With the glow of Christmas just behind us and New Years just around the corner, in these troubled times, animals need our help now more than ever before. The good news is that the more and more people are joining us to work ever closer for the day when the pointless abuse of animals will no longer be tolerated, as we work to build and sustain a truly “humane society.”
“We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. Remote from universal nature and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys the creature through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate for having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein do we err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with the extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings: they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.” Henry Beston
VANCOUVER, DECEMBER 24/2012 - As families have for more than 50 years, children and their parents eagerly awaiting the arrival of Santa and his reindeer can watch them as they travel around the world spreading joy and Christmas cheer relying on the high tech folks at NORAD The Humane Society of Canada (HSC). “That wonderful bond between Santa, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and of course Rudolph reminds us once of that special age old bond between people and animals, “ says All Hickey, HSC Western Regional Director.
The kindness and generosity of caring people like you means The Humane Society of Canada can help even more animals during this Christmas Season and the Holidays. On behalf of the animals a heartfelt thanks.
Even at Christmas, some people can still find time to be cruel to animals. When a woman went to the dumpster behind her building, amidst all the bags of garbage, she heard a frantic cry for help. Tearing open the bag, she found a beautiful orange ball of fur inside. Bedraggled and helpless, someone had left this poor little ten week old kitten to die of cold and starvation.