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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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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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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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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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