#Animals

Extinction Crisis Signals That It's Time To Change Course

David Suzuki | Posted 11.09.2016 | Canada
David Suzuki

Clean air, water and soil to grow food are necessities of life. So are diverse plant and animal populations. But as the human population continues to increase, animal numbers are falling. Habitat degradation and destruction, hunting and overfishing, the illegal wildlife trade, invasive species, disease, pollution and climate change are causing an extinction crisis unlike any since dinosaurs disappeared 65 million years ago.

9 Ways To Keep Your Pets Safe On Halloween

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada Living
Barbara Cartwright

Halloween is a fun time of year for humans, but that isn't always the case for pets. A parade of strangers in even stranger outfits ringing the doorbell can cause anxiety, and there are a number of threats to them -- human and otherwise -- on Halloween night. Follow these safety tips below for a safer and happier Halloween Night for your pets.

New Pet Owner? Things You Need To Have

Posted 10.11.2016 | Canada Living

Five things every new pet owner should have. From the AOL Partner Studio

Horse Won't Wake Up, Is Basically You This Morning

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.30.2016 | Canada Living

Mondays (Tuesdays? Wednesdays?) am I right?

Optimism As Fate Of India's Captive Elephants Hangs In Balance

Sangita Iyer | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Living
Sangita Iyer

As animal welfare groups around the world eagerly await India's Supreme Court verdict on the petition for captive elephants filed by Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center (WRRC), Ms. Suparna Baksi Ganguly, (SG) the Hon. President of WRRC weighs in on the future of India's heritage animal.

Ethical Environmental Tourism Is The Future

Candice Batista | Posted 09.27.2016 | Canada Travel
Candice Batista

Humans are naturally drawn to watching animals, it's one of the reasons why we have zoos, aquariums and sanctuaries exist, unfortunately that curiosity is leading ot widespread abuse of many animals around the world thanks to wildlife tourism.

Canada Can Be The Next Country To Ban Cosmetic Animal Testing

Gabriel Wildgen | Posted 09.13.2016 | Canada Impact
Gabriel Wildgen

Cosmetic animal testing is still legal in eight out of every 10 countries worldwide, including Canada. So we are asking Canadians to join us in a #DayofAction on September 13 to urge our elected officials in Ottawa to get behind the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act and make Canada the next country to #BeCrueltyFree.

Fostering An Elderly Pet Boosts Love, Joy And Karma

Jacki Andre | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Living
Jacki Andre

It hurts my heart when people surrender their dogs -- or worse, euthanize them -- simply because they are old. This time, instead of just being angry and sad, I decided to step up. I met Buddy in a Tim Horton's parking lot on New Year's Day. I was taken aback by how thin and frail he was.

We Need To Protect Canada's Animals And Pass Bill C-246

M. Michelle Nadon | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada Politics
M. Michelle Nadon

For the last 17 years, advocates have been trying to effect legislation that blasts us out of our sad, inexcusable reliance on the 1892 Act For Animals, into 2016. This year, Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, MP, has brought forward Bill C-246 "Modernizing the Animal Protections Act."

Humane Jobs Are Central To A Humane Economy

Kendra Coulter | Posted 07.15.2016 | Canada Business
Kendra Coulter

More labour advocates must realize that solidarity should extend to other species and that the expansion of a humane economy is a compelling opportunity to grow and evolve in progressive ways. Failure to do so would be a grave lost opportunity.

Let Your Love Of Pokémon GO Lead You Closer To Nature

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada Living
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

The great thing about Pokémon GO is it encourages user to explore new places. While you're out capturing Pokémon, take a moment to enjoy your surroundings. Perhaps while on a quest for a rare Mewtwo you may come across your new favourite nature spot!

4 Quick And Easy Vegan Dinners

Miriam Porter | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Parents
Miriam Porter

lust because I am vegan doesn't mean I like cooking. I want to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible. In fact, if I was super rich I would hire a vegan chef to cook all the meals I make for myself and my son Noah, age 10. Therefore my dinners require very little ingredients and not a lot of preparation or cook time.

The Crisis For Fort McMurray's Animals Is Just Beginning

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Alberta
Barbara Cartwright

While the Fort McMurray SPCA is working diligently to develop strategies for keeping pets with their families, regardless of their housing status, pet surrender rates are likely to go up and adoption rates will most certainly go down as the community struggles to get back on its feet.

This Bird Has No Chill About Breakfast

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada Living

Hide your bowls!

WATCH: Animal Friendships Are The Cutest Thing Around

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Living

These animal friendships will melt your heart.

WATCH: Adorable Puppy Confused At Lemon

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada Living

Lemon you have met your match!

How Our Cultural Narcissism Is Killing The Planet

Laura Bridgeman | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Living
Laura Bridgeman

Some say that the selfie is the epitome of individual narcissism. The rise in selfie popularity seems to align with the trajectory of Western anthropocentrism, as both climb to a fevered pitch. Gone are the days when people were content to take photos where the landscape or other animals were the central features; now, humans are often centered in these shots, as though the scenes would be meaningless without a human face. The world increasingly exists as a mere backdrop for the comings and goings of Westernized humanity.

Bill C-246 Will Close Animal Cruelty Loopholes

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 03.02.2016 | Canada Impact
Barbara Cartwright

The winds of change are sweeping through Canada, giving us a renewed sense of possibility and hope about what we can accomplish together. As so many have said since the federal election in October, "Canada is back!" And Canada wants change for animals.

Odd Animals You Never Knew Existed (And How To Meet Them)

Aaron Winston Smith | Posted 02.29.2016 | Canada Living
Aaron Winston Smith

While these animals may not star alongside Leonardo DiCaprio anytime soon, nor likely to be chosen as supporting cast for the next Disney blockbuster, they're still in need of attention. These are threatened species -- some due to hunting, others to habitat loss from industrialization. Today, travelers are digging in to preserve their future, and giving them a much needed turn in the spotlight.

Cute Overload: California Sea Otter Breaks Into Aquarium To Give Birth

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 12.26.2015 | Canada Living

"We’re talking umbilical-chord-still-attached, whoa-is-that-yep-that’s-the-placenta new-born otter pup."

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly In 2015 Animal Welfare

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 12.21.2015 | Canada Impact
Barbara Cartwright

It's the end of the year and, once again, we at the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies are asking: are things getting better or worse for animals in Canada? We've had some significant forward movement -- a number of important new laws and policies were introduced this year that will make a huge difference in the years to come.

B.C.'s Wolf And Bear Hunting Policies Ignore The Uncertainties

Chris Genovali | Posted 12.21.2015 | Canada Impact
Chris Genovali

Proposing a year-round open season on wolves primarily based upon anecdotal evidence from special interests who possess a self-serving intolerance of large carnivores, such as trophy hunters, is the antithesis of science-based wildlife management.

Toronto's Animal Services By-Laws Are Broken

Robert Poulton | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Impact
Robert Poulton

The dog appears to be well fed and in no way unhealthy. However, Buddy is obviously lacking human contact, daily walks and most importantly love and attention. His owners ignore him each day and show zero concern for him or the neighbours. In their eyes, and with City approval, they're doing nothing wrong.

WATCH: Cat Shows Dog Who's The Boss

The Hufftington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 11.17.2015 | Canada Living

This kitty is having none of it.

This Cow Is Going Through An Identity Crisis

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 11.06.2015 | Canada Living

Goliath the cow is making a very strong argument for the nurture vs. nature debate.