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About CFHS

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.

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  • CFHS Statement on CBC Marketplace Expose

    On Friday night Canadians caught another glimpse of the reality of life behind the doors on the modern day industrial farm this time for turkeys in Canada. The CFHS was deeply shocked and disturbed to view the graphic images that undercover investigators were able to capture. An investigated is currently being conducted by the OSPCA.

    The CFHS advocates for only those farming practices that provide good welfare for the animals raised. The CFHS demands industry meet the 5 Freedoms by employing management practices and housing systems that meet both the physiological and psychological needs of the animals. The CFHS calls upon government to require third party on farm assessment of animal welfare practices regardless of species.

    Every Canadian who is thinking about their food must decide what is ethically and morally acceptable to them. The CFHS believes that food animals deserve our respect on the farm, in transport and in slaughter.

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  • Just for Cats

    The 2014 CFHS Just For Cats Festival will launch at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on April 17th – hosted by Laureen Harper! To buy tickets and to see more tour dates/venues across Canada visit www.justforcats.ca

    Cat vid – super small

    Image: Walker Art Center

  • Choose Adoption Ribbons

    Our new program that will get more adoptable dogs into their forever homes and end puppy mills. Click the image below to learn more.

    choose adoption Ribbons

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  • Frederic A. McGrand Award

    Created in 1985, the CFHS Frederic A. McGrand Award for Excellence in Animal Welfare recognizes indi…

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