Monthly Archives: January 2009

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Internet Activism, Vegan Waffles, and Underwear

I made a short trip down to Portland, OR to do a workshop on internet activism this past weekend as part of the Let Live Foundation‘s activism series. They’re the same batch of people who put on the Let Live Conference last summer, and this workshop was an expansion of a talk I did then.


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Of the Kingdom Art Show

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Last night we went out to the opening of a student show at Emily Carr, “Of the Kingdom.” It was quite good and definitely worth going to see. If you’re going to be down on Granville Island, take a few minutes to walk through the gallery. I’m showing a few images below, but this is


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Why do we need to ban foie gras?

You may wonder, “Why can’t we just ask people to stop serving foie gras and attempt to convince them to use alternative ‘products?’” In my experience, business owners and chefs will say whatever they can to get rid of protesters and avoid trouble. But often they don’t mean it, and will continue to do what


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Foie gras is a cruel dish better left unserved | Straight.com

To some, foie gras represents the ultimate in luxury food. In reality, it is one of the most extreme forms of cruelty still permitted today, and yet it appears on the menus of many of Vancouver’s finest restaurants. We were asked to write an article for the Straight.com politics blog about our foie gras campaign.


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Bocuse d’Or – Who gets the prize? Not the animals.

Later this month, David Wong, an instructor at Vancouver’s Dubrulle Culinary Arts at the Art Institute of Vancouver will be headed off to France to compete in the Bocuse d’Or. I’ve read that it’s like the Olympics of food. Cooking food, not eating it. While I’m all proud that Vancouver has a shot at sending


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Links from around the web

Here are some links from around the web that you might find interesting. Audubon magazine has a fantastic article about the environmental impacts of meat-eating. So why in the world am I a dedicated vegetarian? Why is meat, including sumptuous pork, a complete stranger to my fork at home and away? The answer is simple:


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Happy New Year

Happy New Year! Looking back over the past year, I’m amazed at what we’ve been able to accomplish. Here are some of the highlights: As you may know, LBC launched our foie gras campaign last spring.  The campaign has generated so much media interest that we’ve been covered nearly thirty times by media outlets ranging from the


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Fur industry in trouble

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I just saw this article that appeared in the Vancouver Sun a couple of days ago. It’s unfortunately really only about the wild fur market, but it is good news for opponents of this cruel industry: http://www.vancouversun.com/industry+fears+bear+market+pelts/1127696/story.html Now if only the market for fur-farm fur were in the same trouble… For more information on the


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Foie gras proponents avoid the facts

When we are out protesting a restaurant that serves foie gras or out collecting petition signatures people occasionally come along who don’t agree with us. Sometimes they are even willing to stop and exchange a few words with us. What is odd, however, is that so often they are unwilling to deal with the actual


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