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ACTION ALERT: Huffington Post, label it as advertising or take it down

It could be a mistake. It could be mislabelled. But either way, the Huffington Post ‘ article ’ on Canada Goose needs to be fixed. Located on the homepage of the popular news site, the article, titled ‘ Canada Goose Jackets Perfect for Men and Women ’ reads like an ...
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Symbolic adoptions are available - just in time for Christmas!

This holiday season we're bringing you a gift guaranteed to make the most stoic gift-receiver squeal with delight. Give the gift that keeps on giving and purchase one of five fur-bearing animal stuffies that represent a symbolic adoption . And don't worry - no live animals will be sent to ...
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Metro News runs ad campaign for trapper

They can call it news, but it’s nothing more than an advertisement. In an article published online on November 17, Metro News Toronto talked to a trapper about coyotes. He explained that he doesn’t want to cause pain to coyotes, and certainly doesn’t want to trap anyone’s dog. The article ...
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Toronto coyotes – are we asking the right questions?

It’s always a busy time for us and other animal advocates when the Toronto media decides to pick up on a story about wildlife. When it’s a story about coyotes, it gets a little more than busy. The stories reported in the media are confused and unclear. While speculation and ...
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Episode 206: History and future of the seal hunt

This week we’re diving into one of the most contentious issues of Canadian culture: the seal hunt. For a long time, the hunt was a necessary way of life for aboriginal peoples as well as those who sought fortune and subsistence on this land. But we contend that today it ...
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Homeowner’s responsibility to keep trappers out, official says

A Quebec family is mourning their missing cats and struggling to understand why a trapper went unpunished for setting up shop on their property. According to a translated version of an article on LaPresse.ca , Manon Gagnon and Johnny Simard live with their cats, dogs and horses on a small ...
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We’re stirring up a stink in Nova Scotia: formal complaints filed

Today we gave Nova Scotia’s Department of Agriculture notice: we’re paying attention. Several fur farms were identified in the formal complaint, which highlighted clear and consistent problems with feces, urine and water pollution at and around fur farms. We have alleged that these issues are in violation of the Fur ...
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Remembering why we fight: wild family photos by Kerri Martin

It's been a tough few weeks for all of us. We've been writing, talking and sharing information about our new Make Fur History campaign. The footage and photos related are upsetting and impossible to forget. Sometimes, we need to take a break and breathe in the beauty of the world ...
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Criminal charges brought against Quebec fur farmer

For the first time in Canada, a fur farmer has been charged with numerous counts of animal cruelty and neglect. Though the Quebec provincial government refused to act , the Montreal SPCA has charged the owner of the infamous Montérégie fur farm with six counts of animal cruelty and neglect ...
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Episode 205: Who puts fur in fashion?

You’ve been hearing a lot about our #MakeFurHistory campaign in the last week and a half – and sharing it with your friends, family and neighbours. We’re seeing a huge influx of support as a result and can’t thank you all enough. This week we’re taking another look at the ...
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