October 31, 2016, VANCOUVER – Halloween is a lot of fun for children, but it can be a terrifying time, and even a dangerous one, for many pets says The Humane Society of Canada (HSC). The national animal charity is asking that people ensure that their animal companions don't suffer during Halloween.
A new report has found that the continued destruction of habitat, deforestation, overfishing, hunting, climate change and pollution around the world are staging a mass extinction of wildlife globally. Animal populations between 1970 and 2012 have decreased by 58% and are projected to reach 67% by 2020. Such a staggering loss of wildlife has not occurred for millions of years on planet Earth and the effects could be devastating to the long-term biodiversity of the planet. The report warns that without swift action, 7 of 10 animals will vanish in 50 years with extinction rates currently 100 times their natural level. Click here to read the full story.
A new study found that the area affected by forest fires in the Western United States has doubled over the past 30 years due in part to human-influenced climate change. Fires have continually gotten larger and larger, increasing abruptly in the 1980s, measured by area burned, number of large fires, and length of fire sessions. Scientists and public officials place part of the blame on human-induced climate change. Read the full story here.
Achieving sustainable development goals in order to end global hunger is possible if countries prioritize necessary resources. A new report outlines the progress being made around the world to end world hunger especially in developing countries but notes the need to bring technology, knowledge, resources, and a sense of urgency and political will in line to achieve these goals. Aquaculture development could be one aid in the progress toward ending world hunger. To read the full article, click here.
As we remember 9/11 we need to renew our faith in humanity and remember that we are not in this struggle alone," says Michael O'Sullivan, Chairman & CEO of The Humane Society of Canada. In honouring all of those fallen, as well as the brave men and women working as part of the rescue teams at Ground Zero, The Humane Society of Canada also honours the search and rescue dogs.
The exciting launch of Auction Saurus begins at 7 pm tonight so set your watches and phones. Items are being added daily and animal lovers Michael and Sue have generously agreed to donate a portion of their sales to help protect animals.
World-renowned comic book creator, Stan Lee, has designed a Brotherhood Lapel Pin signifying unity and delivering an inspiring message of respect for all. To find out more and to order your pin, visit handsofrespect.com
Developers of a new tool which allows anyone to track commercial fishing trawlers all over the world hope it will help put an end to overfishing. Read the full story here.
The United States will gradually tighten regulations surrounding seafood imports to force countries to meet U.S. conservation standards, banning imports from countries whose fisheries kill more whales and dolphins than U.S. standards allow. Click here to read more.
Toronto, August 5, 2016 – With a dramatic, hard hitting public service announcement: The Heat Is On, The Humane Society of Canada is again launching its nationwide campaign asking people to leave their pets at home during hot weather.