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The Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Alberta SPCA) is a provincially-incorporated nonprofit organization dedicated to the welfare of animals. They encourage the humane treatment of animals through enforcement of animal protection legislation and through education programs throughout Alberta. They will investigate reports from the general public of animal cruelty or neglect.
Every Living Thing is the Alberta SPCA’s humane education website for teachers who aim to inspire compassion for animals, people and the environment – every living thing! The Alberta SPCA believes people have a duty to accept responsibility for the welfare of animals. The SPCA hopes to nurture a humane attitude toward animals through a humane education program.
Animal Justice Canada is a Canadian registered charity dedicated to advancing public knowledge of animal practices and preventing the abuse and killing of animals through the enforcement of existing laws. Website includes a library of relevant case law and legislation, information on recent campaigns and a blog about animal welfare issues.
The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies is the national voice of humane societies and SPCAs promoting the interests and concerns of animal welfare to government, policy makers, industry and the public.
Animal welfare advocacy is a priority of the CVMA. Through its Animal Welfare Committee, the CVMA concentrates its efforts on developing science-based guidelines, standards and position statements that address the welfare, humane treatment, and care of animals.
The National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) coordinates a national approach to advance farm animal care and welfare in Canada. They bring together diverse stakeholders to: develop Codes of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals, create a process for the development of animal care assessment programs, and provide a forum for open dialogue on farm animal welfare.
Canadian provinces and territories have the primary responsibility for protecting the welfare of animals, including farm animals. All provinces and territories have laws in respect to animal welfare. This webpage from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency lists the relevant legislation across the country.