B.C. veterinarians say animals are ‘suffering and dying’ due to staff shortages – April 25, 2021
The Society of BC Veterinarians says the pandemic has increased the demand for vet services so dramatically, the industry has now hit a crisis point.
In 2019, the society looked into predicted labour shortages, finding that, at the current rate of growth, there would be a shortage of 500 veterinarians in B.C. by 2024. Continue reading
Magawa the mine-detecting rat wins PDSA Gold Medal
An African giant pouched rat has been awarded a prestigious gold medal for his work detecting land mines. Magawa has sniffed out 39 landmines and 28 unexploded munitions in his career. The UK veterinary charity PDSA has presented him with its Gold Medal for “life-saving devotion to duty, in the location and clearance of deadly landmines in Cambodia”. There are thought to be up to six million landmines in the southeast Asian country. Continue reading
The idealistic life and violent death of an animal rights champion
Regan Russell was influenced by ‘moral shock’ in the 1970s of ‘Animal Liberation’ book, and the seal hunt, on her road to activism. Continue reading
If you have COVID-19 or you or your pets have been exposed to COVID-19
There have been limited reports of animals becoming infected with COVID-19. There is currently no evidence that pets or other domestic animals play a significant role in the spread of COVID-19. If you are sick, it is recommended that you avoid contact with pets and other animals, just like you would other people, until more is known. Continue reading
Do not take in wildlife as pets, Saskatchewan. rescue organization warns after increase in calls.
People are taking in wildlife more often than usual this summer and a Saskatchewan rescue organization says it is causing more harm than good. Continue reading