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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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Dog Caught In Leghold Trap; Conservation Officer Indifferent.

leghold trap

CONSERVATION OFFICER WANTS TRAP RETURNED TO TRAPPER By Kelly Carson of DeerSafe Victoria Part 2 of a multi-part series on conservation officers, trophy hunting and culls in B.C.  Read part one here. One afternoon in February, 2016, Lynne Cracknell and her husband took their dogs for an outing near White …

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National Animal Rights Day Comes To Victoria

national animal rights day

Victoria joins 15 other cities across North America to commemorate, educate, and celebrate on National Animal Rights Day, June 4th. While billions of animals are killed every year in North America and across the world for food, clothing, experimentation, and entertainment unless you are someone who frequents the pages of …

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Petition To Ban The Horses Carriages Launches

Petition to ban the horse carriages

Petition to ban the horse carriages necessary to raise awareness of cruelty and safety concerns, reports advocates. Victoria Horse Alliance’s petition to ban the horse carriages has been a long time coming, but is part of a larger picture approach.  They have been relatively quiet for the past several months while laying …

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Empress Hotel Told “Fur Kills” By Demonstrators

The Empress Hotel

On Saturday February 20th, activists from Island Animal Liberation entered The Empress hotel and spoke out against the two fur retailers that operate within its walls. Demonstrators held signs saying “Fur Kills” and spoke out against how these two fur retailers do not reflect the values of Victorians.  Starting outside of …

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