Make a difference for farm animals in October

Paw prints article outlines ways to support humane care of animals

Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday on October 2 was observed by countries around the globe as World Farm Animals Day. In honour of the man who promoted peace, harmony and the humane treatment of all living things, World Farm Animals Day is a time for us to reflect on how we treat the animals with whom we share our planet.  To mark this occasion, the BC SPCA urges individuals to take action this month to help improve the lives of the millions of farm animals raised in Canada each year:

• Choose SPCA Certified products. Not only are you taking the animals’ well-being into consideration, you are supporting local farmers who make animal welfare a priority. A product with an SPCA Certified label comes from a farm that follows welfare standards set out by the BC SPCA and is assessed by a third-party inspector. More than two million farm animals have been raised according to SPCA Certified standards since the program’s launch in 2002. A list of SPCA Certified producers and retailers is available at spcacertified.ca;

• Buy cage-free eggs – ideally SPCA Certified. Types of cage-free eggs include certified organic, free run and free range. Download the SPCA’s fact-sheet on hen-laying eggs to learn more about how hens are raised in Canada;

• Request humane products. If your local grocer doesn’t currently stock SPCA Certified products, download a customer request form (spcacertified.ca) to give to the store’s manager;

• Sign up for FarmSense, the BC SPCA’s bi-monthly email newsletter about farm animal welfare news, events and research;

• Help us speak for the animals by adding your voice to one or more of the SPCA’s farm animal campaigns;

• Support farm animal welfare initiatives.  The BC SPCA is the only SPCA in Canada with a department specializing in farm animal welfare and is a national leader in programs that promote better lives for millions of farm animals. Your support can help us save lives.

 

 

 

 

Just Posted

Mellalieu running for Greens again in Central-Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola

Robert Mellalieu ran for federal Green Party in 2015 election and provincial Greens in 2017

Short notice for Keremeos residents for Highway 3 paving

The Village of Keremeos is advising residents today because of the short notice

Premier releases details on Keremeos affordable housing project

The proposed project will be designed to include one-, two- and three-bedroom units

Chance of showers and thunderstorm for Okanagan-Shuswap-Similkameen

Mostly cloudy day for the Okanagan-Shuswap and Similkameen regions

“Our community has had its heart broken”: Penticton celebrates life of David Kampe

Community and families members who knew Kampe give tearful addresses

Video shows fireworks shot at swan in Alberta

Alberta Fish and Wildlife is investigating the incident in Grande Prairie

Okanagan bylaw officer best in B.C.

Al Harrison of Vernon named Bylaw Officer of the Year at annual association conference

Man accused of assault at South Okanagan beach gets bail

Thomas Brayden Kruger-Allen was granted bail at the Penticton provincial courthouse on Monday

‘Text neck’ causing bone spurs to grow from millennials’ skulls, researchers say

Technology use from early childhood causing abnormal bone growths in 41 per cent of young adults

B.C. teen killed by fallen tree on field trip remembered as hero

13-year-old Tai Caverhill was the first to spot the tree falling and warned his friends

Surrey RCMP raises Pride flag amid din of protesters

There were about 30 protesters on either side, and 20 Mounties doing crowd control

Should B.C. get rid of Daylight Saving Time?

The province wants to know, as state governments down south make the move

Air Canada reviewing how crew left sleeping passenger on parked plane

In a Facebook post, the woman said she woke up ‘all alone’ on a ‘cold dark’ aircraft

Canadians crash out of Women’s World Cup in 0-1 loss to Sweden

Canada missed a chance to tie the game on a penalty shot

Most Read