APRIL 20, 2005, VANCOUVER - "Keeping whales in captivity is spectacularly cruel", says Michael O'Sullivan, Executive Director for The Humane Society of Canada (HSC). The group described the death of a killer whale, or Orca at SeaWorld San Diego as a "preventable tragedy". The 15 year old male orca known as "Splash" was originally born at Marineland, Canada on August 15, 1989, and moved to San Antonio in April, 1992.


May 3, 2005, VANCOUVER – Be Kind to Animals Week is a great time to celebrate our relationship with our pets, and to reflect on the way we treat other animals says The Humane Society of Canada (HSC). “A simple act of kindness can go a long way towards improving the life of any animal,” says Al Hickey, HSC Western Regional Director. “In a world filled with danger and uncertainty, animals are our friends, our companions and our protectors.”


May 20, 2005, VANCOUVER – This weekend is the Victoria Day Weekend and The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) is concerned that many pets will be frightened and even lost and injured as a result of the fireworks displays.

May 18, 2005, VANCOUVER – May 15-21 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week and The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) would like people to take the time to learn about dog bite prevention.


May 30, 2005, VANCOUVER – June is Adopt-A-Cat Month and The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) would like those thinking about adopting a feline friend to consider giving a good home to a cat in need.