Animal Cruelty

Disturbing Elevator Video Prompts SPCA Investigation

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

An alarming elevator surveillance video that seems to show a man aggressively hurting a dog has prompted an investigation by the B.C. SPCA. In the ...

Help the #BeCrueltyFree Campaign End Cosmetics Animal Testing

Rebecca Aldworth | Posted 09.17.2014 | Canada Impact
Rebecca Aldworth

Humane Society International's #BeCrueltyFree campaign is giving the beauty industry a makeover worldwide, leading negotiations with governments and companies to put an end to cosmetics animal testing -- forever.

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...

Buyers Resume Milk Pickups From Controversial Farm

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

CHILLIWACK, B.C. - The association representing British Columbia's dairy producers says milk pickups have resumed at the farm where workers were caugh...

Canada's Largest Milk Company Boycotts B.C. Farm In Animal Abuse Controversy

CP | Posted 06.17.2014 | Canada Business

MONTREAL -- Dairy food giant Saputo Inc. is no longer accepting milk from Chilliwack Cattle Sales, a British Columbia farm where a number of employees...

Thousands Call For Boycott Of B.C. Dairy Farm After Abuse Video

CBC | Posted 08.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

More than 90,000 people have signed an online petition calling for dairy companies to take action after disturbing video surfaced showing workers abus...

Cattle Abuse Sparks Calls For Reform

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The owner of a British Columbia dairy farm where staff were captured on video beating and abusing cattle said he is shocked and saddened b...

Alleged Animal Cruelty On Canada's Largest Dairy Farm (GRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 06.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Warning: The above video contains graphic footage. Eight employees at Canada's largest dairy farm are being accused of viciously beating cows after...

Dairy Farm To Fire Staff From Graphic Abuse Video

CBC | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Chilliwack Cattle Sales, Canada's largest dairy farm, will fire eight employees after disturbing undercover video surfaced showing the workers physica...

Brutal Attack On Family Dog Leads To Charges

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 06.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A couple from Colwood, B.C. is facing animal cruelty charges after a brutal attack on their family dog. The dog, named Bryn, had "extensive inj...

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 06.09.2014 | 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 05.31.2014 | 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 05.28.2014 | 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....