Canadian Federation of Humane Societies

The CFHS promotes the humane treatment of all animals and supports our members and other like-minded organizations that are committed to this goal.
Jan 22, 2013

Public Comment Period Open--Beef and Equine Codes

The draft Codes of Practice for Beef Cattle and Horses (Equine) are now open for public consultation. This is your opportunity to have a direct impact on the welfare of these animals.

 

The Beef Code is open until March 8th 2013.

Click here to comment.

Click here to read the draft Beef Code.

 

The Equine Code of practice is open until February 14th 2013.

Click here to comment.

Click here to read the draft Equine Code.

 

UPDATE ON PIG CODE OF PRACTICE - This code should be open for public comment on June 1st 2013. To learn more about pig farming in Canada watch the W5 undercover investigation "Food for Thought".  

Dec 18, 2012

Updates on Federal Legislation

Rick Dykstra, Bruce Stanton, Barbara Cartwright
Rick Dykstra, Bruce Stanton, Barbara Cartwright

The CFHS has always had a very strong and positivie relationship with the Federal government; from our very beginnings Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, Senators and MPs have played active roles in our activities.

This strong relationship was evident as the CFHS hosted 80+ MPs and Senators recently at a reception on Parliament Hill.  Hosted by Mr. Bruce Stanton, Assistant Deputy Chair of Committees as a Whole and Mr. Rick Dykstra, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, the CFHS and its members promoted the role that humane societies and SPCAs play at the local level and the role that the CFHS fills at the National.

Out of that reception there came a new-found enthusiasm within Canada's political parties on issues surrounding animal welfare and protection in Canada.  When the next opportunity to influence the Criminal Code of Canada arises, the CFHS will be the first animal welfare group to be contacted for its input.

Nov 14, 2012

Puppy Mill update

Because of your donations we have been able to realize 5+ million program impressions in the past year!  If only 5% of those people think about the Canadian puppy mill and how they can change their attitudes and behaviours, then you have possibly steered 250,000 people away from getting their next dog from a disreputable source!

Stay tuned...in the next month we will announce a new Top Dog sponsor for our Finding Fido program; one that will allow us to reach out even further and to a whole new group of Canadians.

In addition we continue to meet with Parliamentarians and Senators to educate them on the current state of Canadian animal welfare and the important role that humane societies, SPCAs and rescues play in their communities.  Building and maintaining these relationships is a long process, but rest assured puppy mills are an issue that most everyone in politics has heard about.

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