Monthly Archives: October 2012

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October volunteer night with John Oberg of Vegan Outreach

We had a special guest for October’s volunteer night: John Oberg, one of Vegan Outreach‘s regional coordinators, came to Nice Shoes to speak and offer tips as to how to be a more effective leafleter.  John is in the midst of a leafleting tour, travelling around the continent as part of Vegan Outreach’s Adopt-a-College program.  As

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Vancouver’s Walk for Farm Animals total has been announced!

The total for Vancouver’s 2012 Walk for Farm Animals to benefit Farm Sanctuary has been announced… …and it’s a record-breaking $12,823!  Unbelievable!  Liberation BC is so grateful to everybody who came out to raise money for Farm Sanctuary and to support a kinder, more compassionate world.  You can read all about the 2012 Walk and see

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Got the Facts on Milk?

On October 16th, we showed the documentary Got the Facts on Milk? as part of our Eyes Wide Open free film screening series.  An audience of about 190 showed up to learn…well, the facts on milk. While the dairy industry is a major cause of cruelty and environmental destruction, the makers of Got the Facts

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A Thanksgiving Roadtrip to Hearts on Noses

What do you get when you combine a spectacular fall day, 44 of the cutest pigs you’ll ever see, and a dedicated animal rights worker?  You get Liberation BC’s Thanksgiving visit to Hearts on Noses Pig Sanctuary! Liberation BC’s five board members made the drive out to Hearts on Noses in Mission, B.C. on Saturday,

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Aquarium captures endangered sharks for “educational purposes”

Despite the fact that sand tiger sharks are endangered, hunters working on behalf of Ripley Entertainment, Inc. recently received clearance from the United States government to capture ten of them “for educational purposes”.  (The Toronto Star)  Biologists claim that dozens of trips will be necessary to capture the 13,500 total specimens of fish, rays, and

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Thanksgiving Turkey Leafleting

Every year, we give out our turkey leaflets during the week leading up to Thankgiving.  They really started to take off when we added a bunch of yummy vegan recipes to them!   A heartfelt thanks goes out to volunteers Alissa, Merideth, Marv and Risha for helping us spread the word about the truth behind turkey production, as

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Give turkeys something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just a couple of days away, which makes this a good time to talk about turkeys. The first time I met a turkey in real life was when I was in high school, many years ago, and volunteering at some harvest festival as a lead up to Thanksgiving.  We were picking pumpkins and

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2012 Walk for Farm Animals a major success!

On Saturday, September 29th, about 115 people came to the Vancouver Art Gallery to participate in Liberation BC’s 6th annual Walk for Farm Animals to benefit Farm Sanctuary, showing support and raising awareness for some of the most abused and forgotten beings on the planet.  The Walk for Farm Animals is a celebration of kindness,