VANCOUVER, December 30/2001


WHO: The Humane Society of Canada, a registered charity both in Canada and more recently in the United States.
WHAT: For the first time ever, The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) will be issuing a special report entitled: ‘Protecting Animals and the Earth 2001’. Compiled from news sources here in Canada and around the world, the report highlights important events affecting people, animals and the planet. The report is intended to be an annual look at where we’ve been and where we’re headed. It’s been said that those who ignore history, are doomed to repeat it. 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.
WHEN: The full report will be available on December 31st and the word count is approximately 5000. The report can also be edited for length and content.
WHERE: ‘Protecting Animals and the Earth 2001’ will be in MS WORD format and can be downloaded from The Humane Society of Canada website at You can also contact us via our toll free number, which works from anywhere in Canada and the United States 1-800-641-KIND (5463) or by cell phone at (416) 876-9685.
WHY: The difference we make today counts in all of our tomorrows. The way we treat animals is a reflection of the way we treat each other. If the animals lose, then so does everyone else.


CONTACT: Michael O'Sullivan by toll free 1-800-641-KIND or Michael on his cell phone (416) 876-9685 or at via twitter at and on Facebook at:

[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.]

The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) works to protect dogs, cats, horses, birds, rabbits and small animals, livestock, lab animals, wildlife and the environment. We carry out hands on programs to help animals and nature, mount rescue operations, expose cruelty through hard hitting undercover investigations, work to pass laws to protect animals, use a multidisciplinary approach, support animal shelters and wildlife rehabilitation centres, and spread the word about how to help animals and nature through humane education.

The only organization of its kind, seven days a week, The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) works across the street, across Canada and around the world helping people, animals and the environment.

The Humane Society of Canada (HSC) depends entirely on donations to support our programs to help animals and the environment. All donations are gratefully acknowledged with a receipt for income tax purposes. If you would like to support our educational campaigns that protect animals and the environment please make a donation here. Because when it comes to fighting cruelty and violence, we don’t give up. Ever.