Monthly Archives: February 2009

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Are eggs and dairy worse than meat?

Imagine being raised for meat, fattened up, and slaughtered. Now imagine being raised for your breastmilk, or your eggs. In the case of milk, you are artificially inseminated and impregnated. After a period of months—nine, in the case of both cows and humans—you give birth to a baby. Within hours—or days, if you’re lucky—your baby


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Village Voice Foie Gras Article

I just (finally) read the pro-foie gras article published in the Village Voice. It’s about the author’s visit to Hudson Valley Foie Gras farm, and includes an extensive slideshow of photos of the farm. I find it interesting that looking at these photos, and the conditions these ducks are raised and force-fed in, makes me


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Seabert

Becci sent me this trailer for Seabert, a French cartoon from the 80s that starred a baby seal. He and his human friends travel around and have adventures while saving animals from harm. There are a few things that bother me about it (like the collar that Seabert wears) but how cool is it to


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Ouch! Inukshuk clubbing a seal – Peta’s new seal hunt campaign

I just got back from Peta’s press conference outside of Vancouver city hall unveiling the logo for their new campaign against Canada’s seal hunt. I am not always a supporter and I sometimes cringe at Peta’s stunts, but this time I think they are dead on. Co-opting the Olympic logo, which itself is co-opted from


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Valentine’s Day foie gras protest at Cru

Almost a year ago, the owner of Cru, Mark Taylor, had sent me an email saying that foie gras was permanently off their menu. However, they have continued to serve foie gras occasionally and decided to put it on their special Valentine’s Day menu. This is yet another example of the lack of integrity shown


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Naked protesters say “Have a heart, don’t buy fur!”

As part of National Anti-Fur Day, we staged a protest downtown at the Bay here in Vancouver. There are protests happening in 17 22 cities across Canada (most on the 14th – the actual anti-fur day). 6 nude activists wearing big paper hearts were the centerpiece of the protest, with other activists holding signs or


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Native People and the Seal Hunt

Well, it’s that time of year again.  The Canadian Seal Hunt starts in about a month and a half. I refer, of course, to the annual slaughter of about 300,000 baby harp seals. I think that a lot of the people who actually support the Canadian Seal Hunt are understandably confused by the concept that


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