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The Montreal SPCA seizes more than 90 animals from a breeding facility located on the South Shore

On 4 February 2015, in Press releases, News, by SPCA

Montreal, February 4, 2015 – Yesterday, the Montreal SPCA seized more than 36 cats and 57 dogs from a breeding facility located in the South Shore region outside of Montreal. Following an investigation by the Montreal SPCA, the decision was made to seize the animals under the Animal Health Protection Act as the animals were […]

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One year after the launch of the Animals are not Things manifesto, over 50 000 Quebec citizens demand a revision of the legal status of animals

On 21 January 2015, in Press releases, News, by SPCA

Montreal, January 22 2015 – Exactly one year ago, the Montreal SPCA, in collaboration with food ethics author and blogger Élise Desaulniers and moral philosophy researcher Martin Gibert, launched the Animals are not things manifesto. The manifesto calls for a reform of the legal status of animals in the Civil Code of Quebec. Currently, our […]

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Montérégie fur farmer pleads not guilty to animal cruelty charges

On 6 January 2015, in Press releases, News, by SPCA

Montreal, January 6th 2015 – Jean-Luc Rodier, the owner of Visons JNJ Inc., a Montérégie fur farm that was the subject of a Montreal SPCA criminal investigation, pleaded not guilty to six counts of animal cruelty and neglect at the Saint-Hyacinthe courthouse yesterday. He will be due back in court on April 13th. The charges concern […]

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Charges laid in Pont Rouge veal calf case

On 16 December 2014, in Press releases, News, by SPCA

Montreal, December 16, 2014 – Following the Montreal SPCA’s investigation into a milk-fed veal farm located in Pont Rouge, Quebec, Éric Dame, a former employee of the facility, has been charged with two counts of violating the provincial Animal Health Protection Act and could face up to 37, 000$ in fines. The Montreal SPCA launched […]

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Breed Ban in Outremont results in Montreal SPCA ending animal services for the borough

On 3 December 2014, in Press releases, News, by SPCA

Montreal, December 4, 2014 – Effective as of this fall, the Montreal SPCA has ended its animal services contract with the borough of Outremont as the borough decided to maintain its Breed Specific Legislation (BSL). The Montreal SPCA strongly encourages boroughs and municipalities to adopt progressive and ethical animal related by-laws – which most certainly […]

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Montreal SPCA seeks public help in finding suspect in cruelty case

On 27 November 2014, in Press releases, News, by SPCA

Montreal, November 27, 2014 – On November 19th, a very sweet adult cat, who we named Maggie, was brought to the Montreal SPCA as a stray. Since she suffered from an obvious limp, the SPCA’s veterinary team examined her and ordered that Maggie be sent for x-rays. Upon analysis of the x-rays, the veterinary team […]

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Invitation: “Fur Free Friday” at the Montreal SPCA

On 24 November 2014, in Press releases, News, by SPCA

Montreal, November 25, 2014 –In honor of Fur Free Friday on November 28th, a North-American day dedicated to encourage consumers to go Fur-Free, the Montreal SPCA is holding a fun and interactive event to celebrate this day and Make Fur History. Join us this Friday and Saturday at the Montreal SPCA to receive informational material […]

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Montérégie fur farmer charged with criminal animal cruelty: a first in Canada

On 10 November 2014, in Press releases, News, by SPCA

Montreal, November 10 2014 – Following the Montreal SPCA’s criminal investigation into Visons JNJ Inc., a Montérégie fur farm, the farm’s owner, Jean-Luc Rodier, has been charged with 6 counts of animal cruelty and neglect related to approximately 90 foxes, 10, 000 mink and two dogs held captive in the facility. The accused could face up […]

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Montreal SPCA, Fur Bearer Defenders and LUSH Cosmetics launch new campaign to raise awareness of the plight of animals in the commercial fur trade

On 3 November 2014, in Press releases, News, by SPCA

Montreal, November 4 2014 – The Montreal SPCA, in partnership with the Association for the Protection of Fur Bearing Animals (APFA) and LUSH Cosmetics announce the launch of their new campaign Make Fur History, which aims to raise awareness of the plight of animals in the commercial fur trade. Each year, in Canada, over 3 […]

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Pretty Pooches will party hearty at the “Beasts of Fashion” gala event

On 29 October 2014, in Press releases, Non classé, News, by SPCA

Montreal, October 29th, 2014 – The Montreal SPCA encourages those who love animals to spiff it up and attend the Beasts of Fashion gala event on November 6th at the Corona Theatre. Presented by Elle Quebec and the Montreal SPCA, the evening will be hosted by animal-lover and Quebec television star, Maripier Morin. Aside from […]

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