Animal WelfareAwareness Campaign

Canadian fast-food companies failing when it comes to chicken welfare says new global report

TORONTO, ON–COVID-19 shone a spotlight on animals, their role in our food system and the close links between animal welfare and human welfare. The intensive, crowded conditions on most farms means many animals are denied space, natural light and the freedom to move around. This is true for the billions …

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Animal WelfareCorporate Philanthropy

PetSmart Charities of Canada Grants $350,000+ to Help Combat Pet Food Insecurity Nationally

BURLINGTON, ON–Despite food insecurity receiving national attention, pet food insecurity is another crisis that often goes unnoticed. According to Humane Canada, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a 42 percent increase in demand for community services, including pet food banks. However, Humane Societies and SPCAs across Canada have experienced an up …

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Animal WelfareNature + Wildlife

Canada, British Columbia launch development of a new Nature Agreement

VICTORIA, BC–Canada and British Columbia have a long history of shared conservation goals and taking leadership together on climate change, environmental protection, and conservation. Now the two governments are enhancing this shared commitment by launching the development of a new bilateral Nature Agreement to strengthen conservation province wide. As part …

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Animal Welfare

World Animal Protection Supports New Whale Heritage Sites

TORONTO, ON–There is some good news for those who love whales and dolphins and want to see and experience them ethically. The La Gomera Marine area in Southwest Tenerife, Spain and Dana Point, in California, USA, have been officially recognized as Whale Heritage Sites. This is a global accreditation scheme …

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Animal WelfareCorporate Philanthropy

Champion Petfoods gives back to pet rescues in North America,

Surprises long-time partners with donation of more than 420,000 meals for pets in need EDMONTON, AB–Award-winning pet food maker, Champion Petfoods, has donated more than 420,000 meals of ORIJEN® and ACANA pet food to 28 rescue organizations in North America, ahead of the holidays. Among the recipients is Second Chance …

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Animal WelfareCorporate Philanthropy

Mondou Mondon Campaign raises $425K for the Mira Foundation

Mondou Surpasses its Objective; Since 2015, the Quebec family-run business has donated a grand total of $2,025,000 to the Mira Foundation MONTREAL, QC–Mondou says $425,000 was raised over the last few weeks as part of the 6th edition of the Mondou Mondon campaign for the MIRA foundation! The 2020 edition of …

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Animal WelfareFunded Research

World Animal Protection highlights the threat of superbugs on World Food Day

TORONTO–The rise of superbugs from industrial farming is presenting a danger to public health worldwide says global charity World Animal Protection. This is because on industrial farms, animals are routinely given the same important antibiotics used to treat humans who are seriously ill. October 16th was World Food Day, and …

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Animal WelfareCorporate Philanthropy

Canadian pet food manufacturer focuses on those most impacted by COVID-19 lockdown

ROYAL CANIN® Canada’s “Pet-First” Philosophy Mobilizes Team in Support of Global Donations Program PUSLINCH, ON–Royal Canin, a global leader in tailored health and nutrition products for dogs and cats – today announced details on vital support provided to those most impacted by the COVID-19 lockdown. As a division of Mars …

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Animal Welfare

World Animal Protection Says COVID-19 Shines Light on a Broken Food System and Animal Welfare

TORONTO, ON—-COVID-19 has affected the economy on many levels, including the agricultural sector. Several meat processing plants in Canada and the United States have had to close their doors due to workers becoming sick from COVID-19. Some have even died. This has slowed down food production and raised issues about …

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Animal WelfareCOVID-19

World Animal Protection Launches Emergency Appeal for Elephants in Thailand Facing Starvation Due to COVID-19

TORONTO, ON–With most of the world in lockdown, the tourism industry has been hit hard by COVID-19. Not only is this challenging for humans working in this industry, but also wild animals such as elephants, who should never have been in captivity in the first place. Yet, millions of tourists …

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