VANCOUVER, 5 June 2015 – The Humane Society of Canada wants to remind people that wild animals are extremely vulnerable at this time of year. “Animals having and raising their young are particularly susceptible to human activities,” warns Al Hickey, Humane Society of Canada (HSC) Western Regional Director.
June 5, 2015, VANCOUVER – June 21 is Father’s Day and The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) would like to remind shoppers looking for that special gift for Dad to check out The HSC “Online Adventure Store” at www.humanesociety.com or call The Humane Society of Canada, toll free, at 1-800-641-KIND (5463).
Niagara Falls Review, May 28, 2015 - Ontario has passed new legislation making it illegal to buy or breed a killer whale in the province. Following public consultations the new regulations will be finalized by July and will also set new standards for the size of pools for marine mammals, along with noise, lighting and interaction guidelines. To read more on the impact of these developments please click here.
Barents Observer, May 27, 2015 - Since Norway's parliament cut a 12 million kroner ($1.9 million dollar) subsidy to the seal hunt from it's 2015 budget in December 2014, the annual hunt appears to be over. Without the government subsidy there remains little value in the hunt and with the revenue gone the few remaining seal hunters called it quits. In 2010 the European Union had banned seal product from Norway into Europe. To read more please click here.
CITES, April 21, 2015 - At the 13th UN Crime Congress held in Doha, Qatar on 13 April 2015, the high-level side event on "Wildlife and Forest Crime: A Serious Crime" underscored the need for international cooperation in combating transnational organized crime. To read more on the event please click here.
The Canadian Press, April 21, 2015 - Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced last week that Ontario is joining Quebec and California in putting a price on carbon emissions. British Columbia and Alberta also have carbon-pricing plans which economists assert is the most efficient and effective method of meeting Canada's carbon-reduction goals. To read the full story click here.
April 8, 2015, Prince Albert Saskatchewan – The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) is hoping that a $1,000 reward being offered through their Victims of Cruelty Program will help to bring to justice the person or persons responsible for killing four rabbits in Prince Albert, SK on April 4th, 2015. The reward is for information resulting in the conviction of those responsible for killing these rabbits.
March 31, 2015, VANCOUVER – With Easter just around the corner The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) is asking people to help animals during this holiday, by not buying or giving small animals and birds as gifts.
Environmental News Network, March 26, 2015 - France has become the latest country to pass laws to promote green roofing. Under the new law, newly constructed commercial buildings are to incorporate roofs either partially covered in plants or solar panels. Supporting a number of environmental benefits including, added insulation for the new buildings, decrease the amount of water runoff, combat air pollution in urban centers, provide green energy, etc. To read the full story please click here.
Oregon State University, Mar 26, 2015 - Reasearchers' preliminary results uncover the effects of deep-water, human-caused pollution and contamination on fish species. The new research, conducted at depths from 2,000 feet to one mile have found pathological changes in fish consistent with exposure to toxins and carcinogens. For more details the full article can be found here.