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We Need to Talk About the Inhumane Treatment of Chickens

Our eating habits currently sanction the slaughter of nearly two million chickens per day, the vast majority of whom are treated by the industry as meat-producing machines, forced to live through a mechanized, hellish experience. If your local SPCA habitually allowed dogs and cats to languish with excruciating injuries, or turned a blind eye while countless animals in its care died during transport, it would be rightly shut down by provincial inspectors. Yet the routinely barbaric abuse of chickens is an uncomfortable reality that exists nationwide -- a direct result of the high demand for legs, breasts and wings.
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Showing Your Pet Some Love This Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is a wonderful day to spend with those you love -- whether they have two legs or four, paws or feet, wagging tails or smiling faces. It's a great day to share your love with everyone who makes you happy. This Valentine's Day we want to see a selfie of you and your BFFF (Best Furry Friend Forever)! Snap a picture of you and your pet -- be it a cat, dog, rabbit, or even a horse -- and show us your love!

18 Animals Seized By SPCA

CLEARWATER, B.C. - Animal-protection officers have seized 16 "badly neglected" dogs and two quarter-horses from a rural property in B.C.'s Interior.Const. Kent Kokoska of the B.C. SPCA says officers a...

Owners Charged With Animal Cruelty

VANCOUVER - Charges of animal cruelty have been laid against a Vancouver Island couple after an emaciated and shivering shepherd-cross dog was found near death on the porch of their Port Hardy-area ho...

SPCA Donations Stolen

QUESNEL, B.C. - An SPCA animal shelter in northern British Columbia is starting the new year without its yearly round of holiday donations after a weekend robbery.Someone broke into the shelter in Que...

Adopted Puppy Tracked

SAANICH, B.C. - An internal investigation is underway within the B.C. SPCA, after a newly-adopted puppy was reclaimed by its original owner.Officials at the society want to know how a 30-year-old Squa...
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Would You Pay $3,000 to Keep Your Pet Alive?

This past week I paid $3,673.73 in vet bills accrued by our four year-old yellow Lab, Maggie, who was stricken with a mysterious, Ebola-like malady. There was never any thought of NOT paying. Still, the $3,673.73 bill stuck in my mind. Perhaps it is because, as a Canadian and a resident of Ontario, I never see human medical bills.

No Justice For the Slaughtered Huskies of B.C.

Robert Fawcett received a sentence of three years' probation for inhumanely slaughtering dogs by gunshots, stabbing and throat slitting as the dogs became uneconomical after the 2010 Olympic tourist trade tapered off in Whistler Village. But the judge's decision seems to have been weighted in favour of Mr. Fawcett's suffering.