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VHS to present research at the National Animal Welfare Conference

We are excited to announce that we are a part of this year’s virtual National Animal Welfare Conference (NAWC) hosted by Humane Canada! Learn more about, or register for, the conference On April 8th, 2021, VHS’s Lead Researcher Celeste Morales will present alongside our research partner from Thompson Rivers University Dr. Rochelle Stevenson. The interactive session is titled Program Design and Staff Training for Decolonized &  Trauma-Informed Service Delivery.  Celeste and Dr. Stevenson will discuss our current research project. This project explores how animal seizure, surrender, and outreach practices can be updated to reflect a One Welfare, decolonized, and trauma-informed approach.  Unfortunately, under current service structures…

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Big plant-based plans for 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the importance of changes in food production and consumption toward fewer animal-based products and more plant-based food production and consumption.…
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Solving Bubble’s troubles

When 16-year-old Bubble began having trouble urinating, her loving guardian Hailey made multiple trips to different veterinary clinics. They were all unsuccessful at diagnosing the…
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Speak up for animals on fur farms

Recent media reports of the spread of COVID-19 on B.C. mink farms has exposed the cruelty and danger inherent in the province’s fur farming industry. …
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Max needed surgery

Max recently developed a lump on the back of his neck. When the lump broke open and wouldn’t stop seeping, his owner Margaret rushed him…
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2020 in review

Thank you for helping animals in 2020! VHS would like to thank all our amazing donors, volunteers, and partners for your support this year. Because…
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Ethical shopping and eating guide

Animal-free shopping and eating guide Do you want to make sure no animals were harmed when you’re shopping or eating? Struggling to find the perfect…
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Speak up for pigs

Speak up for pigs Canadians overwhelmingly oppose the common industry practice of confining pregnant pigs in what are known as “gestation stalls”. These individual stalls…
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Speak out for sled dogs

Speak out for sled dogs Who can forget it? The 2010 killing of 56 sled dogs in Whistler shocked B.C. and made headlines around the…
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Joyful George needed help

9-year-old George means everything to his owner Leah. Whenever Leah comes home, George dances in circles of joy. Leah has bipolar and told VHS that…
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Horses and traffic don’t mix

In August, VHS launched a campaign calling on the Vancouver Park Board to remove the horse-drawn trolley from Stanley Park. Having horse-drawn trolleys or carriages…
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Speak up for animals!

Join us on Tuesday October 20th for an evening of entertainment and learning at our first annual virtual storytelling event! You can connect with fellow…
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