Millions of farm, companion and wildlife animals call British Columbia home. None of them get to cast a ballot in the upcoming provincial election on May 14, but you do!
Regardless of how you plan to vote, you can help animals by voicing your concerns to party leaders, candidates and campaign volunteers who phone or come knocking on doors during the election campaign.
- Ask questions and learn more about what their ideas and positions are on the welfare issues faced by companion, farm and wild animals of B.C.
- Be sure to vote! Over 50% of British Columbians are pet guardians, so we know that the majority of people in B.C. are passionate about animals. Together we have the power to influence positive change.
“The decisions made by government impact the lives of animals in B.C. every day,” says Geoff Urton, manager of stakeholder relations for the BC SPCA.
“Whether we’re investigating cruelty complaints, promoting greater welfare standards for farm animals, protecting wildlife or lobbying for change around issues like puppy mills or exotic animals, progressive legislation and government policy are essential to our work.”
The voice of British Columbians is loud and clear when it comes to animals and this hasn’t gone unnoticed by government.
On numerous occasions, BC SPCA supporters from across the province have reached out to their local MLAs to speak for animals and raise awareness about the SPCA’s concerns, and this has resulted in new policies to protect animals and important changes to animal cruelty legislation.
Regardless of the outcome of the election, the BC SPCA will work to keep animal welfare concerns top of mind for decision-makers from all political parties. We know you will, too!
The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a not-for-profit organization reliant on public donations. Our mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.