Voice for Animals is constantly faced with new issues that crop up concerning animal cruelty or animals in need of rescue. However, we are currently working on several issues. One of these is our long-term concern with animals in entertainment. Included in this campaign are:
- Zoo Elephants: Urge the Edmonton Valley Zoo to retire elephants Lucy & Samantha to a sanctuary.
- Zoos: The proposed Edmonton Valley Zoo expansion and, in particular, roadside zoos such as Guzoo.
- Circuses: Getting a ban on the use of wild animal performers.
- Rodeos: Raising awareness of the cruelty of these spectacles.
With the dolphins gone, we are continuing our efforts to make West Edmonton Mall (WEM) animal-free. In this campaign our attention is focused on the plight of the sealions, flamingos, and penguins. As well, we will continue to:
- Fight the fur industry, including the brutal slaughter of seals off Canada's east coast;
- Speak out against the cruelty and environmental destruction of "factory farms" (Confined Feeding Operations); and
- Promote a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle.