November 10, 2004, VANCOUVER - The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) is celebrating National Animal Rescue Week (November 14-20) and is asking Canadians to honour the thousands of children, women and men working in communities to help animals. The dedicated people who work behind the scenes in rescue groups, animal shelters, pounds, humane societies and SPCAs. "Each and every day these caring people help stray, unwanted, injured and abandoned animals and wildlife. It is a very stressful, often thankless, effort to bring new hope to animals that have no one else to turn to," according to Al Hickey, HSC Western Regional Director, a 25- year veteran of the humane movement.


November 12/04, VANCOUVER - This coming Monday, November 15th marks the beginning of Canada's annual seal hunt; with up to 350,000 seals targeted for death, it is the largest taxpayer subsidized slaughter of marine mammals on earth. The Humane Society of Canada believes it's time for a new approach, because there are more seals being killed today than when the protests began more than 30 years ago.


VANCOUVER, November 17, 2004 - "The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) is offering a $2,000 reward for information resulting in the conviction of those responsible for the attacks on horses at the Mitchell Centre for Equine Rescue and Education near Vulcan, AB" says Al Hickey, Western Regional Director for the Humane Society of Canada (HSC).


November 16/04, TORONTO - The media's extensive and dramatic coverage on pit bulls has led to a move by the Ontario Government to ban pit bulls and any other large dogs that politicians believe should be added to the list. "There is no question that the media continues to be a powerful moving force for change. Nowhere is this more evident than the way in which reporters have helped shape government policy in the matter of pit bulls. In our view, only the media can help us now to set the Liberal Government straight about the facts and make them see reason," says Michael O'Sullivan, Executive Director of The Humane Society of Canada. The charity is also concerned that if the law passes, other provinces and even other countries will follow suit.

Vancouver, Nov.28/04 - Each year, tens of thousands of dogs and cats are lost. Wandering away from home, they may be at risk from illness or injury. Some may die, end up in a research lab, or be sold or adopted into a new home - and The Humane Society of Canada is trying to do something about this crisis.