Monthly Archives: May 2011

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Freedom Foods fails again

Launched by the RSPCA in 1994, Freedom Foods is the UK equivalent of the BC SPCA’s “SPCA Certified” label, which aims “to provide farm animals with the opportunity to express behaviours that promote physical and psychological well-being.” Freedom Foods is considered one of the most respected labels when it comes to eating “humane” animal products. 

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A recap of lauren Ornelas’s food justice talk

lauren Ornelas, founder and director of the Food Empowerment Project, was here in Vancouver on Saturday to present a talk on food justice. The Food Empowerment Project is part of the vanguard of an exciting movement looking beyond single issues. This is their mission statement: The Food Empowerment Project seeks to create a more just

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Food Justice talk with lauren Ornelas

lauren Ornelas is one of the most amazing activists I’ve ever met, and we’re bringing her up to Vancouver to speak on May 21st. Here’s the description of the event: lauren Ornelas, Founder and Director of the Food Empowerment Project, will be discussing how we can use our food choices to create a more just

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Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale Results!

On April 30th, a ton of fantastic people and more than 30 compassionate bakers showed up at Nice Shoes to celebrate awesome vegan desserts and to raise money for animals affected by the earthquakes in Japan.  We were fortunate enough to have a warm and sunny day, and everyone had a good time.  Plus, Nice

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International Day of Respect for Chickens 2011

Some chicken-related news in honour of International Day of Respect for Chickens 2011.  (You can read about the history of this holiday, which was started by United Poultry Concerns, in last year’s blog post.) The University of Bristol’s Animal Welfare and Behaviour research group performed a study in which chicks were exposed to “a puff

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A visit to Nice Shoes

Anybody who knows me also knows that I love shoes, and I don’t discriminate.  I like heels and wedges.  I like flats.  I like boots.  I like open- and closed-toes.  I have room in my little shoe-obsessed heart for all of them. Okay, that’s not totally true.   There is one kind of shoe that I