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The Suffering of Lobsters

On 15 June 2018, in Articles, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Sentient beings Studies have shown that lobsters are intelligent, solitary animals, with complex emotions and that they can also feel pain. This is why many countries, such as Switzerland, have enacted laws that prohibit the boiling of live lobsters. It is still common to see lobsters in over-crowded tanks at grocery stores, with little to […]

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New Montreal Animal By-law: A Big Step Forward

On 14 June 2018, in Articles, Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, June 14th, 2018 – The Montreal SPCA welcomes the adoption of the City of Montreal’s new animal care and control by-law, which was announced today. The new by-law includes several important measures that animal welfare experts have long been advocating for. These include: The regulation of the sale of animals in pet stores The […]

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Good news for people and dogs in Quebec

On 6 June 2018, in Articles, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, June 6 2018 – Today, the Quebec Government has announced it will not be moving forward with provincial Breed Specific Legislation (BSL). Following the Commission hearings, the government stated that breed bans are unenforceable and lack any scientific basis. Bill 128 was amended to remove all elements of BSL. Also, the Liberal government has […]

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ANIMAtion Thursdays at the Montreal SPCA

On 4 June 2018, in Articles, Events, Non classé, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

A first: This summer, in partnership with the Montreal SPCA, ENGAGE: Animal Welfare Education is inviting kids and teenagers to participate in a unique and enriching adventure with the shelter’s animals! Participants aged 8 and over will be in contact with animals of all species and will learn how to care for them. Every Thursday, […]

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Élise Desaulniers’ Expertise to Benefit the Montreal SPCA

On 28 July 2017, in Articles, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

The Montreal SPCA is proud to announce that Élise Desaulniers has been appointed to the head of the organization as Executive Director. Élise has been Interim Executive Director since April, and we are delighted to be able to count on her expertise on a permanent basis! Élise Desaulniers is an independent researcher and animal rights […]

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Settlement in Rodeo Case

On 7 June 2017, in Articles, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, June 7, 2017 – Earlier today, law professor Alain Roy, who, along with a group of law students, had filed an application for an injunction aiming to put a stop to the urban rodeo planned this August in the context of the City of Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations, entered into a settlement agreement with the event’s […]

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Élise Desaulniers’ Expertise to Benefit the Montreal SPCA

On 19 April 2017, in Articles, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

The Montreal SPCA wishes to inform that Mr. Benoit Tremblay is no longer with the organization. We thank him for all his work, involvement and dedication towards the organization and we wish him great success in his future endeavors. Author, public speaker and manager, Élise Desaulniers, has been appointed to the head of the organization […]

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During National Animal Sterilization Week, Montreal SPCA Announces Six-Figure Grant from PetSmart Charities™ of Canada to Support Spay/Neuter Surgeries

On 28 February 2017, in Articles, Press releases, Non classé, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, QC – February 28th 2017 – This week marks Quebec’s National Animal Sterilization Week: an event which aims to raise awareness among pet parents about the benefits and importance of spaying or neutering their pets. The Montreal SPCA has good reason to spread the word about this event since PetSmart Charities of Canada, one […]

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The Montreal SPCA seriously concerned by the “POC’s” initiative to introduce urban chickens

On 16 February 2017, in Articles, News, by Marie-Ève Fraser

The POC project (production, observation and connection) aims to sell hen-houses for “urban chickens” to thirty Montreal families for a duration of one season. The Montreal SPCA is deeply concerned about this initiative. Chickens are sensitive, intelligent animals who require specialized and costly care. They can live up to ten years after they stop laying […]

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The veal industry isn’t doing enough to prevent another Pont Rouge

On 9 February 2017, in Articles, Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, February 9th, 2017 – Despite the highly publicized Pont Rouge calf case, which sent shock waves across the country by exposing the cruel practices routinely used in the Canadian veal industry, the new and revised national Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Veal Cattle continues to allow many of these practices, […]

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