British Columbians are urged to consider the wellbeing of farm animals during October.

British Columbians are urged to consider the wellbeing of farm animals during October.

Tuesday marks World Animal Day

The B.C. SPCA has designated October to raise awareness about farm animals

The B.C. SPCA has designated October to raise awareness about farm animals.

As part of the campaign, World Farm Animals Day will be marked Tuesdays.

“In the spirit of this event, we’re challenging consumers to take a really good look at how farm animals are cared for to produce the products they buy,” said Alyssa Bell Stoneman, SPCA certified program supervisor.

“We want consumers to ask, ‘Were the farm animals provided with a high level of welfare to meet their needs?’”

The SPCA urges people to help improve the lives of farm animals raised in Canada each year:

n Learn more about farm animals and watch  videos on the B.C. SPCA’s YouTube channel.

n Add your voice to one or more of the SPCA’s farm animal campaigns. Visit spca.bc.ca/farm for details.

n Choose SPCA certified products. By choosing products with an SPCA certified label you are taking the animals’ well-being into consideration and supporting local farmers who make animal welfare a priority.

n Subscribe to FarmSense, a bi-monthly e-mail newsletter about farm animal welfare news, events and research. Sign up at spca.bc.ca/farmsense.

n Support farm animal welfare initiatives.  The B.C. SPCA is the only SPCA in Canada with a department specializing in farm animal welfare.