Media releases

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Below are our most recent media releases.  For more information or requests for interviews with VHS staff contact Peter Fricker, Projects and Communications Director: 604 266 9744 or cell 604 603 5401, peter@vancouverhumanesociety.bc.ca


Vancouver Humane Society says horse carriage rides in Stanley Park are unsafe

Vancouver – The Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) is commenting on the controversy over the traffic problem caused in Stanley Park by horse-drawn carriages. The society says the carriages not only create a risk to public safety but also compromise the horses’ welfare. This week, the operator of the carriage horse rides was quoted in media stating that conducting…

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Invite elephants and gorillas into your living room

Vancouver – Finding things to do for kids can be a challenge for parents in these days of social distancing. The Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) is offering help with a new wildlife resource guide that allows families to visit gorillas…

Report says Greater Vancouver Zoo failing animals

Vancouver – A report commissioned by the Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) is calling on the Greater Vancouver Zoo (GVZ) to improve conditions for its animals and to move away from keeping animals unsuited to B.C.’s climate. The report, commissioned from…