Donations to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)

At No-Gods-No-Masters.com, we do not just fund political causes – we also want to ensure that your purchases will help to fund the cause displayed on the t-shirt. That is why we strive to diversify our donations with the objective to support all the themes in our catalog.

Today we are expanding our themes of financial support by announcing that from now on, the sales of our t-shirts from the category “ANIMAL LIBERATION” will help to raise fund for the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), a non-profit organization that fights against animal cruelty and operates shelters as well as adoptions centres. The donations will go directly to the Canadian branch of the SPCA in which our team members are already involved in volunteering.

No-Gods-No-Masters.com already produces many t-shirts with themes related to animal liberation struggles: anti-speciesism, vegetarianism, anti-vivisection, animal testing, adoption, dog fighting, factory farming, etc.. We are pleased that these sales will be used to fund causes that hold us all to heart!

Note: we have no partnership with the SPCA and the donations are made by our sole initiative. The SPCA is not allowed to be involved in political work.

In a few lines, the SPCA is:

 

An organization founded in 1824 and now operates in more than 25 countries
Shelters and adoption centres for lost or stray pet
Fights against animal cruelty and its responsibles ; protection of animals against negligence, abuse and exploitation
Dismantling of puppy mills and seize of animals to make them available for adoption
Inspection of animal farms and seizure of animals in case of abuse
Legal actions against animal cruelty (criminal prosecution for abuse or neglect)
Sterilization services at low prices
Campaigns to promote public awareness against animal abuse
Campaigns against the fur industry
Campaigns against factory farming abuses
Thousands of volunteers who help with the operation of the organization and help to socialize, entertain, maintain and walk pets awaiting adoption
Providing housing to over 14,000 animals only for the city of Montreal, processing of thousands of complaints and inspections
No animal euthanized
Is not funded by the government

Animal cruelty in Canada

Some still believe that the problem of animal abuse is a thing of the past in Quebec and that it is not a particularly important issue. Yet Quebec is one of the worst places in the world regarding the mistreatment of animals. Here’s a translated article from Montreal’s newspaper:

With puppy mills, thousands of abandoned animals on July 1st, and now the veal industry, Quebec has earned a reputation as a heaven of animal abuse that goes around the world.

The French magazine “Pets Happiness” even sent out an SOS to save our animals in its latest issue. While Montreal’s newspaper made public the unbearable images of cruelty in the veal industry, the magazine published a 10 pages investigation about animal cruelty in Quebec

From Huskies operating in the tourism industry to unhealthy stables in Montreal, everything goes. After digesting all that, “people are shocked here”, says the editor of the journal, Orianne Vatin .

“In France , we have an idealized image of Quebec , then this is a big surprise for us to see the treatment that is reserved to animals. This is extremely shocking”, she says.

 

The worst in Canada

And for good reason : ranked last among Canadian provinces in legislation relating to animal welfare, Quebec is “the best province to abuse animals”, according to the International Fund for Animal Welfare.

“It is not for nothing that puppy mills come here. People know they risk nothing with us”, says the president of the Center for animal surgery, Micheline Robitaille. “Our laws are archaic. An animal is no more considered as a table.”

 

Archaic laws

According to the Civil Code of Québec, pets or farm are objects. Injure or abuse towards a cow or a cat is equated with deterioration of property.

In Canada, the Criminal Code does not provide either adequate protection to animals, says Sayara Thurston from the Humane Society International.

Indeed, when an animal is neglected, the criminal investigation must show that the negligence was willful, which is “extremely difficult to do”, Ms. Thurston.

As for codes of practice in the industry, they are not credible because they are primarily promotional tools for producers, deplores the British Veterinary John Webster, professor at the School of Veterinary Science, University of Bristol, in Britain.

Posted on: May 5, 2014 Last update: September 22, 2017