Canadian Federation of Humane Societies

The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies is the national organization representing Humane Societies and SPCA's in Canada. We bring together those who work with and care for animals to promote respect and humane treatment toward all animals. Our vision is our long term desired outcome for our organization and for animal welfare in Canada. Our mission guides our actions and defines our approach to move towards that vision. Our values are the principles and approaches with which we do our work.
Aug 18, 2015

The 5 Freedoms

The CFHS uses 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 are working to represent the issues that matter to you. Thank you for your ongoing support!

Aug 18, 2015

The 5 Freedoms

As the CFHS is pushing for more humane standards of care on Canadian farms, it might help to learn about 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. Thank you for your support as we work on the issues that matter to you.

Jun 23, 2015

Choose Adoption

Thank you for your support!  With your financial contributions we can make 2015 a banner year in the fight to eliminate the market for puppy mills.  To support our Finding Fido program, the CFHS launched the Choose Adoption campaign.  This national campaign is foucused on decreasing euthanasia rates and diminish the demand for animals inhumanely raised in puppy mills.

The identifying marker of this campaign is a branded teal ribbon, to elevate the concept of pet adoption by identifying an animal and/or its human companion as being associated with the pet adoption community.  The ribbon can be used in  many forms:  as a cloth ribbon to attach to an animal’s collar, leash or clothing, as a magnet to apply to vehicles and/or as a printed collar tag.  

Thank you again for your passion and support.  For more information about the Choose Adoption campaign, visit:  www.FindingFido.ca

 
   

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