Canada Leaves Kyoto Protocol

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On Tuesday, Canada’s Environment Commissioner Scott Vaughan said he has a legal mandate to continue to inform Parliament of the government’s progress when it comes to meeting its targets under the binding climate accord. Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth May accused the Conservatives of breaking domestic law by withdrawing from the international climate-change accord — a move she says has made Canada a “pariah on the world stage.”. canada climate change

Canada Okays Matching Seal Quota

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Really, Canada? canada seal hunt sealsThis despite a dry market for seal products and a warming climate that is hurting the species? Really? For the full article, go to The Globe and Mail here. The market for Canadian seal pelts has gone dry but the federal government will still allow sealers to kill 400,000 of the marine mammals when the annual hunt opens next Monday.

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Fur Stores in Vancouver Canada Vandalized

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Four fur stories in the Vancouver, Canada, area were vandalized by animal rights activists who sprayed red paint on the windows and doors. The four stores were Capilano Furs, Speiser Furs, Snowflake Canada and Pappas Furs. canada activism fur ALF animal rightsCredit is being taken by ALF. Read the full story here at the Vancouver Sun.

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Air Canada To Stop Shipping Lab Primates

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Thank you Air Canada! Today, more than 40 animal advocacy organizations across Canada praised Air Canada for its recent decision to stop shipping non-human primates into the country for use in research laboratories. Airlines in Canada must obtain approval from the CTA to revise their shipping guidelines. Unfortunately, the CTA is requiring Air Canada to continue shipping primates to laboratories while it considers the issue. "We Excellent news!

Canada's Military Goes Back to Fur Hats

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Canada's military is reverting to issuing real fur winter hats to soldiers, replacing synthetic tuques for winter use, the Department of Defense announced. Defense spokeswoman Josee Hunter told the newspaper "the uniforms worn by the Canadian Forces are a reflection of Canada's proud heritage," although animal rights activists had a different take on heritage. canada furI think this is just stubbornness. Excerpted from UPI.

Air Canada Feeling Pressure to Stop Shipping Lab Monkeys

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I don't think it's likely that Air Canada is going to budge on this. Animal-rights activists are urging Air Canada to stop shipping live monkeys and other animals destined for experimentation, saying the airline can change its tariff rules if it wants. According to a legal opinion solicited by the Humane Society International Canada, Air Canada can set and amend the terms of its tariffs. "In canada animal research primates

Second Bear Killed On Trans-Canada Highway

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The second bear to meet its end this year on the Trans-Canada Highway has prompted an animal rights group to call for immediate repairs to a fence line intended to protect wildlife in Banff National Park. The southern Alberta chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society has reacted to the death by calling on Parks Canada to reduce the speed limit in areas where the wildlife fence is under construction. fish and wildlife canada bear

Canada’s Naughtiest Dog contest

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Readers in Canada, this is for you! Bark Busters , the world’s largest dog training company, announced today its search for Canada’s Naughtiest Dog. Canada’s Naughtiest Dog contest has already received its first entry. Do you have the naughtiest dog?

Seal Meat Served in Canada

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It also has been a traditional food for generations of hunters in Canada's east who serve it up roasted, or sometimes with a hearty Burgundy sauce. Tags: canada meat seals restaurants Definitely a niche market ,but demand has been increasing. And this is despite the bad press received by the annual seal hunts. For time immemorial seal has been eaten -- raw -- as a traditional food by indigenous people such as the Inuit.

Air Canada Criticized for Transporting Research Monkeys

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The arrival of 48 monkeys on a flight from China this weekend has brought Air Canada under fire for shipping primates destined for research laboratories, but the airline says it is obliged by federal law to accept monkeys as cargo. Air Canada is one of a small number of airlines that continues to transport these primates, Kite said. canada animal research vivisection primatesAwful. For the full Toronto Star story, go here.

Walmart Canada Pulls Rabbit Fur Slippers

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The Animal Defence League of Canada got Walmart to pull slippers containing real rabbit fur off its shelves. Tags: consumers canada fur walmart Walmart (of all places) has a no-fur policy. The slippers are called Tender Tootsies. DON'T BUY THEM!

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New Horse Slaughter Rules to Appear in Canada

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Canada Fears Oil Spills in its Own Waters

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They should fear oil spills because, I'm sorry, Canada is not the best in terms of environmental safeguards, laws or requirements. Tags: canada oil spill oil drilling pollution They've had oil spills before, but nowhere near the scale of the one in the Gulf of Mexico. The industry is not as developed, but it's heading in that direction. It would therefore benefit the Canadians to prepare. As long as they allow offshore oil drilling, a massive spill is a definite possibility.

Canada and Greenland Defend Seal Hunting

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They are testifying with Canada against an EU ban on seal products. Canada has said a ban could violate trade rules and it threatened action if a ban was introduced. Tags: canada greenland europe seal hunters seals Oh, yeah, I forgot about Greenland. Both claim that a ban would be devastating. They spoke before a hearing on the proposed ban.

Canada to Push Seal Hunt Agenda at G-7

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Canada needs to stop exploiting its natural resources and move into a more sophisticated type of economy. Tags: canada seal hunters Stupid seals The Canadian government is so damn stubborn on this issue. The second half of the article deals with their attempts at pushing that damn seal hunt. Is it THAT much a part of its economy? You'd think they were a developing nation with nothing else to offer.

Canada Promoting Seal Meat and Fur in China

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The EU was a small market for Canada. Tags: canada Now there is a marriage made in heaven, two countries with atrocious records on animal issues have come together. Of course, we're disappointed in their actions," Ms. Shea said by telephone from China today. That being said, there are many other markets out there. That's what we're doing in China. We're trying to expand on the market that's here." Maybe they can start trading them for bear gall bladders and tiger parts.

PETA Goes After Canada's Seal Hunt

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I like Canada. I'm an American, but I grew up seeing Noltan Nash, the Beachcombers and Hockey Night in Canada on the TV. PETA has launched a spoof site for the Vancouver Olympic Games over seal hunting. I criticize PETA a lot, but in this case I think they are right on the money. I hate the seal slaughter. I think it's barbaric and should be ended. You can go on and on about tradition, but just because something is old doesn't make it good.

Canada Up to Its Old Seal-Killing Tricks

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The amendments to the Marine Mammal Regulations, which include strengthened federal enforcement, come just over a month after newly appointed federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea said Canada is "going straight ahead for the 2009 hunt. Tags: canada seal hunters seals Here they go again. Trying to put a humane face on a barbaric practice.

PETA and IFAW Plan 24 City Tour of Canada

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Crowds gathering across Canada to watch the Olympic torch pass through their towns will also be greeted by a 12-meter-tall baby "seal." Both groups will be protesting the seal hunt using the Olympic torch ceremony as the backdrop. PETA and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) are holding a joint news conference this week, and I would like to offer you an exclusive advance scoop on it.

Seal Slaughter Stopped by Russia. Canada? Not So Much.

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Maybe Canada can learn something from the former KGB agent and avid hunter about compassion. Kudos for Russian leader Vladimir Putin for stopping the slaughter of seals. The ministry said: “This is a serious step forward to protect Russia’s biological diversity. This decision was made largely thanks to public environmental organisations which took an active position on this issue.” Conservation groups have staged protests in 20 Russian cities this week, demanding an end to the slaughter.

Activists Release 6000 Mink in Canada

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Activists in BC broke in and released 6000 mink. The article mentions this as being part of "Operation Bite Back", which I don't get. Bite Back is an ALF website that posts about these kinds of things

Activists in Canada Found Not Guilty of Getting to Close to Seal Slaughter

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A judge has found five animal-rights activists not guilty of getting too close to seal hunters during the 2006 hunt off Canada's east coast. That's good news. The five were charged with coming within 10 metres of seal hunters on March 26, 2006 while filming the annual slaughter in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, not far from Cape Breton. They are representatives of Humane Society International and Humane Society of the United States.

Canada Mink Breeders Association Annual Meeting in WI on August 31st

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The Canadian Mink Breeders Association will be holding it's annual meeting in Madison WI. Here is a list of the attendees. Here is the link to the CA Mink Breeders site, but it seems to be down.

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PETA Issues Anti-Seal Hunt Video

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They're hoping to use it to discourage tourism to Canada and hit the country economically. Tags: canada seal hunt seals PETA

PETA Sets Up Web Site for Olympics

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Quebec is the Best Province to be an Animal Abuser

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An animal rights group based in the United States has ranked Quebec “the best province to be an animal abuser” in a report on Canada’s animal welfare record. The Animal Legal Defence Fund says in its fourth annual report ranking Canada’s 13 provinces and territories on their animal protection laws that only Nunavut ranks worse than Quebec. montreal canada animal abuse quebec legislationThat sucks. From the Montreal Gazette.

Canadian Prime Minister Eats Seal Meat

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Canada plans on appealing to the WTO. Tags: canada europe seals hunting He's doing it to show his opposition to the EU's ban on seal products. Stay classy Harper!

EU Bans Seal Imports

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The New York Times reports that the ban will still allow seal products from traditional hunts by the Inuit people, also known as Eskimos, in Canada and Greenland. And Canada is going to appeal the decision at the WTO. Tags: canada europe seal hunters seals But still.a victory for now.

University of British Columbia Has Extensive Animal Research Program

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Swiss Activists Try to Ban Seal Products

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canada seal hunt seal hunters SwitzerlandI had no idea that Switzerland is NOT part of the EU. Therefore, the EU's ban on seal products does not apply to them. But activists are trying to change that.

More Arctic Species in Trouble

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Canadian Group Wants to Free Captive Porpoise

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Puppy Mills Still Flourish in Quebec

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Orphaned Baby Bear Possible Endangered by Early Release into Wild

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canada bear wildlife wild orphansCanadian authorities want to release an orphaned baby bear into the wild at 6 months when mother bears usually push their children out at 18 months. Animal right groups are very angry and fear the baby might die by itself. I can't blame the activists. This decision makes little sense to me.

Quebec to Review Puppy Mill Laws

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The fallout from the huge puppy mill seizure is fueling calls for a review of Quebec's animal rights laws, which are abysmal even for Canada. The raid might represent the largest puppy seizure in Canada. breeders canada animal cruelty quebec puppy mills dogsIt's unbelievable that the maximum penalty would be $1,200 if convicted. Exerpted from CTV News.

Seal Products Banned in Europe

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EU nations agree to ban on seal products * Ban would lead to trade clash with Norway and Canada * Final approvals seen as a formality. Tags: canada norway europe trade seals Hooray! Thanks to Animal Rights Person for the heads up on this. As of last Friday. *

Alistair Darling Refuses to Eat Seal Meat at G7 Meeting

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Alistair Darling, the UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer, is in Canada for a G-7 meeting. Stay classy Canada! Tags: canada UK europe seal hunt inuit seals G7 He refused to eat the seal meat that the local Inuit community offered to the meeting participants, instead eating Arctic char. Good for him! Real emotional blackmail on the part of the Canadians. They're basically making participants choose between eating seal meat or pissing off the Inuits and risk being called racists.

Canadian Seal Hunt Ends Early

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Animal Cruelty Database at Pet-Abuse.com

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You can search for all kinds of crimes against animals in the US, Canada, the UK, New Zealand, Australia and Spain. Tags: canada australia animal abuse UK new zealand us There are 14,436 cases in the animal abuse database. Great research tool. Amazing work.

Attempted Delay in Toronto Elephants Transfer to Sanctuary

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canada zoo animal sanctuary toronto elephantsThe zoo keepers at the Toronto are desperately trying to get the City Council to reconsider its decision to move three aging elephants to a sanctuary. They presented the Council with a petition with 1,100 signatures.