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.
Jun 22, 2012

Farm Animal code updates

As the CFHS is pushing for more humane standards of care on Canadian farms, it might help you the Five Freedoms.

We use the Five Freedoms to guide and determine animal welfare. The Five Freedoms describe conditions that must be fulfilled in order to prevent the suffering of domesticated animals in human care.This is a concept that was originally developed in 1965 by the UK Government based on the "Brambell" report and is specifically designed to guide how animals under human control should be treated.

The five freedoms are:

1. Freedom from hunger and thirst

2. Freedom from pain, injury, and disease

3. Freedom from distress

4. Freedom from discomfort

5. Freedom to express behaviours that promote well-being

These five freedom concepts are what drives the CFHS when we negotiating on behalf of Canadian farm animals.

Jun 1, 2012

Canadian Cruelty Legislation update

The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies continues to educate Canadian Members of Parliament and Senators on the current state of Canadian animal welfare, including companion animals and farm animals.

Through the distribution of our Political Animal publication to the Senate and House of Commons, we are further engaging MPs on animal welfare in Canada and opening discussions on what is happening in their local constituencies.

You can access a digital copy of Political Animal at:

Our work to educate our lawmakers continues to gain momentum thanks to your support.

Jun 1, 2012

Finding Fido update

The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies continues to eduacte Canadians on the blight of puppy mills hiding in out-buildings and barns; typically selling their animals through pet stores or online.

One of our more innovative outreach vehicles for this program is through the FidoCARES tour.  Managed by our Top Dog sponsor, Fido Solutions, this tour consists of a custom-built trailer that visits special events across the country educating people not only about Fido products, but also our Finding Fido program.

Tour stops for the near future include:  Woofstock in Toronto, Canada Day in Ottawa, and Pawlooza in London.

Dogs are for life...Think Carefully, Choose Wisely, Love Deeply.

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