How you are helping animals this month.
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Dear friend,

In a year like no other, you have been there for animals. Whether it was due to the impact of the coronavirus, the cruelty of the wildlife trade and factory farming or the effects of natural disasters, you stepped up and made a difference to animals everywhere. This month, we have a story introducing you to five of the animals whose lives you’ve changed for the better.

 

As G20 Leaders met this past weekend, we made sure that the wildlife trade was on the agenda. We can no longer ignore the devastating effect the commercial global wildlife trade is having on our health, our economy, and our planet. Keep reading to watch our video message to G20 Leaders.

 

In Canada, we continue to advocate for stronger animal welfare regulations. We are growing the number of MPs working with us to take action on the wildlife trade nationally. In Ontario, we were recently accepted to join the Advisory Table for the province’s new animal welfare law, the Provincial Animal Welfare Service (PAWS) Act.

 

Through the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC), we are pushing for stronger standards of care for farm animal welfare in Canada. In September, we shared an update from NFACC on the Code of Practice for the care and handling of pigs and asked you to submit an official comment to NFACC. This month, we need your help to speak out for an animal whose plight is less well known – fish. Learn more about fish welfare and take action to strengthen Canada’s first-ever Code of Practice for fish.

 

With Giving Tuesday coming up on December 1, we are highlighting the suffering of pigs. Millions of pigs in Canada and around the world are confined to small cages and denied their natural behaviours. There is a better way and many Canadian farmers are doing it. Watch a video of a high welfare pig farm in Canada and see the difference.

 

All of this is made possible thanks to you. Keep reading to learn more about your impact and take action for animals.

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Meet five animals you helped this year

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Meet Kal the wombat, Nam Sook the elephant, Roxana the bear, Dhan the goat and Gordo the dog. Thank you for helping them!

Meet the animals you helped
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One million wildlife advocates demand world leaders end the global wildlife trade

As we all continue to suffer through the COVID-19 pandemic, which we know resulted from the cruel treatment of wild animals, we must address the root cause. To protect people, animals, and the planet, this must include a commitment to ending the global trade in wild animals.

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Watch our video message to G20 global leaders

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In Canada, we are continuing to work with MPs to take action on this issue nationally. If you have not contacted your MP yet, you can still do so through our advocacy tool – every letter, email and phone call helps make this issue a priority.

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Have your say on Canada’s first-ever Code of Practice for fish

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Fish are sentient beings with intelligence and the capacity to feel pain and suffer. Despite this, fish welfare is often overlooked, but this is starting to change. As a result of increasing public concern, and the growing recognition of this concern by the fishing industry, NFACC is developing Canada’s first-ever Code of Practice for fish.

What does this process look like? How is World Animal Protection involved? What are the welfare issues in fish farming? What can you as an individual do? We answer all of these questions and highlight key welfare issues that you can include in your official comment to NFACC.

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See the difference of high welfare farming

We traveled to Walton, Ontario to meet Jeff Linton and see his pig farm. Jeff is against all forms of industrial farming practices and raises pigs in a high welfare environment. Right away you can see the difference.

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See the difference of high welfare farming

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