January 8, 2003, VANCOUVER - The Humane Society of Canada’s (HSC) second annual report: Protecting Animals and the Earth 2002: A Special Report from the Humane Society of Canada (HSC), providing a comprehensive overview of the world’s top stories and events in 2002 that affected humans, animals and the planet, is now available.


"Now more than ever it is imperative to learn from the past and our mistakes. We need to make sure that our science does not continue to outstrip our wisdom to use it properly. This is all about saving us from ourselves," says Michael O’Sullivan, HSC Executive Director.

"While this special report will be of interest to most people, journalists and students will find it a particularly useful resource," says Al Hickey, HSC Western Regional Director. "Short summaries of numerous important news items are listed chronologically, by date. The full article for these news items can be obtained by contacting The Humane Society of Canada," states Hickey.

Protecting Animals and the Earth 2002 is available in pdf format and can be downloaded from the HSC website here. More information can also be obtained by calling The Humane Society of Canada, toll free, at 1-800-641-KIND (5463).

CONTACT: Michael O'Sullivan by toll free 1-800-641-KIND or Michael on his cell phone (416) 876-9685 or at www.humanesociety.com via twitter at www.twitter.com/HSCanada and on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Humane-Society-of-Canada/211468055538280

[For more than 17 years, Al Hickey was the Chief Executive of the BC SPCA and before that headed up the Alberta and BC Chambers of Commerce, and was the Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vancouver. He has been The HSC Western Regional Director for over 12 years. He has 4 children and 6 grandchildren. For his lifetime of achievement dedicated to helping people, animals and the environment, we have bestowed upon him our prestigious Heroes for Animals Award, shared by only a handful of people and organizations.

A father with two children, and a houseful of dogs and cats, Michael O'Sullivan has worked across Canada and in over 110 countries during the last 40 years helping people, animals and nature.]

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