Ban Shock Collars

Electric fences are a cruel threat to our beloved wildlife

How do you define cruelty to animals? Would that include electrocuting badgers by dipping cotton in honey and then wrapping it around 6000 volt wires? It is not the action of a rogue individual. This is a practice detailed in an RSPB Electric Fencing Manual. The association presents itself on …

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“It’s actually an amputation”: a petition aims to ban declawing cats in Quebec

MONTREAL – Cat declawing: it is a practice widely condemned by veterinarians and animal protection groups. In fact, the surgical removal of a cat’s claw is prohibited in most Canadian provinces, as well as in many states in the United States. The procedure is known to cause health and behavioral …

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The Quebec Mondou pet store will no longer sell collars for aggressive dogs

MONTREAL – One of Canada’s largest pet product retailers is ending the sale of aversive collars. Quebec-based Mondou pet stores announced Monday that they will no longer sell pet collars – including choke, electric, vibration, citronella and ultrasonic models – designed to punish dogs for bad. behviour. Aversive necklaces are …

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The portraits of an artist, assembled in the metro

LJ Roberts begins by sewing the faces of friends and lovers, recalling in hand-sewn portraits the outlines of a recorded photograph or a deeply personal memory. Over the past decade, the artist has created these pocket-sized embroideries during downtime and on subway rides around New York City. A tapestry of …

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