“Animals fill your heart without trying.”
Whales, seals, dolphins, lobsters, sea turtles, sea otters.
Puffins, bald eagles, geese, hummingbirds, cranes, storks, pelicans, vultures, herons, egrets, caracaras, falcons, sparrows, hawks, owls.
Moose, elks, wolves, beavers, coyotes, racoons, bears, cougars, deer, squirrels, porcupines, weasels, skunks.
Snakes, turtles, toads, lizards, salamanders, newts.
Racoons are commonly seen in the cities since they forage for food and food scraps in the the garbage bins containing compostable wastes.
Bears can be seen in towns and small settlements coming to gather any food scraps left behind. Riding of horses can also be seen mostly in the summer seasons.
Protection for wild animals is mainly focused on preservation of the species. Every province/territory has its own rules and regulations for hunting. It is considered as a livelihood and source of food for some natives. Common animals hunted are moose, wild turkey, elk, deer, bear, wolf, coyote and turtle.
Dog fighting has been illegal in Canada since 1892 but some underground fights still take place.
We have not included the treatment of animals in the meat/fur/leather industries, zoos or circuses, animal testing as it unfortunately still happens in most countries.