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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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The Montreal SPCA Will Be Heard During the Provincial Consultations on Bill 128

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

Montreal, February 27, 2018 – Last week, the Liberal government announced dates for the special consultations on Bill 128, which would institute province-wide breed specific legislation (BSL). The consultations will be held from March 20th to 22nd at the National Assembly. The organizations invited to participate in the consultations include the Montreal SPCA, the Ordre […]

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Captive Animals in Quebec Are in Desperate Need of Better Protection

On 31 January 2018, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, January 31 2018 – Unlike other Canadian provinces, Quebec excludes exotic animals and most wildlife in captivity from the ambit of its provincial animal protection act. Here, these animals – namely found in zoos, circuses, aquariums, breeding facilities and pet stores – have provincial protection only under the Regulations on Animals in Captivity (RAC), […]

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

On 12 December 2017, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Dogs saved from South Korean dog meat farm headed to shelters in Quebec Montreal, December 12, 2017 – Following its 10th closure of a South Korean dog meat farm, Humane Society International is transporting more than 170 severely neglected dogs to North America and the United Kingdom to be adopted. Forty-six of the dogs have […]

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Coexisting with Coyotes in the City

On 4 December 2017, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, December 4th 2017 – Following several concerns raised recently by the public regarding coyote sightings in Montreal, the Montreal SPCA would like to provide information to help promote safe coexistence between humans and coyotes, as well as encourage the City of Montreal to continue promoting ethical and effective practices. Coyote-human interaction is becoming more […]

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The Veal Industry Isn’t Doing Enough to Prevent Another Pont Rouge

On 29 November 2017, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, November 29th 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, resulting in severe […]

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Montérégie Fur Farmer Found Guilty of Animal Cruelty

On 21 November 2017, in Press releases, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, November 21st 2017 – Jean-Luc Rodier, the owner of Visons JNJ Inc., a Montérégie fur farm that was the subject of a Montreal SPCA criminal investigation, was found guilty of three counts of animal cruelty and neglect at the Saint-Hyacinthe courthouse last Thursday. The charges concern foxes that Rodier was breeding for their fur, as well […]

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Many reasons to celebrate this Thursday at the “Beasts of Fashion” gala!

On 7 November 2017, in Press releases, Events, News, by Anita Kapuscinska

Montreal, November 7, 2017 – The fourth annual Montreal SPCA “Beasts of Fashion” fundraising gala will take a decidedly festive turn following the election of Projet Montréal to the mayorship of Montreal. And what better way to celebrate this historic event than to attend the SPCA’s gala, which this year has a UTOPIA theme: a […]

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