By removing inspection reports and information about the treatment of animals at thousands of research facilities, zoos, and breeders from its website, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has made it harder for animal welfare advocated to monitor government regulations on animals. Citing court rulings and privacy laws for the change in disclosure of the information, the documents, including records of enforcement would now be accessible only by Freedom of Information Act Requests, which sometimes takes years. Read the full story here.
Scientists now believe that warmer oceans are not only leading to widespread die-offs in ocean species but also may be making some seafood favourites too toxic to eat. Warming waters in some areas are causing more frequent algae blooms leading to elevated levels of domoic acid, a neurotoxin, in the water that can build up in sea creatures including Dungeness crab, mussels, clams and anchovies. Click here to read more.
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.
VANCOUVER, DECEMBER 20, 2016 - Entries are now being accepted by The Humane Society of Canada for their Pets Watching Hatching Hatchimals Photo Contest which launches today and runs until January 1st, 2017, according to HSC Chairman & CEO. Michael O'Sullivan, whose family shares their lives with a houseful of cats, a dog and a rabbit.