Mourning the loss of Canada’s last captive orca
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Dear friend,

We received some very sad news earlier this month: Kiska, Canada’s last captive orca, had passed away after spending more than four decades in a small, barren, concrete tank that couldn't be further from her natural ocean environment. Despite being an extremely social animal, Kiska was also forced to live in solitary confinement for the last 12 years of her life.

Kiska was captured from the wild at a very young age. It's heart-wrenching to think that Kiska spent almost her entire life in captivity. Her tragic situation of loneliness and isolation highlights the cruelty of the captive wildlife entertainment industry. It's time to demand better for these intelligent and sentient creatures.

We invite you to learn more about Kiska's story and how you can honour her by helping to advocate for animals like her.

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Controversial reptile zoo opening despite city’s ruling

Did you know that Ontario is one of the last provinces in Canada to address captive wildlife issues and does not have a provincial licencing system for zoos? This means that each municipality is left to deal with captive wildlife issues individually. This is why we are faced with the challenge of repeatedly stopping controversial reptile zoos like Reptilia from opening in towns across the province.

While we convinced three separate cities in Ontario to deny Reptilia’s proposal to open a new zoo in their area, Reptilia is ignoring this ruling and is planning to open anyways! This only emphasizes the need for stronger provincial regulations.

Help us advocate for better regulations and address this issue once and for all.

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A dark side of the dairy industry revealed

Every year around 198,000 dairy cows are sent to slaughter because they are no longer profiting the dairy industry. These cows go through unimaginable suffering on the way to their end, from painful health conditions to long-distance transport and neglect. Current industry standards are failing dairy cows, but it doesn’t have to be this way.

Our new report, Milking the cow: the fate of Canadian cull dairy cows, sheds a light on the often-overlooked animal welfare issues faced by cull dairy cows in Canada and offers key recommendations that would drastically improve dairy cow welfare.

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Sorry for the delay, but hoppy belated World Frog Day! 🐸

March 20th may have been the official “World Frog Day”, but let’s not croak about it – we can keep celebrating these amazing amphibians any day!  

Let's not frog-et, these amazing creatures play an important role in our ecosystems and are also capable of experiencing a wide range of emotions and feelings. 

It's time to take a leap and stand up for amphibian protection and work towards protecting their welfare. 

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5 easy ways to help your local wildlife out this spring! 🌸

Spring has officially sprung, and wildlife everywhere are starting to emerge from their hideouts and return from their winter getaways! 

Looking for some easy ways to help your local wildlife bounce back into spring? Simple things such as turning off the lights at night, keeping your cats indoors, and planting a pollinator garden can help support your local wildlife. 

Check out our new blog post written by wildlife filmmaker, Julian Victor, for more tips on how you can help wildlife out this spring. 

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A day in the life of Rani, a working elephant at Amer Fort

From sunup to sundown, the 91 working elephants of Amer Fort are forced to endure pain and suffering all in the name of tourist rides and profit.

We follow a day in the life of one working elephant, Rani, and witness the immense cruelty faced by elephants in tourism.

Like most of the other working elephants, Rani has been taking tourists up the steep slope to Amer Fort day after day, likely for her whole life.

Help us give working elephants like Rani the freedom they deserve.

Your support can help ensure elephant rides are ended and to retire the elephants to sanctuary where they can live a life without suffering.

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P.S. did you miss our latest webinar?

Our team recently hosted a webinar to answer all your burning questions about our work to end wildlife cruelty, to provide tips on travelling in an animal-friendly way and share ideas on how you can help us protect animals used for entertainment. Don’t worry if you missed it, we recorded it!

Watch our wildlife protection webinar now.