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Live Transport of horses for Slaughter
Dairy is Scary 

The Court of Appeal heard our case for standing on March 8th. We are optimistic and we are now waiting for the court's ruling.

We are not giving up on Lucy! Our judicial review was dismissed on the basis that it was an abuse of process and for a lack of standing. The substantive issues in regards to Lucy's plight have never been heard in court, and is simply an injustice. We will keep fighting for Lucy.

We are now appealing to the Supreme Court of Canada to fight for the justice Lucy deserves. Please help by making a donation to our GoFundMe campaign at:

Lucy is a solitary elephant at the Edmonton Valley Zoo. Since the release of Maggie from the Alaska Zoo to the Performing Animal Welfare Society Wildlife Sanctuary in 2007, Lucy has become the most northerly lone elephant in the world. Edmonton is not suitable to meet the requirements of elephants, and she needs to be moved to a sanctuary in a more suitable climate immediately.

Edmonton International Airport continues to allow the shipment of live horse to Japan for slaughter despite the industry violating Canadian Food Inspection Associations laws and regulations. The horses are in transit for 36 (or more) hours without food, water or rest. We feel this is completely unacceptable and support the Canadian  Horse  Defense  Coalition's court action against the federal government.

Please support our non-profit organization. Your donations will help us ensure that we are able to continue supporting animal protection initiatives in Edmonton and surrounding areas.


Our electronic "Dairy is Scary" ads were featured at the U of A and Bay LRT stations as well as on a number of outdoor billboards in October and November. The ads are linked to a 5 min. YouTube video exposing the horrors of the dairy industry.


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Catch the revealing "Voices Carry for Animals" radio interview with V4A Executive Director, Tove Reece, and board member, Karin Nelson, speaking about Lucy the Elephant in the Edmonton zoo and live horse transport from Edmonton International Airport. 

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