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.