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May 6, 2022
April 25, 2022

Bear cub killings prompt formal complaint to BCCOS (updated May 10, 2022)

February 8, 2022
Broad support for fur farming ban nationally


November 30, 2021 
PUBLIC WARNING: Traps don’t resolve problems

August 3, 2021
Fur farm risks continue, despite biosecurity measures

July 27, 2021
Open Letter to Minister of Labour Harry Bains

July 12, 2021
Non-profit challenging fur farm license in court

May 19, 2021
BC Government must ban fur farming in wake of third COVID-19 outbreak on BC mink farm

April 30, 2021
Dead beavers in Maple Ridge prompts reward

April 27, 2021
Richmond rabbits injured by snares

April 13, 2021
Amhertsburg cat maimed by trap

March 18, 2021
Reward: WestVan raccoon found dragging trap

January 5, 2021
$1000 reward offered in Pitt Meadows poaching incident


December 6, 2020
Calls for change as coronavirus lands in B.C. mink farm

November 16, 2020:
Billboards put spotlight on BC trapping issues

August 27, 2020:
$1,000 Reward issued to find person(s) responsible for maimed raccoon

August 24, 2020:
$1,000 reward offered to aid investigation of black bear poaching

August 4, 2020:
Illegal trap tortures Richmond skunk

July 10, 2020:
Advocacy group warns of distributing trend of trapping cruelty

June 10, 2020:
Reward for poaching conviction

May 26, 2020:
Delta raccoon tortured by trap; reward up to $3,000

May 25, 2020:
Reward increases in Delta raccoon case

May 22, 2020:
Open Letter regarding COVID-19 and mink farms in BC

May 22, 2020:
Skinned beaver in Richmond prompts reward

May 22, 2020:
Raccoon “degloved” by Delta trap

May 1, 2020:
Reward offered for death of black bear

April 26, 2020:
Mink farms could be transmission point for COVID-19

April 22, 2020:
Reward issued in Pemberton poisoning case

March 31, 2020:
Pregnant fox found dragging leg-hold trap

March 24, 2020:
#StashYourTrash to protect wildlife and communities

January 2, 2020:
Reward offered in Beaverdell skinned animal case


December 11, 2019:
Trapped wildlife incidents double in two years 
(photo 1 | photo 2 – GRAPHIC CONTENT)

October 25, 2019:
Federal Trade Commission complaint filed about Canada Goose’s ‘ethical sourcing’ claims (attachment)

August 26, 2019:
Non-profit warning Langley residents after second raccoon injured by trap 

August 16, 2019:
Raccoon maimed by trap in Langley neighbourhood

July 31, 2019:
Statement On Coquitlam Bear Killings and Arrests

July 16, 2019:
Open Letter to Minister George Heyman regarding attractant management enforcement

June 24, 2019:
Family pet grievously injured by another Ladner-area trap

May 30, 2019:
We can do better for BC’s black bears

May 6, 2019:
Open letter to City of Delta Council regarding traps

May 6, 2019:
Raccoon tortured by foot-hold trap in Delta

April 24, 2019:
Letter to Salmon Arm Council regarding snares

April 24, 2019:
Reward offered in strychnine investigation


November 28, 2018:
Dogs continue to die in traps while government does nothing

October 25, 2018:
Complaint to the COS regarding death of mother bear

October 22, 2018:
Reward in death of bear family increased to $5100

October 18, 2018:
Raccoon found in Richmond caught in leg-hold trap

October 12, 2018:
Bear family killed:
community increases reward to $2,500

October 5, 2018:
$1,000 reward offered to aid investigation of deaths of bear family

September 19, 2018:
Raccoon mangled by trap:
reward for information issued  

September 10, 2018:
Non-profit takes wildlife killing authority question to highest level

September 2, 2018:
$1,000 reward issued in skunk mutilation case

July 12, 2018:
City of Cambridge turns to cruel traps

June 12, 2018:
Reward offered in illegal trap case

June 8, 2018:
BC court dismisses non-profit’s appeal

June 5, 2018:
Animal advocates return to court in Conservation Officer Service case

May 3, 2018:
Resident increases reward in case of beaver shot by arrows

April 30, 2018:
The Fur-Bearers want justice for beaver struck by multiple arrows

April 17, 2018:
Traps cause suffering and don’t solve problems with local wildlife

February 13, 2018:
Open Letter to Minister Doug Donaldson

January 5, 2018:
Non-profit appeals court’s ruling on Conservation Officer Service case

December 20, 2017:
Port Moody beaver plan leaves baby beaver dead

November 21, 2017:
Province in court to defend bear killing this week

October 24, 2017:
Action must be taken on injured bear cub

August 10, 2017:
Raccoon severely burned in Barrie

     Barrie Police press release

August 8, 2017:
Lawfulness of bear cub killing challenged (attached timeline)

June 8th, 2017:
$1,000 offered to find, convict wolf poisoner in East Kootenay

June 5th, 2017:
Raccoon injured by trap found near popular Abbotsford park

May 23rd, 2017:
Reward offered in case of snared and injured otter

May 17th, 2017:
$1,000 reward offered in case of tortured muskrat

May 8th, 2017:
$1,000 reward offered in Maple Ridge raccoon investigation

May 5th, 2017:
Open Letter:
Will fur-free option be provided to Ministry staff?

April 7th, 2017:
Non-profit questions when helping an animal is a crime


December 13th, 2016:
Buyer beware:
avoiding real fur isn’t as easy as reading labels

December 1st, 2016:
Grizzly trophy hunt could swing voters, survey shows

December 1st, 2016:
Protect families and pets with trapping policy updates

October 20th, 2016:
Open letter to Minister of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson

September 19th, 2016:
Trudeau government to allow dog and cat fur into Canada

August 31st, 2016:
Open letter to Minister of Environment Mary Polak

August 24th, 2016:
Wildlife advocates appalled by trapped skunk found in South Van

August 17th, 2016:
Trap causes horrific injury to beloved pet

June 1st, 2016:
Wildlife group outraged by injured raccoon

May 20th, 2016:
Goose injured by trap on golf course spurs ongoing calls for change

May 18th, 2016:
Advocacy group supports fur farm legislation

April 21st, 2016:
Beaver ‘derby’ slammed by national group

March 2nd, 2016:
Canadians Support Erskine-Smith’s Bill C-246

January 26th, 2016:
Conservation groups rally residents to comment on trophy hunting proposals

January 19th, 2016:
Petition to ban dog and cat fur goes live on Parliamentary site

January 14th, 2016:
Pets maimed and killed while government “reviews” policies

January 5th, 2016:
Blood sport of coyote killing contests must end today


December 21st, 2015:
Open letter:
if you can’t change wildlife behaviour, change your own

December 2nd, 2015:
Officials aware of nearly 100 trapped pet deaths since 2003

November 23th, 2015:
Wildlife protection group partners with new Canadian clothing company

October 20th, 2015:
Officer runs over coyote multiple times:
cruelty investigation demanded

September 11th, 2015:
Grizzly killers must be identified and investigated

August 13th, 2015:
Family cat caught in leg-hold trap

August 5th, 2015:
Trend continues:
juvenile skunk left in trap

August 5th, 2015:
Air Canada needs to bring trophy hunt message home

July 22nd, 2015:
Animals suffering in cruel traps in Peterborough

July 20th, 2015:
Reward offered after cruel attempt to kill baby skunk

July 8th, 2015:
Open letter to Minister of Environment Mary Polak

June 25th, 2015:
Let wildlife be wild this summer

April 7th, 2015:
Open letter to Minister of Finance Joe Oliver

March 17th, 2015:Raccoon injured by leg-hold traps in Vancouver

March 5th, 2015:
Protest, petition in works to remove Canada Goose exec from conference

February 18th, 2015:
‘About time’ MNR considers trapping regulation changes

December 24th, 2014:
Five dogs trapped in one month

December 22nd, 2014:
Rash of trapped dogs prompts warning from advocates

November 25th, 2014:
Christmas buyers beware:
Canadian women saying no to fur

November 13th, 2014:
Animal advocacy group files formal complaints against NS fur farmers

October 30th, 2014:
Shocking Canadian fur farm footage revealed

September 30, 2014:
Advocacy group disgusted with government’s RCMP hat reversal

September 25, 2014:
RCMP replaces muskrat fur hat in cold-weather conditions

August 19, 2014:
Ford’s raccoon rant misses target

August 6, 2014:
Pull plug on fur farms before water unusable, advocates say

July 30, 2014:
Open Letter:
National animal advocacy group offers to protect beavers and infrastructure

July 28, 2014:
Open Letter to City of Calgary:
Trapping is not a long-term solution

July 24, 2014:
Advocates slam APP extension to fur farms

July 15, 2014:
Wildlife at risk from common snap traps

July 14, 2014:
Windsor skunk program a horrendous failure

July 7, 2014:
Nova Scotia needs to go to summer school on biology

June 24, 2014:
“Nuisance” wildlife removal – buyer beware

June 20, 2014:
Trapping regulations must be updated for public safety

June 15, 2014:
Cat caught by leg-hold reignites call for ban

June 4, 2014:
Advocates offer reward in cat-trapping case

May 22, 2014:
Citizens say it’s time for action on skunk plan

May 16, 2014:
New trapping regs ignore concerns of citizens

May 5, 2014:
Learn to co-exist with wildlife at Discover Dogs event

April 29, 2014:
Advocacy group calls for an end to trapping in Hamilton

April 28, 2014:
Harrowing Easter weekend for Calgary rabbit

April 23, 2014:
Coyotes and coons and bears – oh my!

April 3, 2014:
Celebrating wildlife in Calgary

February 10, 2014:
Meet the face of fur trim

February 3, 2014:
Time for change:
snare nearly severs wolf’s leg

January 12, 2014:
Tortured raccoon shows need for change


November 29, 2013:
Animal advocates to Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources

November 27, 2013:
Media Invite:
Changing the face of wildlife control in Toronto

November 20, 2013:
Non-profits offer solutions to Oak Bay residents


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