Animal Abuse

Months Later, Still No Charges After Graphic Video Of Cattle Abuse

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"We had expected there would be some word on charges much sooner."

Nosey The Circus Elephant Back In The Lime Light

Sangita Iyer | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada
Sangita Iyer

The saga of Nosey the Circus Elephant is back in the limelight, with dissident voices getting louder. Despite nearly 200 animal welfare violations, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has recently renewed Hugo Liebel's license, so the ailing animal can be exploited for human entertainment, decries People for Ethical Treatment of Animals PETA.

SPCA Investigates Alleged Tiger Abuse At Ontario Zoo

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.24.2015 | Canada

So far no animals have been removed from the zoo.

Quebec's Bill 54 Falls Short Of Protecting All Animals

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 12.09.2015 | Canada Politics
Barbara Cartwright

Until this law was passed, there was no distinction between a car and a cat in terms of legal rights. Anyone who has ever lived with a pet knows that animals experience emotions and feel both physical and psychological pain, but this is the first time in North America that these basic truths have been entrenched in law.

Animals Have Legal Interests That Must Be Protected

Camille Labchuk | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Impact
Camille Labchuk

Animals got their day in court last week, thanks to Animal Justice. The energy in the courtroom was palpable. This is the first time the Court is considering legislation that protects animals from harmful conduct, and our legal arguments may make all the difference.

BC SPCA Says Animal Cruelty Complaints On The Rise

Huffington Post B.C. | Jessica Chin | Posted 09.15.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The BC SPCA received over 8,800 complaints in 2014 alone.

McDonald's Cuts Ties With Chicken Supplier After Abuse Video

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.27.2015 | Canada Business

NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's and its supplier Tyson Foods say they've cut ties with a chicken farmer after an advocacy group released a video taken with...

Alleged Goose Killer Pleads Not Guilty In Vancouver

CBC | Posted 08.27.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A 25-year-old man has pleaded not guilty over the killing of a baby goose in front of shocked bystanders near Science World earlier this year. ...

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 Vloet | Posted 05.19.2014 | Canada Living
Philip Vloet

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 "heartbreaking." ...

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?