20 March 2011, TORONTO – The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) is asking for donations to help the animal victims of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated the country of Japan recently. In order to ensure that injured and lost animals are cared for and to help people affected by this natural disaster care for their pets, The Humane Society of Canada has begun coordinating relief efforts to help these affected animals and those who care for them.
DOHA, Qatar – Delegates at INTERPOL's 79th General Assembly have backed a series of resolutions which will strengthen national and international policing and provide a strong basis to identify and combat future crime and terrorism threats.
Last November, Operation Baba, a five-country law enforcement operation in Africa co-ordinated by INTERPOL with the support of The Humane Society of Canada and other dedicated groups, resulted in the arrest of 57 people and the seizure of one ton of illegal elephant ivory. The one-day sweep targeted more than 50 locations, including local ivory markets, airports, border crossings and smuggling points involving more than 300 law enforcement officers from police, customs, national wildlife and national intelligence agencies in Congo (Brazzaville), Ghana, Kenya, Uganda and Zambia, and represented the largest-ever international wildlife law enforcement operation conducted in Africa.
“We are proud to continue with our longstanding relationship with INTERPOL as they continue with their worldwide crackdown on these international organized crime syndicates,” says HSC Regional Director Al Hickey. Once these syndicates discover a successful pipeline, they often work with others to smuggle contraband, weapons, drugs and people.
The Humane Society of Canada has always been opposed to all animal fighting.
NFL player, Michael Vick, has not, and will never be a spokesman for our organization.
More specifically, in a 2007 interview with Maclean's magazine, The Humane Society of Canada’s Chairman & CEO, Michael O’Sullivan said in part:
VANCOUVER, NOVEMBER 25/2011 - With Christmas and the Holiday Season just around the corner, The Humane Society of Canada is asking you to give thoughtful gifts that also help animals. “We have a wide range of gifts for your pets, family and friends. When you spend your hard earned money with us every dollar goes to help animals,” says HSC Western Regional Director, Al Hickey. The animal charity also rewards people who spend more with special telephone or online discounts of 10% and seniors get 20% off starting today Black Friday and running right through until midnight on Cyber Monday November 28th.
"Animal companions who are frightened of loud noises and bright flashes react in any of a number of ways," says Michael O'Sullivan, HSC Executive Director. "Some pets become anxious or nervous while other are terrified and try to escape – running the risk of becoming lost or injuring themselves," suggests O'Sullivan. "These animals need comforting and to be protected from potential harm."