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A Canadian First: Trapping of Wildlife Leads to Criminal Conviction

On 18 June 2018, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, June 18th 2018 – Gaetan Bouchard, a building owner in the Plateau Mont-Royal, was sentenced for animal cruelty at the Montreal municipal courthouse earlier this month after being convicted of trapping a skunk and leaving the animal to suffer. To the Montreal SPCA’s knowledge, this is the first criminal animal cruelty conviction in relation to the […]

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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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Finally, Horse-Drawn Carriages in Montreal Will Be a Thing of the Past!

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

Montreal, June 14 2018 – This afternoon, the City of Montreal announced the adoption of a by-law prohibiting the use of horse-drawn carriages on its territory. The by-law will come into effect on December 31st, 2019. The Montreal SPCA wishes to congratulate Mayor Valérie Plante and Projet Montreal for adopting this long-awaited measure. By putting an […]

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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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Montreal SPCA Asks Sponsors of Saint-Tite Rodeo to Stop Supporting Event

On 26 April 2018, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, April 26 2018 – On April 11, law professor Alain Roy released a report prepared by Dr. Jean-Jacques Kona-Boun on the 2017 rodeo in Saint-Tite, as along with footage shot at the same event. Following this release, the Montreal SPCA contacted the seventeen main partners of the 2018 edition of the Festival Western de […]

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Report confirms the inherent cruelty of rodeos

On 11 April 2018, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, April 11, 2018 – The Montreal SPCA has reviewed the report by veterinarian Dr. Jean-Jacques Kona Boun on Montreal and St-Tite rodeos, as well as the footage shot during these events, which was released earlier today by law professor Alain Roy. This report and footage document the inherent cruelty of rodeos and will be […]

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An Invitation for All Rabbit Lovers

On 27 March 2018, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, March 27th, 2018 – The Montreal SPCA invites children and adults alike to participate in free workshops on the needs and behaviour of rabbits to prevent the abandonment of newly acquired rabbits in the months following Easter. This event will be held on Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1, 2018. The first day […]

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Bill 128: Montreal SPCA to Testify at the National Assembly Today

On 21 March 2018, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, March 21st, 2018 – Today, Wednesday March 21st, the Montreal SPCA will be testifying at the special consultations on Bill 128, which would ban certain dog breeds throughout the province of Quebec. The Montreal SPCA supports the adoption of province-wide legislation addressing the issue of dangerous dogs. However, the organization believes that such legislation […]

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