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The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies is the only national organization representing humane societies and SPCAs in Canada.
We bring together those who work with and care for animals to promote respect and humane treatment toward all animals.
Since we were founded in 1957, we’ve earned our solid reputation and enviable credibility as the ‘go-to’ national voice on animal welfare issues for industry, media, government, non-governmental organizations, and the public.
We work collaboratively and cooperatively with key stakeholders based on the premise that we can have a greater impact creating positive change by being a part of the process instead of being apart from it.
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.
Created in 1985, the CFHS Frederic A. McGrand Award for Excellence in Animal Welfare recognizes indi…