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Victoria Animal News is dedicated to independent media covering stories about animals and society. We strive to raise awareness of animal issues in our community and the people working to address these issue in the interests of the non-human animals involved.

Reptile show fails in ethics

reptile show

Complaint lodged with the BC SPCA after local animal advocate witnesses “inhumane care” of reptiles at Tour de Rock fundraiser. When Jordan Reichert of the Animal Protection Party of Canada first heard about the Vancouver Island Reptile Show and Sale he became immediately concerned. “There is reason to be concerned …

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Vegtoria Veg Fest lands in Victoria this weekend

Vegtoria

Get ready Victoria, veganism has landed. Vegtoria Veg Fest is just around the corner, but has been a long time coming for the organizers from the Vancouver Island Vegan Association (VIVA) Corie Kielbiski and Jordan Reichert.  Built around being an inclusive and compassionate community, you might not be so surprise …

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Vancouver Aquarium’s Belugas Were “Prisoners,” Not “Ambassadors.”

Vancouver Aquarium's belugas

VICTORIA, Nov. 28, 2016 With the two Vancouver Aquarium’s belugas, Qila and Aurora, now dead, all eyes are on whether the Aquarium will continue to confine cetaceans. While the Aquarium has called these animals “ambassadors,” they have come under increased scrutiny and pressure to end their cetacean captivity and breeding …

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“It was horrific” says Vancouver horse trolley witness.

Vancouver Horse Trolley

On Monday, a Vancouver horse trolley loaded with tourists took a turn for the worst when the horses were spooked by the a vehicle passing vehicle. Stacia Leyes expected to be demonstrating with about 30 other protesters against the announcement by PM Trudeau of support for tanker traffic under the …

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“I was shaking for hours afterwards.” What really happened in James Bay

James Bay

The other side of the carriage horse incident in James Bay the carriage operators don’t want you to know about. Victoria Animal News recently received new information about the horse carriage incident reported on Friday, August 19th at the corner of Menzies and Niagara in James Bay. A witness to …

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NARD Victoria Proclamation Passes

NARD Victoria Proclamation

NARD Victoria proclamation to oppose violence and oppression against animals passes, despite opposition from councillor. On a regular basis the City of Victoria passes proclamations brought forward from various organizations for the city to recognize officially.  These proclamations do not hold the city to any duty to those organizations, but is …

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Montreal Horse Carriage Moratorium Could Stick

Montreal Horse Carriage

Moratorium on Montreal horse carriage industry could be its end. Mayor Denis Coderre announced today a one-year ban on horse carriages in Montreal. He stated the time will be used to create new rules for the industry. This decision comes after video footage was released of a horse carriage collision …

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