Highlights / animal rights

Economy, Environment, International, Society

PETA versus Canada Goose clothing: “ethical” advertising changes

The famous Canada Goose brand of clothing has changed some of its advertising regarding “ethically sourced” animal products. The Canadian-based, majority American-owned manufacturer is best known for its goose down jackets and coyote fur trimmed parkas. The animal advocacy group PETA» 

Indigenous

Indigenous participation key to Arctic development, Inuit activist tells Economic Forum of the Americas

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North Full Inuit participation will be key to long-term sustainable development in the Arctic as well as helping the world confront the current climate crisis, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, a» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Whales–dolphins: Canadian bill to ban captivity advances

After years of delay, a proposal to ban the keeping of whales and dolphins in captivity has passed the Canadian Senate. Currently only two operations keep these marine creatures, the Vancouver Aquarium in British Columbia, and Marineland in Niagara Falls,» 

Economy, Environment, Society

More animal cruelty charges at huge factory dairy farm

It is hard to watch. The non-profit agency promoting care for farm animals Mercy for Animals Canada released a secretly filmed video from inside Canada’s largest factory dairy operation. The 2014 hidden camera video shows dairy cows being severely beaten» 

Environment, Politics, Society

Seeking greater protection for animals in Canada: failed

Protecting animals, wild and domestic, from abuse would seem to be a good thing. Animal rights groups have been fighting for years to modernize Canadian law with respect to treatment of animals, laws which in some cases have had little» 

The Link

The LINK Online, Sat. Sept. 3, 2016

Your hosts, Terry, Lynn, Marc A Canadian soldier meets a young Eritrean during a familiarization patrol north of the Temporary Security Zone, as part of Operation Eclipse, Canada’s contribution to United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea, 2001. Peacekeeping now» 

Environment, Society

Montreal introduces moratorium on horse-drawn carriages

Their hoofs have echoed through Old Montreal’s cobblestone streets for decades and leisurely rides in the horse-drawn carriages have become a fixture for tourists visiting the city, but there will be no calèches on the streets of Montreal this summer. Bowing» 

Environment, International, Politics

Pamela Anderson meets President Putin’s right-hand man

Canadian actress Pamela Anderson added a bit of star power to a delegation of animal rights activists meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s right-hand man on Monday to discuss wildlife conservation. The former “Baywatch” star, who is very popular in» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, International, Politics

Attempt to end captivity of whales, dolphins in Canada

A bill in the Canadian Senate seeks to prevent further captive displays of dolphins and whales in this country. Liberal Senator Wilfred Moore of Nova Scotia, speaking at a news conference Thursday after introducing the bill, said, ” I’ve long»