The following are the founding principles of the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA).
To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in British Columbia.
To inspire and mobilize society to create a world in which all animals enjoy as a minimum, five essential freedoms:
- Freedom from hunger and thirst
- Freedom from pain, injury, and disease
- Freedom from distress
- Freedom from discomfort
- Freedom to express behaviours that promote well-being.
Whereas, the world is inhabited by many species sharing a common ecosystem of air, earth and water. We recognize and value our interconnectedness with all animals.
Therefore, the BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality of life for the animals of the world we share.
We pledge our energies to inspire and mobilize society to create a world in which all animals, and in particular those animals whose lives we can influence, enjoy as a minimum five essential freedoms.