery after being shot 16 times in an animal cruelty case one veterinarian describes as "heartbreakin...

WATCH: 'Culture Of Cruelty'

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.14.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Disturbing video showing employees of one of the world's leading turkey producers clubbing, kicking and otherwise abusing the hapless birds ...

Taxi Refuses To Take Blind Woman And Guide Dog

CBC | Posted 05.21.2013 | Canada Impact

A Dartmouth woman who is legally blind has filed a human rights complaint after a taxi driver left her and her guide dog stranded outside of a grocery...

Marineland Can Sue Me -- But Not Silence Me

Dylan Powell | Posted 03.06.2013 | Canada Impact
Dylan Powell

The day before Marineland filed a $1.5-million lawsuit against me, news broke that the Ministry of the Environment was going to begin an investigation of the park's four mass graves. Two of them are allegedly full of more than 1,000 animals who have been buried during the park's 50-year history. The last resident in the park -- Paula Millard -- threatened that she would kill herself before she would leaver her home. On the night of March 31, 2011, that is what she did. I promised Paula's friend to see this through so that her struggle, as well as the struggle of the animals captive at Marineland, doesn't fade away.

Michael Vick Just Adopted a WHAT?

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 12.18.2012 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

2012-10-15-HumaneBanner.jpgThis man who tortured animals, who hauled out their teeth without anesthetic, who hanged them and mutilated them -- has a puppy to call his own, and a seat at the table with the "leading anti-dogfighting group in the nation." Does the Humane Society of the United States have no decency?

How Fixing Marineland Could Fix Niagara's Economy

Philip Demers | Posted 11.25.2012 | Canada Business
Philip Demers

But as detailed in The Star investigation into Marineland, serious understaffing has been one of several concerns expressed by myself and the other former employees who have exposed Marineland for its lackadaisical operation. What job losses do we fear from better protecting Ontario's animals? The fact is, if zoos and aquariums were held to higher standards, it follows that more jobs would be created!

They're Out of the News, But Marineland's Animals Still Need You

Philip Demers | Posted 11.12.2012 | Canada
Philip Demers

By now, you know all you need to about Marineland. You know that it's a house of horrors for the animals that live there. Some time has elapsed since the initial uproar, and much of it has been spent sending kids back to school or catching a TIFF film or two. We now find ourselves in a scary limbo. Public awareness just isn't enough. If we don't start acting on our convictions, then our province will continue to regress.

Who Owns This Poor Dog?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 09.07.2012 | Canada British Columbia

The City of Surrey and the SPCA are seeking the public's help in locating the owner of a puppy who was found in a bush with "severe rope burns" around...

Newborn Kittens Abandoned In Cooler

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.28.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Animal cruelty investigators with the BC SPCA need help identifying someone who abandoned six newborn kittens — some with umbilical cords still atta...

Dogs Allegedly Thrown Into Campfire

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 10.15.2012 | Canada Alberta

A B.C. woman faces animal cruelty charges after northern Alberta RCMP say she threw two dogs into a campfire. Someone called police to report anima...

Quebec Named 'Best' Province To Abuse Animals By ALDF

CBC | Posted 09.08.2012 | Canada Living

Quebec has been put near the bottom of the Animal Legal Defence Fund's (ALDF) rankings of Canadian animal protection laws. It is the seco...

PETA's Sinister Interpretation of Animal "Rights"

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 09.02.2012 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

2012-04-06-PETAfinalGREEN51.jpgPeople naturally assume that the animal rights movement is simply an extension of the human rights movement. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), however, is a political movement primarily focused on the right to determine when and how an animal should die. Those who donate to PETA are almost never aware of this.

Why Is PETA Opposing No-Kill Animal Shelters?

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 08.20.2012 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

2012-04-06-PETAfinalGREEN51.jpgWhy is a so-called animal rights group willing to go to war over its right to kill healthy pets unnecessarily? "No Kill" -- defined as a euthanasia rate of not more than 10 per cent of a given shelter's pets -- has been achieved wherever it has been strictly implemented. Perhaps the most sickening aspect of PETA's assault on the No Kill movement is that it blocks groups from rescuing animals in high-kill shelters.