Animal Welfare The very latest news regarding all aspects of animal welfare, protection, rescue, and preservation including statistics, research, and proposed law changes in agriculture and animal husbandry. This category contains releases from animal welfare societies, animal right activist groups, and companies involved in the areas of animal health, safety, and breeding. Get updates on the status of threatened, endangered, and protected species, as well as announcements of educational campaigns and fundraising events.

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Jul 16, 2019, 13:18 ET Canada opens new shorebird discovery centre in Shepody National Wildlife Area in New Brunswick

SHEPODY, NB, July 16, 2019 /CNW/ - Canadians love to connect with and enjoy nature. The Shepody National Wildlife Area in New Brunswick plays an...


Jul 15, 2019, 10:43 ET Chuckwagon race is a national disgrace says Vancouver Humane Society

VANCOUVER, July 15, 2019 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) is calling on the Calgary Stampede to cancel next year's chuckwagon race after...


Jul 15, 2019, 06:00 ET Arctic Sea Ice Day Raises Awareness About the Importance of Sea Ice, for Polar Bears and People Around the World

CHURCHILL, MB, July 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Arctic Sea Ice Day, created by Polar Bears International (PBI), is a day to call attention to the meltdown...


Jul 12, 2019, 14:00 ET Media Advisory - Fisheries and Oceans takes further action to address critical new rockslide threat to at-risk Fraser River Chinook

VANCOUVER, July 12, 2019 /CNW/ - Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will be holding a briefing for media interested in an update on additional...


Jul 11, 2019, 18:58 ET Government of Canada and Province of British Columbia partner to take bold action to conserve Steelhead Trout

VANCOUVER, July 11, 2019 /CNW/ - Steelhead trout, an iconic British Columbia fish, have been in significant decline during recent years. The Thompson ...


Jul 11, 2019, 00:11 ET Statement - At-Risk Fraser Chinook and Sockeye Salmon Stocks Face Critical Challenge From Big Bar Natural Rockslide

VANCOUVER, July 10, 2019 /CNW/ - Yesterday the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard Jonathan Wilkinson accompanied by Minister ...


Jul 10, 2019, 20:58 ET Minister Wilkinson attends the Seymour River Restoration Celebration Event

NORTH VANCOUVER, July 10, 2019 /CNW/ - The Seymour River is home to many fish runs and is an integral part of the landscape of North Vancouver and...


Jul 09, 2019, 15:09 ET Vancouver Humane Society calls for suspension of Calgary Stampede chuckwagon race

VANCOUVER, July 9, 2019 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) is calling on the Calgary Stampede to suspend its chuckwagon race after yet...


Jul 08, 2019, 21:21 ET Response from Minister Wilkinson on the findings of study about Resident killer whales on the Pacific Coast

VANCOUVER, July 8, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada's Pacific Coast is home to the killer whale, iconic to British Columbians and to all Canadians, and of...


Jul 08, 2019, 17:50 ET Government of Canada introduces new, additional measures to protect the North Atlantic right whale

OTTAWA, July 8, 2019 /CNW/ - The well-being of the endangered North Atlantic right whale population is of great concern to Canadians and its...


Jul 05, 2019, 11:23 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Minister Wilkinson to make important announcement on approved projects for the British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund/

VANCOUVER, July 4, 2019 /CNW/ - The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, and B.C. Minister...


Jul 04, 2019, 17:43 ET Why is the veterinary profession silent about cruelty to rodeo animals?

Humane Society calls on Canadian Veterinary Medical Association to speak out against rodeo cruelty VANCOUVER, July 4, 2019 /CNW/ - The Vancouver...


Jul 04, 2019, 14:00 ET Federal parties' attendance at the Calgary Stampede is shameful

CALGARY, July 4, 2019 /CNW/ - This year at the Calgary Stampede, it will be business as usual for the mainstream political parties who use the...


Jul 04, 2019, 12:30 ET Media Advisory - Minister Wilkinson to make important announcement on approved projects for the British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund

VANCOUVER, July 4, 2019 /CNW/ - The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, and B.C. Minister...


Jul 02, 2019, 15:43 ET National park reserve in the South Okanagan-Similkameen moves forward

Governments of Canada and British Columbia and syilx/Okanagan Nation sign Memorandum of Understanding outlining next steps and providing a framework...


Jun 27, 2019, 15:57 ET One Federal Party to oppose the Calgary Stampede

One Party on the side of animals TORONTO, June 27, 2019 /CNW/ - Political leaders from various parties travel year after year to the Calgary...


Jun 27, 2019, 11:29 ET The Governments of Canada and Quebec are evaluating the feasibility of preserving and enhancing the marine environment of Îles de la Madeleine

A study will assess the feasibility of establishing a marine protected area around Îles de la Madeleine ÎLES DE LA MADELEINE, QC, June 27, 2019 /CNW/ ...


Jun 27, 2019, 09:00 ET Media advisory - Government of Canada to hold media availability to respond to questions about North Atlantic right whales

OTTAWA, June 27, 2019 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada takes the protection, conservation, and recovery of endangered species very seriously. For the ...


Jun 26, 2019, 22:07 ET Statement by Minister Garneau regarding actions taken to address the recent deaths of North Atlantic right whales

OTTAWA, June 26, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport issued the following statement: "Due to the unfortunate...


Jun 26, 2019, 14:33 ET Media Advisory - Government of Canada helps raise awareness of the Canadian agriculture sector

OTTAWA, June 26, 2019 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veteran Affairs, on behalf of Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of...


Jun 26, 2019, 12:42 ET Alberta Motocross Race Organizers Found Guilty Under Species at Risk Act and Fishery Act

LETHBRIDGE, AB, June 26, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada is fortunate to have some of the most spectacular waterbodies in the world, serving as a home to rich...


Jun 26, 2019, 09:33 ET Meet Ellie: An Adorable Chihuahua Who Has Become the 300,000th Pet Adopted at a PetSmart Store in Canada

BURLINGTON, ON, June 26, 2019 /CNW/ - Meet Ellie. She's a senior rescue pup who recently became the 300,000th pet in Canada to find a forever home...


Jun 25, 2019, 16:17 ET Media Advisory - Press conference regarding Government of Canada support for the Groupe de recherche et d'éducation sur les mammifères marins (GREMM) in Tadoussac

TADOUSSAC, QC, June 25, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) As part as a tour across the North Shore, Rémi...


Jun 25, 2019, 12:20 ET Woodland and Mountain Caribou Strategy - Minister Pierre Dufour met Concerned Communities From the Cree Nation

QUÉBEC CITY, June 25, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - The Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks and Minister Responsible for the Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region...


Jun 21, 2019, 15:56 ET Statement - A stronger, modernized Fisheries Act Becomes Law

OTTAWA, June 21, 2019 /CNW/ - This afternoon, Bill C-68 received Royal Assent by the Governor General and has officially become law. This is a...