Gestation Crates and Intensive Pig Farming

Gestation Crates and Intensive Pig Farming »

Gestation crates, otherwise known as sow stalls, are heavily used in intensive pig farming to confine female breeding pigs (sows) during pregnancy. The confinement is so tight that mother pigs cannot turn around to scratch themselves or even take a…

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Don't Shoot that Dog!

Don’t Shoot that Dog! »

If you are from Manitoba you will likely be well aware that the expression “dog days” does not merely refer to those lazy days of summer, but also to the annual dog culls that take place within the province. Dog…

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The Status of Horse Slaughter in Canada

The Status of Horse Slaughter in Canada »

Context Last year, 82, 175 horses were slaughtered in Canada. That number is not an anomaly; the past five years have seen a similar number of horses killed for profit in Canada.[1] There are currently four federally-registered Canadian slaughterhouses in…

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Art, Animal Cruelty, and Canadian Law

Art, Animal Cruelty, and Canadian Law »

It has been almost a dozen years since Jesse Power, Anthony Wennekers, and Matt Kaczorowski engaged in a now infamous example of animal cruelty for the sake of “art.” In 2001, the three men filmed their brutal torture and killing…

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Raccoon Problem? Time to Learn to Coexist

Raccoon Problem? Time to Learn to Coexist »

What happens when humans come into contact with other non-human animals? Sometimes we call them food, sometimes pets, and other times we call them pests. Regardless of what we choose to label them as, animals are sentient beings and have…

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