Position Statements

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Founded in 1907, the Edmonton Humane Society (EHS) has been advocating for the welfare of animals in our community for over 110 years.

The below position statements reflect where EHS stands on various animal welfare issues, based on the latest evidence-based research and our values as an organization.

Wild, Exotic and Wild-Hybrid Animals as Pets

  • Animals

Updated: 16/05/24

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Sterilization of Companion Animals

  • Animals

Updated: 16/05/24

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Live Feeding

  • Animals

Updated: 16/05/24

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Companion Animal Identification

  • Animals

Updated: 16/05/24

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Responsible Sourcing of Companion Animals

  • Animals

Updated: 16/05/24

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Non-Domesticated Animals in Entertainment

  • Animals

Updated: 16/05/24

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Breeding of Domesticated Animals

  • Animals

Updated: 16/05/24

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Humane Euthanasia

  • Animals

Updated: 16/05/24

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Vertebrate Pest Management

Updated: 16/05/24

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Dangerous Dog Laws and Breed Restrictions

  • Dog-Specific

Updated: 16/05/24

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Animals as Gifts and Prizes

  • Animals

Updated: 16/05/24

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Animals Used in Blood Sports

  • Animals

Updated: 16/05/24

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Capacity for Care (C4C)

  • Animals

Updated: 16/05/24

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Free-Roaming Cats

  • Cat-Specific

Updated: 16/05/24

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Population Management of Feral Cats

  • Cat-Specific

Updated: 16/05/24

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Fee-Waived Adoptions

  • Animals

Updated: 16/05/24

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Devocalization of Dogs

  • Dog-Specific

Updated: 16/05/24

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Cat Trapping

  • Cat-Specific

Updated: 16/05/24

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Veterinary Dentistry

  • Animals

Updated: 16/05/24

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Humane Dog Training

Updated: 16/05/24

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Transport of Companion Animals

  • Animals

Updated: 16/05/24

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Tethering of Dogs

  • Animals

Updated: 16/05/24

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Tail Docking & Ear Cropping

  • Dog-Specific

Updated: 16/05/24

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Farming

  • Animals

Updated: 16/05/24

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Domesticated Animals in Recreation or Competition

  • Animals

Updated: 16/05/24

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Declawing of Domestic Felines

  • Cat-Specific

Updated: 16/05/24

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Surgical Alteration of Companion Animals for Cosmetic Reasons

  • Animals

Updated: 16/05/24

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Classroom Pets

  • Animals

Updated: 16/05/24

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Improper Psychological Environment as a Form of Animal Abuse

  • Animals

Updated: 16/05/24

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