Monthly Archives: September 2009

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Countdown to the Walk for Farm Animals

Only one week to go until the Vancouver Walk for Farm Animals! This year we have an exciting time planned. The walk will be starting near Broadway & Granville and the route takes us along Broadway & 4th. The past couple of years many people were concerned that walking near Second Beach in Stanley Park

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Georgia Straight Best of Vancouver 2009 – almost!

The Georgia Straight – our local free weekly paper – just announced their “Best of Vancouver” awards. Readers vote on their favourites in different topics, and Liberation BC came in second for Local Activist Web Site, behind David Suzuki Foundation. This was a complete surprise, but it’s very gratifying to see that people consider our

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A Trip to the PNE, Part Two: the Lies

In the first part of this blog post, I ended by mentioning that my co-volunteer, Joanne, had asked one of the attendants about the mother of the hundreds of baby chicks.  Well, what answer did she receive?  Not the truth, certainly: the attendant informed her that the mother chicken was “at the farm”. This isn’t

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A Trip to the PNE, Part 1: the Abuse

I went to the PNE last week, specifically the Agrifair bit.  I can sort the problematic issues with the Agrifair into two fairly neat categories: the first involves some unsurprising animal abuse.  The second was actually far more troubling.  I’ll get to that in a bit. First, the abuse.  Here is a photo of the

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International Vulture Awareness Day

Today is International Vulture Awareness Day, and because I am a huge bird lover, I was excited for the opportunity to participate.  Vultures are finally getting the respect they deserve after years of being viewed as a creepy symbol of death and decay.  Of course, their unsavoury scavenging habits are actually an important part of

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The unavoidable tragedy of eggs

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Mercy for Animals recently (a couple of days ago) released video footage from an undercover investigation at the world’s largest egg-laying breed hatchery.The video shows what happens to the unwanted and unusable male chicks who are born (50% of all the chicks are male): they are ground up alive. The sad fact is that the

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Taiji Dolphin slaughter on hold

I just read in the news this morning that Taiji’s annual dolphin slaughter is on hold, thanks to the publicity generated by the new movie The Cove. While there is nothing official as of yet, the media attention focused on the hunt has the fishermen staying away. It appears that now that the rest of