Animals in entertainment

Animals should not suffer for the sake of human amusement.

What we are doing about it

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Petting Zoos

Petting zoos send the wrong message to children about the value of animals. They are an example of businesses using animals in entertainment without regard to their behavioural needs.

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Rodeos

VHS is opposed to rodeo because most events involve the use of fear, stress and pain to make animals perform. VHS has been successful in curtailing rodeos in B.C. The Abbotsford Agrifair rodeo was cancelled in 2016 after a VHS campaign, as was the Luxton Rodeo on Vancouver Island in 2015. In 2007, the Cloverdale Rodeo eliminated four events (calf-roping, steer-wrestling, team-roping and wild cow-milking) after a long campaign by VHS.

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Horse Carriages

VHS is concerned about the prevalence of horse carriages on the increasingly busy streets of Vancouver and around BC, with carriage rides being offered at a number of local events throughout the year, in addition to regular operations in Stanley Park. VHS has repeatedly written to the government and business associations sponsoring horse carriage rides, highlighting concerns for the welfare and safety of the animals and the public who they share the road with.

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Tell the B.C. government to take action to help sled dogs

Sled dogs continue to suffer due to outdated industry rulesJoin us in calling on the B.C. government to update the “Sled Dog Standards of Care” regulation.Take Action A photo from Spirit of the North Kennels, taken by a concerned citizen. Donate to support this campaign More than 10 years after the infamous 2010 killing of 56 sled…

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