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18 Ways We Can Strengthen Canada's Animal Transport Regulations

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Impact
Barbara Cartwright

Canadians want to do something to end the cruelty that more than 700 million farm animals experience while being transported across the country each year but, for many, the language of Canada's transportation regulations is too dense and technical to understand.

Animal Cruelty Will Continue Under Proposed Transport Regulations

Olivier Berreville | Posted 02.02.2017 | Canada Politics
Olivier Berreville

It is as though those who drafted the amendments have not ever been in the field or seen any of the evidence we and other animal advocacy organizations have provided over the years of the rampant cruelty inherent in Canada's animal transportation system.

An Activist Is In Court, But It's Factory Farming On Trial

Miriam Porter | Posted 10.06.2016 | Canada Living
Miriam Porter

Factory farming has been linked to huge environmental issues for years and now it's being played out issue by issue in an Ontario courtroom, all because a woman showed compassion towards pigs. So, think about it. Who is really on trial here?

Pigs Survive Ontario Truck Crash Only To Be Marched To Slaughterhouse

CP | Liam Casey, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.05.2016 | Canada

Police said the truck crashed as it was turning onto a road beside Fearmans Pork.

Activist On Trial For Giving Pigs Water On Hot Day

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.24.2016 | Canada

"If this pig is thirsty, they'll have water."

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.

How A Politician Managed To Blame Animals For Dying In Barn Fires

Camille Labchuk | Posted 02.04.2017 | Canada Politics
Camille Labchuk

Animal advocates have been demanding for years that provincial governments update barn fire codes to stop an ongoing trend of horrifying , since it's clear that the industry will continue to refuse to protect animals from being burned to death unless they're forced to.

Devastating Spate Of Barn Fires Reignite Call To Action

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada Impact
Barbara Cartwright

January was a devastating month for Canada's farm animals. There have been eight massive barn fires since January 1, killing almost 53,000 animals. Sadly, some of the simplest protection strategies recommended by farm and fire experts across the country are still not standard practice on Canadian farms.

Love-Based Activism

Miriam Porter | Posted 09.30.2016 | Canada Living
Miriam Porter

A pink snout touches my hand gently. I peek in the truck to see the pig's face and she's crying. "I love you and I am sorry," I whisper through tears....

6 Ways to Raise a Child Who Doesn't Eat Animals

Miriam Porter | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Parents
Miriam Porter

My son Noah and I live a vegan lifestyle. That's different from following a vegan diet -- although both are great! In fact, whatever you do that helps the environment, animals, humans or the earth is pretty awesome. For us, veganism extends past the plant-based food on our plate.

Trying to Be a Hero Doesn't Make You One

Mike Gallay | Posted 12.07.2014 | 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 hung...

Bye, Bye Eli

CBC | Posted 08.03.2014 | Canada Alberta

A family in Sherwood Park, Alta., has to give up its pet potbellied pig named Eli because county law doesn’t allow livestock to be kept inside hom...

B.C.'s Wild Pig Problem

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - If they've got any sense, these pigs should fly — or at least find a really good hiding place.The provincial government has declared open...

Canada Bans Crates In Which Pigs Can't Even Turn Around

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada Impact

Canada's pigs are about to get a little more breathing space. The National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) has introduced a new Code of Practice f...

A Brighter Future For Hog Farming

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada
Barbara Cartwright

The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS) is looking forward to a Canada where pigs are raised free from sow stalls and painful practices and today we are one step closer. The new Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs which was released today created over 100 clear animal care requirements.

The End of Cowshwitz: Will Ethical Bacon & Eggs be Coming to Cowtown?

Paul Hughes | Posted 05.11.2013 | Canada Alberta
Paul Hughes

If Calgary Co-op member, and local food activist, Clint Robertson's motion is successful on Wednesday at their AGM, Calgary Co-op will make history by being the first major food retailer in Canada to begin phasing out the intensive confinement of farm animals, specifically caged pork and battery caged hens for eggs.

Manitoba Farmer Pleads Guilty To Animal Cruelty

CBC | Posted 08.05.2011 | Canada

CBC -- A Manitoba hog producer has pleaded guilty to several charges of animal cruelty after a gruesome discovery at his farm last summer. Martin G...