British Columbians Split on Whales in Captivity

While most residents consider animals in captivity as beneficial to research, there is no consensus on whether whale programs should be phased out. Vancouver, BC – Following weeks of deliberations related to the Vancouver Aquarium’s whale program, residents of British Columbia are deeply divided on the issue of keeping cetaceans in captivity, a new Insights… Read more »

British Columbians and Albertans Condemn Trophy Hunting

Residents of the two provinces hold differing views on rodeos, zoos and aquariums. Vancouver, BC – British Columbians and Albertans are equally dismayed by trophy hunting, a new Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of representative provincial samples, 91% of British Columbians and 84% of Albertans say they oppose hunting animals for… Read more »

Only One-in-Four Canadians Support the Seal Harvest

Just 9% are in favour of “hunting animals for sport”—the issue of zoos and aquariums is the most divisive. Vancouver, BC – Most Canadians are opposed to the seal harvest that takes place in Atlantic Canada, Quebec and the Arctic each year, a new Canada-wide Insights West poll has found. In the online survey of… Read more »