Monthly Archives: March 2011

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Sea World thinks we’re a bunch of idiots

  It’s all over the news–Tilikum, a performing orca at Sea World who over the last two decades has killed three people, is back on stage.  That should make everybody nervous.  But wait–everything is okay!  According to Sea World, Tilikum “chose” to perform again. Sea World thinks we are a bunch of idiots.  At a

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I No Longer Steal from Nature

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I found a lovely poem written by Arab poet Al-Ma’arri, who lived from 973 to 1057.  (link)  I’m such a huge fan of historical stuff and I just had to share this “ancient vegan wisdom”: I No Longer Steal from Nature You are diseased in understanding and religion. Come to me, that you may hear

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Announcing the Worldwide Vegan Bakesale!

When: Saturday, April 30th, 3pm-5pm Where: In front of Nice Shoes, 3568 Fraser St. (map) From April 23rd to May 1st, 2011, vegan bakers all over the planet will be taking part in the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale–and that includes Vancouver!  On April 30th, we will be holding a bake sale, with all benefits going

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Meatless Mondays, part 2

This is part two of a post about the history of Meatless Mondays.  Part one is here.) The modern reincarnation of Meatless Mondays is doing well too, and with a more-long term goal in mind–improved health, a cleaner environment, and of course, reducing animal cruelty.  Though based in the U.S., it’s spreading around the world. 

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Animal By-Products on Fruits & Vegetables

As vegans, we try our best to avoid all animal products in our diet so it might come as a shock to learn that the waxes on most fruits and vegetables found at your local grocery store contain animal by-products! Waxes are used in the agriculture industry to help preserve fruits and vegetables by delaying ripening, preventing

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Eating Vegan at UBC, part 1: Curry

In the last couple months or so, I’ve had multiple (non-vegan) colleagues at UBC ask what I can possibly find to eat on campus. I don’t think I gave a very good answer to any of them, mainly because I’ve never thought of UBC as a place where it’s hard to find vegan food. So