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Thinking of adopting a mini pig?
Don't be fooled by the clever marketing of mini pigs. The reality is that caring for a pet pig comes with many challenges, and some so-called mini pigs may only stay mini for a short time! It's important to dispel common misconceptions and learn more about the unique needs of pigs before adopting.  


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This Easter, choose cage-free eggs
Navigating the egg aisle can be confusing, especially when it comes to understanding labels. With Easter around the corner, it's important to make informed choices about the eggs we buy. Learn how you can make a difference in the lives of laying hens by choosing cage-free eggs. Let's crack open the facts and support happy hens this Easter!


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 Live horse export update

The Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food met to discuss Bill C-355 to ban live horse export by air. Our voices are being heard by the Committee - if you have not already, please send a letter voicing your support for this bill!


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Interested in backyard hens?

Raising your own chickens can be a great source of cage-free eggs, but make sure it is the right fit for you. Ask yourself these important questions before bringing home your new feathered friends!


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