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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 three more horses died in the event on the last day...


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 another horse died in the event on Monday. A horse died...


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 Humane Society (VHS) is calling on the Canadian...


Jul 12, 2018, 12:51 ET Vancouver Humane Society calls for chuckwagon race to be suspended after horse dies

VANCOUVER, July 12, 2018 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) is calling on the Calgary Stampede to suspend its chuckwagon race after yet another horse had to be euthanized after being injured...


Jul 10, 2017, 13:38 ET Vancouver Humane Society calls for chuckwagon race to be suspended

VANCOUVER, July 10, 2017 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) is calling on the Calgary Stampede to suspend its chuckwagon race after yet another horse died in the event on Sunday. More than 60 ...


Dec 14, 2016, 08:00 ET Report challenges claims that keeping whales and dolphins captive is justifiable

VANCOUVER, Dec. 14, 2016 /CNW/ - The recent deaths of beluga whales Qila and Aurora have thrust the issue of captive display of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) in Vancouver back into the...


Dec 01, 2016, 14:27 ET Vancouver Humane Society urges Whistler Film Festival to resist pressure to withdraw sled dog film

VANCOUVER, Dec. 1, 2016 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) is urging the Whistler Film Festival to resist calls from the sled dog industry to withdraw a documentary questioning the treatment...


Feb 02, 2016, 11:11 ET Top Canadian animal groups call on A&W to go cage-free

VANCOUVER, Feb. 2, 2016 /CNW/ - Six leading Canadian animal protection agencies today called on A&W Food Services of Canada to stop using eggs from caged-hens. A joint letter – signed by Animal...


Jul 17, 2015, 11:00 ET Abbotsford newspaper refuses to publish anti-rodeo ad

Humane society says free speech denied VANCOUVER, July 17, 2015 /CNW/ - The Abbotsford News has refused to print a full-page ad from the Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) that raises concerns about the...


Jul 13, 2015, 02:24 ET Humane society says public must urge halt to chuckwagon race

Fourth horse dies at Calgary Stampede VANCOUVER, July 13, 2015 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) is calling on the Canadian public to express its outrage at the death of four horses in the...


Jul 05, 2015, 11:53 ET Vancouver Humane Society calls on Stampede to suspend chuckwagon race

VANCOUVER, July 5, 2015 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) is calling for the suspension of the Calgary Stampede chuckwagon races after yet another death of a horse in the event. More than 60 ...


Jun 08, 2015, 09:00 ET Why no charges in dairy cruelty case?

VANCOUVER, June 8, 2015 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) is calling on B.C. Crown Counsel to explain why it has not laid charges in the case of alleged animal cruelty at a dairy farm in...


Mar 26, 2015, 12:00 ET Langara College Becomes First Campus in Western Canada to Join Global Meatless Monday Initiative

VANCOUVER, March 26, 2015 /CNW/ - Next Monday, March 30th, Langara College will become the first campus in Western Canada to adopt the popular Meatless Monday initiative, joining hundreds of schools...


Feb 09, 2015, 13:59 ET Animal advocates claim victory as Luxton Rodeo calls it quits

Last rodeo on Vancouver Island is cancelled VANCOUVER, Feb. 9, 2015 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) and Victoria Citizens Against Rodeo Events (VCARE) are claiming victory after news that...


Dec 19, 2014, 09:00 ET Humane society says avian flu cull method is inhumane

Carbon dioxide gassing causes bird to suffer before death VANCOUVER, Dec. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) is calling on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to find a more...


Jul 13, 2014, 01:33 ET Another animal dies to entertain crowds at Calgary Stampede

Vancouver Humane Society calls on Stampede to end steer-wrestling VANCOUVER, July 13, 2014 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) is calling for an end to steer-wrestling at the Calgary Stampede...


Jul 08, 2014, 20:03 ET Vancouver Humane Society says chuckwagon race fundamentally unsafe

Man injured, horse dead in separate incidents at Calgary Stampede VANCOUVER, July 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) says the Calgary Stampede should suspend its chuckwagon races...


Jun 09, 2014, 22:00 ET Agriculture industry must be called to account over dairy farm cruelty

Vancouver Humane Society calls for mandatory video surveillance of livestock operations VANCOUVER, June 9, 2014 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) is calling for random inspections and...


May 13, 2014, 08:00 ET Vancouver Humane Society launches full-page ad against Luxton Rodeo

Campaign aims to end cruel events VANCOUVER, May 13, 2014 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) is running a full-page ad in today's Victoria Times-Colonist newspaper as part of its campaign to...


Mar 21, 2014, 14:32 ET Pamela Anderson tweets her opposition to rodeo on Vancouver Island

VICTORIA, March 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Superstar and Vancouver Island native Pamela Anderson has lent her support to a campaign against the Luxton Pro Rodeo in Langford, B.C., near Victoria, the last rodeo ...


Jul 10, 2013, 19:15 ET Steer killed at Calgary Stampede rodeo

Vancouver Humane Society calls for event to be suspended VANCOUVER, July 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) has called for the suspension of steer-wrestling at the Calgary Stampede...


Jul 04, 2013, 08:00 ET Vancouver Humane Society launches ad against calf-roping

Full-page ad in Calgary newspaper targets Calgary Stampede event VANCOUVER, July 4, 2013 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) is urging the Calgary Stampede to "have a heart for animals" and...


Nov 22, 2012, 21:23 ET No justice for sled dogs

VANCOUVER, Nov. 22, 2012 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) says the sentence given to Bob Fawcett, who killed 56 sled dogs in April 2010, is a travesty and does not reflect the level of...


Jul 13, 2012, 01:01 ET Death of three horses at Calgary Stampede - Vancouver Humane Society calls for suspension of chuckwagon races

VANCOUVER, July 12, 2012 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) is calling for the suspension of the Calgary Stampede chuckwagon races following the death of three horses in this evening's race....


May 04, 2012, 16:19 ET Tim Hortons responds to customer demands for more humane eggs and pork

VANCOUVER, May 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Under mounting pressure from animal welfare organizations and consumers, Tim Hortons announced today it will call on its pork suppliers to eliminate the gestation...