Animal Cruelty

Trying to Be a Hero Doesn't Make You One

Mike Gallay | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada
Mike Gallay

My puppy, Yoshmenge, in the car. Despite recommendations to the contrary, I sometimes skip breakfast, as I did today. It is mid-morning and I am hun...

The Fur Industry Has a Very Dark Side

Gabriel Wildgen | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada Politics
Gabriel Wildgen

In the wake of a shocking investigation into a fox and mink fur factory farm last August by the Quebec Ministry of Forests, Fauna and Parks, the fur industry's PR machine has subjected the public to a slew of spin, hoping to obfuscate and isolate the troubling findings.

Happy World Animal Day -- Let's Stop Puppy Mills!

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 10.04.2014 | Canada Impact
Barbara Cartwright

October 4 is World Animal Day, a global event celebrating animals big and small, from coast to coast and sea to sea around the world. Here in Canada, almost 30 per cent of households have a dog. They provide companionship, happiness and even therapy to their owners. But we still face a dark problem when choosing where to get our next dog -- puppy mills.

Animal Cruelty Now A Top-Tier Felony In U.S.

CP | Sue Manning, The Associated Press | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Young people who torture and kill animals are prone to violence against people later in life if it goes unchecked, studies have ...

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.