THE BRITISH COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

More than 95% of the animals kept by Canadians are farm animals. In B.C. alone, more than 100 million animals are raised on farms each year. Many different kinds of animals can be considered to be farm animals. Farm animals are generally raised for one of the following purposes:

1. Food (e.g. meat, eggs, and dairy products)
2. Fiber (e.g. wool, fleece)
3. Work (e.g. draft animals for traditional farming or forestry)
4. Fur/Pelts/Hides

Facts About Specific Farm Animals

Select an animal type below to learn more about how they are raised in Canada, and to find helpful factsheets and information on their standards of care. 

Food Labels

An in depth look at the meaning of food labels and labelling claims.

Antibiotic uses in farming: Is there cause for concern?

Interpreting food labeling claims: Trustworthy food labels and those to be wary of

Grass-fed beef

Cage-free eggs: What makes a healthy egg?


Certification Program Comparisons

For a closer look at Canadian farming standards and those of SPCA Certified and other farm certification programs, please visit our SPCA Certified Standards page.

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Imagine Canada Accreditation

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