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Fort Langely chooses to protect beavers with flow device

It’s a beautiful day in Fort Langely, British Columbia. Residents whose homes surround a local trail and creek had expressed concerns to the municipality over the possibility of the trail flooding due to beaver activity. And what made this beautiful is that Fort Langely contacted APFA to help out. Our ...
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Proposed BC Societies Act could invite litigation against non-profits

This blog was written by Andrew Gage, staff lawyer for West Coast Environmental Law , and reposted with permission. We believe that BC’s incorporated societies – community development organizations, church groups, secular groups, community organizations, hunting groups, and, yes, environmental organizations such as West Coast Environmental Law Association – collectively ...
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Episode 201: Rewilding Our Hearts

We can barely believe it’s been a full year since this project first started. In that year we’ve had dozens of interviews with internationally-recognized scientists and advocates. We’re heard one-on-one interviews with those who have witnessed tragedy and those who have stopped cruelty. We’ve worked with great people: psychologist and ...
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World fur prices continue to fall

Our friends at the European-based Fur Free Alliance happily announced this week that prices of mink have dropped approximately 40 and 55 per cent respectively at Finland and Denmark’s top auction houses. The fur industry continues to point to a warm winter in China – the world’s largest purchaser of ...
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Relocation of bears only one option of many in conflict

A northern Ontario community is hoping relocation of bears could become a local standard once again, after two cubs were killed simply for being without their mother. According to The Atikokan Progress , the two juvenile bears were lost in town, and without their mother were unable to find their ...
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Bekoff’s Rewilding Our Hearts a guide to saving the planet

Examining animal emotions has been Dr. Marc Bekoff ’s career as a professor and author. But in his latest book, he takes on a new mission: saving the world. It may be a bit hyperbolic, but Rewilding Our Hearts: Building Pathways of Compassion and Coexistence takes all of Dr. Bekoff’s ...
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Episode 150: Living With Wildlife Preview

It’s been a long week for us at APFA – the celebration we were having over the RCMP’s decision to ditch their muskrat fur hats for their regular cold weather uniform was brought to an abrupt halt. The Conservative government stated they would overturn the decision in order to protect ...
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Breaking down the fur lobby’s arguments in RCMP case

We’ve been debating and talking about the fur industry and trapping a great deal in recent days – ever since the Conservative government made an out-of-the-blue decision to interfere with RCMP uniform protocols . Here are some of the important facts that you’re not being told by the government or ...
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Toronto lawyer offers free representation to Mounties forced to wear fur

Any member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who does not want to wear the fur hat being forced upon them by the Conservative Party of Canada has a new best friend: Camille Labchuk. The Toronto-area lawyer, who specializes in animal welfare law and criminal defense, has made public an ...
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House of Lies: Conservative Party bandies untruths about trapping economy

Yesterday the House of Commons became the House of Lies. You all know what happened: the RCMP announced to us that they would stop using fur in their hats for regular cold-weather conditions, a smart, environmentally-sound and scientifically-founded decision. Then, in pandering to the fur lobby, the Minister of Environment ...
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