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Now, with Ironman Canada fast approaching, Jenny Donovan and fellow triathlete Jen Allan are teaming up with S.P.A. Canada, to raise funds and awareness on the treatment of animals in Canada.


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What you
can do!

List of neighborhoods and municipalities the Berger Blanc serves.


Bad Berger: the game

An old fashion game
to imitate
an old fashione pound!

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Our actions


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SPA Canada is coordinating and organizing a national capaign against Berger Blanc, concentrated more specifically in Quebec, and against privately owned pounds that are for-profit.

We are planning many protests against Berger Blanc and for profit pounds. Public awareness agents of SPA Canada will be present in many major Canadian cities,everyday, in order to expose Berger Blanc's cruelty and the many scandals of for-profit pounds. Our organization will also be collecting petitions agains privately owned for-profit pounds.


Operation Cyber-Storm

arobas city logoHere is an excellent and easy way to take direct action on behalf of the animal martyrs of Berger Blanc; it will only take a few minutes of your time.

We will be sending emails, in massive numbers, a municipal administration complicit in animal cruelty in order to demand the return of the sculpture, Gerald Ironhands; a piece art that shows the apathy of the Tremblay administration with regards to the management of public pounds

Please share massively in order to make this cyber-tempest a veritable tornado!

WHEN: Wednesday, June 27th 2012, from 9am to 4pm


  • Demand that the city put the symbolic sculpture, Gerald Ironhands, back in its place in the entrance of City Hall.
  • Demand the establishment of a public pound in Montreal.
  • Increase the pressure to counter the apathy and inaction of the city of Montreal with regards to the Berger Blanc file.


Gérald Tremblay - Mayor

Darren Becker - Press officer, mayor’s Cabinet and executive committee

Martine Painchaud - Press officer, mayor’s Cabinet and executive committee

Ariane Lareau - Press officer and communications advisor

On Thursday, April 19th, under the impotent surveillance of the building’s security, SPA Canada
infiltrated Montreal’s City Hall with a piece by sculpture artist Tony Fortin as a form of protest against
the mayor’s apathy with regards to the public pound file.

This work, of a minimal value of $5000, was given to the Tremblay administration to mark the first
anniversary of the broadcast of the horrific scenes documented during SPA Canada’s investigation of Berger Blanc.

Despite the conditions imposed at the time of the donation, Gerald Tremblay decided to remove this
symbol of the deficient practices he implicitly condones.

Which is why SPA Canada and the citizens of Montreal demand that their municipal leaders recognize
their own inaction by re-exposing the work of art, a tribute to the memory of the 25 000 animals killed at Berger Blanc each year.

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Printable posters and flyers



April 19 2012

Press release: Press conference - Gerald Iron Hands. An artist highlights the inaction of the Tremblay’s administration in the Berger Blanc case.

Mars 27 2012

Press release – Upcoming National Demonstration Against Berger Blanc

January 31 2012

Press release - SPA Canada forces pet products retailer Mondou to break its ties with Berger Blanc.

January 13 2012

Press release - SPA Canada demands public apology from the Mayor of Epiphanie


December 14 2011

Press release - Major disappointment for SPA Canada and for Quebec pets


November 25, 2011

Press Release - Owners of Outaouais puppy mill Paws R Us plead guilty to accusations of animal cruelty

October 28, 2011

Press Release - Demo in front of Jean Charest' office on October 30, 2011

September 18, 2011

Press Release - March to Jean Charest' office on September 24, 2011

SPA Canada's reaction to Puppymill shut down in Outaouais


August 26, 2011

Press Release - MAPAQ Recommendations from SPA Canada on MAPAQ's draft Regulation. (french)


June 18th, 2011

Protest in 5 cities (french)


June 14th, 2011

Press Release - Le SPCM de Ste-Adèle: le directeur accusé au criminel de cruauté envers les animaux. (french)


May 28th, 2011

Protest in 9 cities


May 13th, 2011

Protest in Montreal and Quebec


April 23rd, 2011

Protest in Montreal


April 22nd, 2011

Press conference

Press Release



In summary, the campaign of SPA Canada against Berger Blanc will be:

  • Signing of petitions;
  • Protests and boycotts against companies that profit from animal cruelty;
  • Bringing awareness to our politicians in order to legislate against Berger Blanc and privately owned for  profit pounds.
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