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First autumn Ottawa fur-free outreach event a success

The first round of fur-free campus outreach for 2014 in Ottawa was a wonderful success! Our friend Tyler Jamieson and his community partners were on campus at University of Ottawa on October 18, talking with hundreds of students and handing out campaign information from The Association for the Protection of ...
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Days into coyote cull, dog caught in leg-hold trap in Nova Scotia

The coyote bounty program in Nova Scotia started its 2014 season last week. And already, there’s been an unintended victim. A Kings County resident was walking her dog, Fletcher, last week. Fletcher, who was under control and close to his owner, stepped into a leg-hold trap . The trap itself ...
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Respect wildlife enough to keep animals wild

How you feel about raccoons can often come down to where you live and whether or not your garbage gets tipped over. But for a Saskatchewan couple, it’s gone a bit further. According to The Huffington Post , Wendy Hook and her husband Ron want the City of Saskatoon to ...
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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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