Animal Cruelty

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...

B.C. 'Puppy Mill' Operator Banned From Having Pets

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - A dog breeder convicted of animal cruelty for running so-called puppy mills at several locations east of Vancouver has been banned ...

"For the Love of Elephants" - a Documentary in the Making

Sangita Iyer | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada Impact
Sangita Iyer

For the Love of Elephants is a feature-length documentary film in the making, an expose revealing the dark side of Kerala's glamorous cultural festivities that exploit captive elephants for profit, and the abhorrent torture these supremely gentle and intelligent animals suffer.

Fined For Animal Cruelty

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.28.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - One of the country's biggest chicken producers will have to spend at least $1 million over three years to ensure compliance with federal rul...

'Disturbing' Video Shows Hunter Riding Wounded Deer On Sled Down Hill

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada Alberta

SASKATOON - Wildlife officials in Saskatchewan are investigating a video posted on Facebook that shows a hunter riding a wounded deer on a sled down a...

Dog's Spine Shattered In Fatal Shooting

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A suspect has been identified and proposed charges are expected to be recommended within days after two large dogs were shot near Kam...

Seeing the Mistreatment of Elephants in India Was Haunting

Sangita Iyer | Posted 03.09.2014 | Canada Impact
Sangita Iyer

This past December, I visited some of the most prestigious temples in a place called Trishur where captive male tuskers adorned in glamorous ornaments are paraded on the streets to the rhythm of traditional drum beats and horns. It was gut-wrenching to witness the plight of the captive elephants.

LOOK: Who Could Do This To A Puppy?!

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 12.18.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A Doberman puppy was dropped off at a veterinary hospital in Surrey on Dec. 6 in a heartbreaking condition. "Prudence" was left at the clinic anon...

Dog Subjected To 'Horrific' Cruelty (Graphic)

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A Shepherd-cross dog is lucky to be alive in what the BC SPCA calls "one of the most horrific animal cruelty cases" it has ever witnessed. The Port...

We Should Extend Kindness to Our Animal Friends

Twyla Francois | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Twyla Francois

Today, November 13, is World Kindness Day. Kindness toward species outside our own constitutes the highest form of altruism. Dr. Melanie Joy, a professor of psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts, introduces the concept of "carnism": a belief system by which we love and treat some animals well, but not others.

Canada's Animals Deserve the Five Freedoms

Ziyaad Mia | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Ziyaad Mia

It's time to rethink our relationship with animals. We can begin by demanding effective laws from our governments guaranteeing the Five Freedoms for all animals in Canada. By doing this, animals may begin to become visible to us; they may matter.

Why We Need to Crack Open Canada's Rotten Egg Industry

Twyla Francois | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Twyla Francois

Shockingly, very few laws protect farmed animals from abuse or neglect during their lives on factory farms. Standards are set by the industry itself, and compliance is voluntary. Consequently, bad has become normal and horrific cruelty has become standard. As our investigation shows, the egg industry is the proverbial fox guarding the hen house and is incapable of self-regulation.

How Hot Does it Get in a Parked Car?

Samaritanmag.com | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada Impact
Samaritanmag.com

Every year, untold numbers of dogs die trapped in vehicles. It's a ghastly scenario made more vexing by being easily avoidable. In an attempt to drive the message home once and for all, veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward took a radical approach to the problem, videotaping himself inside a parked car and posting the outcome online.

Why the Hell Are You Still Eating Animals?

Lacey Haynes | Posted 09.29.2013 | Canada Living
Lacey Haynes

Call me an extremist. Say that I'm a hippy, vegan, vegetarian, fanatical, idealist. Tell me that these views are unrealistic and going to destroy the lives of countless farmers. It's hard to talk about eating animals without getting defensive, angry, sad and judgmental. Take a deep breath. Here are five facts about the consequences of being a carnivore.

Town's Mayor Admits To Killing Cats With Pickup Truck

The Huffington Post Quebec | Posted 07.13.2013 | Canada Politics

Stéphane Gendron, the controversial mayor of the small town of Huntingdon, Que. recently admitted to deliberately killing cats with his pickup truck....

GRAPHIC: Carcasses Left To Rot At Troubled Petting Zoo

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 09.07.2013 | Canada Alberta

THREE HILLS, Alta. - The owner of a beleaguered private zoo in Alberta says people who secretly shot a behind-the-scenes video of his cages and animal...

Chatting with 'The Ghosts in our Machine' Director Liz Marshall

Samaritanmag.com | Posted 09.02.2013 | Canada Impact
Samaritanmag.com

"The ghosts in our machine" are animals used by humans for food, fur, research, and entertainment. Marshall, who has been vegan since she started the film project three years ago, hopes her efforts will open up discussion about seeing animals in a new way.

WATCH: Alleged Pet Abuse Video Surfaces

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 06.14.2013 | Canada Alberta

The Calgary Humane Society is investigating after a video taken at a pet grooming salon shows a worker hitting a dog several times. The video depic...

Ottawa Woman Charged Over Fat Cat

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.04.2013 | Canada

While pet obesity has often been the source of jokes, for one Ottawa woman the issue has become very serious. Guylene Roy, from the Ottawa suburb o...

Hit With A Baseball Bat

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 06.04.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The sentencing hearing for Brian Whitlock, the man who pleaded guilty to beating his German shepherd and leaving it for dead in a Vancouver dumpster b...

Dragged Dog Looks For New Home

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.03.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - An Edmonton dog who was dragged behind a truck is recovering and looking for a new home.The six-year-old pit bull, named Nalla, had the pad...

Kitten Torturer Sentenced

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Jordan Lucas, the Vernon man guilty of animal cruelty for filming himself torturing a kitten was sentenced to 17 months in jail in Vancouver Provincia...

China's History of Exotic Meat and Deadly Diseases

Sangita Iyer | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada
Sangita Iyer

China does have a tradition of compassion for nonhumans. So the daunting question is: what went so awry that in the name of economic development, both farm and wild animals are now being treated ruthlessly, even as they're being driven to the brink of extinction? What is the root cause of the animal welfare crisis, especially in mainland China?

Man Charged After Dog Dragged Behind Pickup Truck

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Edmonton police have charged a man after a dog was dragged behind a pickup truck on the city's north side earlier this week.Police said Fri...

Headless Sea Lion Found On B.C. Beach

CBC | Posted 06.22.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Officials with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans are investigating after a headless sea lion was found dead on a Campbell River beach on Vancouve...