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By guest blogger, Carrie Wheeler President of Carrie Wheeler Entertainment Group As a licensed agent for professional actors and international models, and having been in the fashion and entertainment industries professionally for the last 23 years, I have seen a lot of trends come and go and a lot of scandals hit the tabloids. Yet …

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T-shirts NOW AVAILABLE!

Do good. Look good doing it. T-shirts supporting the Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals are now available for a $20 donation. Various sizes (XL, L, M and S) are available and we are happy to offer a woman’s fitted t-shirt as well as the standard unisex. Shirts are 100% cotton and are made …

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Oh Nova Scotia! Fur Shame.

Over these past few months, Nova Scotia has been killing coyotes by the thousands. Photo credit: Project Coyote Quick backgrounder: October 2009: Taylor Mitchell, a 19-year-old Toronto folk singer died after she was attacked by coyotes in Cape Breton highlands park. Mitchell was the second human ever recorded in North America to be attacked by …

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Persuasive essay: Why dog and cat fur sale and import should be banned in Canada.

Special thanks to Izzy who shared with us the essay that she recently submitted for her English class. This 12-year-old received an “A” on her assignment and she clearly has a bright future as an animal activist. Thanks Izzy! A Persuasive Essay: Why dog and cat fur sale and import should be banned in Canada …

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NDP & Animal Welfare

The election is coming! Do you love animals and want to know who to vote for? We asked the New Democrats what they are doing for animals, and this is what they said: New Democrats recognize that animal welfare is very important. We support strengthening provisions of the Cruelty to Animals Section of the Criminal …

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Saskatchewan – Chew on This

Reprinted with permission from Heidi Perryman from Martinez Beavers The forward-thinking province of Saskatchewan, (which narrowly rejected a plan to offer ‘beaver bounties’ for citizens who bravely kill their own beavers), just announced it will come up with half a million dollars to kill beavers at the municipal level. The “Minister of Hyperbole” has granted …

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CRA Seeks Pubic Input Regarding Animal Welfare Charitable Guidelines

Background: According to the Toronto-based law firm Blumberg Segal, there are over 700 Canadian registered charities dealing with animal welfare in Canada. Being a registered charity makes it possible for an organization to issue tax receipts to donors. Non-profits without charitable status are unable to issue tax receipts. Charitable status also makes it possible for …

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