Monthly Archives: April 2013

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First Day of International Respect for Chickens Week

We’ve been talking a lot about International Respect for Chickens Day lately (see our Amazing Facts about Chickens posts, part one and part two) so I thought I’d post this photo of a few of the fantastic activists who headed out early this morning to stick up for chickens near the slaughterhouse at Hastings Street and


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8 Amazing Facts About Chickens: Part Two

In 2005, the fine folks at United Poultry Concerns declared May 4th “International Respect for Chickens Day”.  A couple of days ago, we posted the first part of a list of 8 amazing chicken facts in honour of 8 years of IRCD.  Here is part two. 5. Chickens feel empathy.  A study carried out in 2011 at the


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Cow Ribbon mania at April Volunteer Night!

At April’s volunteer night, we put together ribbons for our Mother’s Day Cow Ribbon campaign. The campaign is meant to bring attention to the suffering of mother cows in the dairy industry.  Artificially inseminated year after year, dairy cows exist in a state of almost constant pregnancy so that we can drink their milk.  Despite this, they


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Cow Ribbon Campaign: the story of Alexander, Blitzen, and Lawrence

As we approach Mother’s Day (May 12th), it’s time to spread the word about compassion for all mothers with our Cow Ribbon Campaign.  This is part three in a series of stories about mother cows and their babies. Have you gotten your cow ribbon yet? But first, why wear a cow ribbon?  What do dairy cows have to do with


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8 Amazing Facts about Chickens: Part One

In 2005, the fine folks at United Poultry Concerns declared May 4th “International Respect for Chickens Day”.  That means that 2013 is the 8th such day dedicated to the celebration of these funny, curious, clever, brave little birds who very unfortunately comprise about 99% of the land animals we kill for food each year and


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Eat cupcakes, save piggies!

On Saturday, April 27th, we will be holding a bake sale as part of the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale.  From 3 to 5 PM, we’ll be outside 3G Vegetarian Restaurant (located at 3424 Cambie Street) with a whole bunch of delicious goodies. This is the third year that we’ve participated in the Worldwide Vegan Bake


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Cow Ribbon Campaign: Maybelle’s Story

As we approach Mother’s Day (May 12th), it’s time to spread the word about compassion for all mothers with our Cow Ribbon Campaign.  This is part two in a series of stories about mother cows and their babies. Have you gotten your cow ribbon yet? But first, why wear a cow ribbon?  What do dairy cows have to do with


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Cow Ribbon Campaign: Jasper and Poncho’s Story

As we approach Mother’s Day (it’s on May 12th!), it’s time to spread the word about compassion for all mothers with our Cow Ribbon Campaign.  This is part one in a series of stories about mother cows and their babies. Have you gotten your cow ribbon yet? But first, why wear a cow ribbon?  What do dairy cows have to


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Are factory farms “the new sweatshops?”

Well, not exactly, since that kind of implies that  “old” sweatshops no longer exist.  (Wouldn’t that be nice?)  That said, the point of this very informative article is no less valid. A Human Rights Watch report from 2005 on the state of the meat industry in the US documented that slaughterhouse workers lose limbs, suffer from massive


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