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Animals in the Wild

whale The CFHS promotes respect and humane treatment toward all animals, including wildlife and wild animals kept in captivity.

This section provides information on some of the most crucial issues regarding the humane treatment of these animals in Canada, and around the world.

Featured articles

  • Wild animals in entertainment

    Wild animals have been used to entertain people throughout history, from those forced to fight in arenas in Ancient Rome to those performing and showcased in present-day zoos, aquariums, and circuses. Wild animals used for entertainment are not like cats, dogs, and other animals that have been dom…

  • Remote control hunting

    In 2003, while looking at a deer through a webcam, a Texas man came up with the idea of remote control hunting. His idea was to set up a rifle in a blind on his ranch, which could be controlled by the click of a mouse from a computer miles away. John Lockwood worked quickly to put his plan into ac…

  • Urban wildlife

    The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies has a series of “Living with Urban Wildlife” factsheets on raccoons, squirrels, mice and rats, pigeons, and skunks. These factsheets provide general information about these animals, how to prevent conflicts with them and what to do when problem…

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