On July 20, 2014 representatives of six animal welfare and rescue organizations came together to stand up for companion animals sold in pet stores.
Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association, Homefinders Animal Rescue Society, Small Animal Rescue Society of BC, HugABull Advocacy and Rescue Society and Liberation BC joined Paws for Hope in their campaign to educate consumers on the animal welfare issues associated with the retail sale of animals, online, in newspapers and in pet stores and rallied outside King Ed Pets in South Burnaby.
Since 2011, we have been working to encourage residents to lobby their municipal governments to ban the retail sale of cats, dogs and rabbits. However, all levels of government have abdicated their responsibility for the welfare of companion animals bred for profit, and contest that this issue is someone else’s responsibility and/or they state that the problem is so big, a municipal bylaw will not change anything.
Our efforts to protect these animals has now shifted to the consumer; to highlight the inhumane practices that occur when animals are bred for profit and to provide them with alternative options for acquiring a pet for their family.
Together we can make a difference
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