Speak up for sled dogs & wild animals in captivity
The government has so far been inactive on the VHS’s recommendations to improve laws for sled dogs and wild animals in captivity. Will you ask your MLA to speak up to change the laws? Take action now!
Ask your MLA to speak up for:
Many wild and exotic animals are legally kept in captivity throughout B.C., including:
The VHS has been documenting the conditions of animals at the Greater Vancouver Zoo and Vancouver Aquarium for years.
The video below illustrates the need for changes to B.C.’s rules around wild and exotic animals in captivity.
Undercover investigations and whistleblowers have shared evidence of:
In fact, B.C.’s current Sled Dog Standards of Care allow for sled dogs to be tethered or caged for prolonged periods of time, as they are only required to be released once a day and there are no requirements for how long. Sled dog tour companies are permitted to shoot surplus sled dogs, so long as the operator has made reasonable efforts to try to rehome the sled dog.
The video below, from B.C.-based tour companies, highlights the need to update the province’s sled dog regulations.
Unable to meet or speak with your MLA, but still want to take action?
Get in touch with VHS at email@example.com for a quick way to call on your MLA to take action on these issues.