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Whether it be cats, dogs, fish, small animals or birds, companion animals play a huge role in our lives.
The CFHS has developed this section to provide you with a wealth of information on which animals make the best pets, and on how to care for them as responsibly as possible. In this section you will find everything from general pet information to issues facing companion animals in Canada. It will also give you some ideas on how you can become a champion for animal welfare.
Please read on below or using the menu items to the left for more information about pet ownership and key issues affecting companion animals in Canada.
The CFHS is the only national animal welfare organization who directly negotiates with farmers and other stakeholders to improve on-farm conditions for pigs through the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC). Today (June 1, 2013) the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Pigs was released for public comment. It is an important document that makes firm requirements outlining how pigs must be cared for. With regards to the controversial use of gestation stalls, the Pig Code allows for limited stall use (up to 35 days each cycle). While the CFHS continues to advocate for industry to move to 100% stall free housing, we support the significant step forward this code takes by reducing the reliance on stalls. The new Pig Code also outlines pain control measures for castration and tail docking that are some of the most progressive in the world. As well as a requirement for environmental enrichment for all animals. The CFHS hopes to receive broad input from the general public, industry and other stakeholders to ensure this Code improves animal welfare and reflects the values of Canadians. To set up an interview with CFHS CEO Barbara Cartwright, or for more information please call (613) 291-0862
Our Choose Adoption stamps are almost sold out! That’s almost 5 million stamps sold since their launch in April. The CFHS is selling these stamps as a fundraiser to help us continue our work on behalf of companion animals. To order your stamps from the CFHS Click here.
Here’s a behind the scenes look at some of the work that went into the making of the CFHS Choose Adoption stamps. Click here.
Perhaps you’ve seen a stray cat on a street and tried to approach it, only to find it retreating w…