Canada Goose Is Expanding Rapidly, And So Are The Protests

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.19.2016 | Canada Business

Canada Goose's rapid expansion is drawing some unwanted attention.

Ontario Zoo Accused Of Animal Cruelty To Shut Down

CP | Liam Casey, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada

Attendance has been "catastrophically" low since the allegations.

Nosey The Circus Elephant Back In The Lime Light

Sangita Iyer | Posted 02.02.2017 | 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.

Monkey Who Took Selfies Can't Be Copyright Owner, Judge Rules

CP | Olga R. Rodriguez, The Associated Press | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada Business

PETA sued on behalf of the monkey.

Bill 52 Won't Protect Past Whistleblowers Like Me

Philip Demers | Posted 10.01.2016 | Canada Politics
Philip Demers

Marineland has launched lawsuits targeting myself, former orca trainer Christine Santos and animal care supervisor Jim Hammond. My latest round of legal bills totaled more than I will earn in this year -- $100,000. Our lawsuits are shining examples of the urgent need for the anti-SLAPP legislation that is Bill 52: Protection of Public Participation Act. It is unbearable to think that this historic piece of legislation -- as it is currently written -- will not apply to the very people who have largely inspired it. Why is the province turning its back on us and leaving us behind? Where is the procedural fairness for those of us who are already proceeding with unfair cases before the courts in Ontario?

Freed Bears Feel Grass For 1st Time In 20 Years

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 08.27.2015 | Canada Living

“We don’t know how long these bears have left but they deserve to spend whatever time they have left being bears in a naturalistic setting.”

Pamela Anderson Strips Down For 'Psycho'-Inspired PETA Ad

The Huffington Post Canada | Madelyn Chung | Posted 05.20.2015 | Canada Style

Alfred Hitchcock would be proud.

PETA Pitches Ad Based On Corpse Kept In Hamilton Home For 6 Months

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.03.2015 | Canada Living

HAMILTON - An animal rights group known for some controversial ad campaigns is proposing a new billboard in Hamilton based on the case of a woman who ...

Tagaq: Anti-Sealing Activists Have Been 'Vilifying Inuit People For Generations'

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kurchak | Posted 11.06.2014 | Canada Music

Since infamously saying "F---PETA" while accepting her Polaris Music Prize for best Canadian album "Animism" in September, throat singer Tanya Tagaq h...

HORROR: Men Who Beat Up Sheep

Huffington Post Canada | Christian Cotroneo | Posted 07.11.2014 | Canada

A disturbing undercover video shows workers punching, kicking and in at least one case hammering sheep into submission before they are sheared. Wh...

Laura Vandervoort Bares All For PETA

HuffPost Canada TV | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada TV

Naked and floating in a tiny tank of water next to a "Welcome to SeaWorld" sign, Canadian TV star Laura Vandervoort ("Bitten," "Smallville") is puttin...

If Anything Will Change Your Mind About Vegan Diets, It's This

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living

Quick, answer this question: What's the first food you think of when you think of bodybuilders? More than likely, your answer was "meat," because, aft...

WATCH: Giant Condoms Dancing In Downtown Calgary

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.06.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Former TV game show host Bob Barker would be proud.The longtime host of "The Price is Right" would end every show with a message urging peop...

Seema Dhawan

LOOK: PETA Protests In Green Bikinis And Body Paint

HuffingtonPost.com | Seema Dhawan | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada Alberta

PETA protesters, wearing nothing but green bikinis and body paint, took to Stephen Avenue Mall on Tuesday to tell downtown Calgary passersby to go veg...

HuffPost Canada Rocks COPA Awards!

Danielle Crittenden Frum | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden Frum

Last night I stood in the kind of hip club space I haven't visited since my 20s, jammed with nominees for the annual Canadian Online Publishing Awards. That spirit of course imbues our own upstart site here at HuffPost Canada, which was nominated for no fewer than eight awards. You can imagine how proud I was, as the former Managing Editor of Blogs here, to see our talented writers walk away with both the Gold and Silver awards for Best Blog in the daily and weekly newspapers, and broadcasters category.

Please Don't Give to the US Humane Society if You Care About Pets

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 12.15.2012 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

2012-10-15-HumaneBanner.jpgI expect most people wouldn't send donations if they knew what the Humane Society of the United States actually was. It doesn't run any shelters. It has no veterinary clinics. A good deal of their funding comes from people who don't have the slightest idea of their real agenda.

Wikipedia Cuts on the Bias

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 12.10.2012 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

I admire Wikipedia -- always have -- but how do the official gardeners at Wikipedia respond when they have a snake in their grass? In my case, a biased commenter is still an editor in good standing, but the people who pointed out his fraudulence have been mostly banned.

Meet the Man Who is Rescuing Animal Welfare

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 11.12.2012 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

2012-09-03-petabanner1.jpg Nathan Winograd is the leader of the No Kill movement, a genuine revolution in animal welfare. Over three million healthy and adoptable pets will be killed next year in America's shelters. Not, however, if Winograd and his growing army have any say. I caught up with him a few weeks after the No Kill Advocacy Centre's annual conference in Washington D.C.

PETA's "Thank You" for Killing Shelter Pets

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 11.04.2012 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

2012-09-03-petabanner1.jpg When the no-kill shelter in Shelby County, Kentucky recently announced that they had run out of space -- and were hence going to have to start killing healthy dogs and cats -- officials received a nice basket of gourmet cookies, with a note signed from PETA: "Thank you for doing the right thing."

Canadian Politicians, Wake Up and End the Seal Slaughter

Sen. Mac Harb | Posted 10.07.2012 | Canada Impact
Sen. Mac Harb

On August 4, I was honoured to receive a humanitarian award from PETA for introducing Bill S-210 to end Canada's commercial seal slaughter. No international markets remain for this trade, but politicians from all parties prop it up each year with millions in wasted tax dollars. It's time for Canadian politicians to face the fact that the commercial seal-slaughter industry is over.

A Vegetarian's Defence of The Seal Hunt

Justin Beach | Posted 09.30.2012 | Canada Politics
Justin Beach

The reality is that the seals being hunted are not an endangered species and are not being hunted in numbers that might cause them to become endangered. In the areas of the world where seals are hunted there are few, perhaps no, viable alternatives. There are limited economic opportunities and few other food sources.

PETA's Sinister Interpretation of Animal "Rights"

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 09.02.2012 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

2012-04-06-PETAfinalGREEN51.jpgPeople naturally assume that the animal rights movement is simply an extension of the human rights movement. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), however, is a political movement primarily focused on the right to determine when and how an animal should die. Those who donate to PETA are almost never aware of this.

Why Is PETA Opposing No-Kill Animal Shelters?

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 08.20.2012 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

2012-04-06-PETAfinalGREEN51.jpgWhy is a so-called animal rights group willing to go to war over its right to kill healthy pets unnecessarily? "No Kill" -- defined as a euthanasia rate of not more than 10 per cent of a given shelter's pets -- has been achieved wherever it has been strictly implemented. Perhaps the most sickening aspect of PETA's assault on the No Kill movement is that it blocks groups from rescuing animals in high-kill shelters.

PETA: Fighting for Its Right to Kill

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

2012-04-06-PETAfinalGREEN51.jpg PETA may soon lose the right to kill healthy pets. Currently, the headquarters of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in Norfolk, Virginia kills 97 per cent of the animals delivered into its care. Norfolk, however, may soon pass legislation to make the city a "No Kill" zone.

First They Came for the Soda, Then for the Foie Gras

Rachel Ryan | Posted 08.13.2012 | Canada Politics
Rachel Ryan

The American media and general public were recently sent into a tizzy over Mayor Michael Bloomberg's announcement that a 16-ounce limit would be on New York City's sugary drinks. What's next? I'll tell you what: foie gras. Starting July 1, Californians will no longer be able to enjoy the deliciously contentious food.