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Walk for Farm Animals: Michael the calf

Since Liberation BC’s 7th annual Walk for Farm Animals to benefit Farm Sanctuary is coming up on October 5th–this weekend!–we’re introducing you to just a few of the some of the approximately 900 animals who live at Farm Sanctuary’s three shelters.  Are you ready for the Walk?  There’s still time to register and start fundraising! This is part of a series


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Walk for Farm Animals: Butterscotch the chicken

Since Liberation BC’s 7th annual Walk for Farm Animals to benefit Farm Sanctuary is coming up on October 5th–just a bit more than 2 weeks!–we’re introducing you to a few of the some of the approximately 900 animals who live at Farm Sanctuary’s three shelters.  Are you ready for the Walk?  It’s time to register and start fundraising! This is


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Walk for Farm Animals just 2 weeks away!

Our seventh annual Walk for Farm Animals to benefit Farm Sanctuary is just two weeks away, on October 5th.  It’s one of the most exciting events of the year and definitely not to be missed!  And there’s still time to register and begin fundraising. Last year, our sixth annual Walk was a major success.  (See


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Walk for Farm Animals: Monet and Matisse, the ducks

Since Liberation BC’s 7th annual Walk for Farm Animals to benefit Farm Sanctuary is coming up on October 5th, it’s time to get to know just a few of the some of the approximately 900 animals who live at Farm Sanctuary’s three shelters.  Are you ready for the Walk?  It’s time to register and start fundraising! This is part of


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Bearing Witness: A powerful experience with Toronto Pig Save

I spent the summer in Toronto visiting my family, especially my elderly parents.  I was reluctant to leave Vancouver for several reasons, one of them being that I would miss our Friday Chicken Slaughterhouse Vigils at Hallmark Poultry Processing at Commercial and Hastings.  Fortunately we have such an awesome team of regulars who kept the


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Down with down! (Again!)

I’ve written about down and other feathers before–not just on our website but on this blog.  But I found this the other day at a local store and noticed two problems with the packaging.  The first is the fact that the photo is of a Mute Swan, not a goose.  (The body language tells us


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John, Sinead, and Rev star at Paws for a Cause Leafletting, Sept. 8, 2013

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Thanks to Sinead and John who came out today to help hand out nearly 400 leaflets to participants at the SPCA’s Paws for a Cause walk. The leaflet invites owners of companion animals to extend their compassion to other animals and join us at the Walk for Farm Animals. Thanks also to Rev, a handsome


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The reality of foie gras production

  Foie gras is a shockingly cruel industry which relies on the deliberate infliction of a painful and debiliating disease in order to create the grossly enlarged, swollen liver so prized by gourmands. 24 million ducks and geese die for foie gras, 500,000 of which are in Canada–Quebec, specifically. In modern foie gras factory farms,


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Walk for Farm Animals: Marge the pig

Since Liberation BC’s 7th annual Walk for Farm Animals to benefit Farm Sanctuary is coming up on October 5th, it’s time to get to know just a few of the some of the approximately 900 animals who live at Farm Sanctuary’s three shelters.  Are you ready for the Walk?  It’s time to register and start fundraising! This is part of


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Are cockfighting roosters doomed?

When it comes to coming up with myths about animals to justify their mistreatment, we humans have an endless supply.  Certainly you’ve heard at least a few of these: Turkeys are so stupid that they will look up at rain until they drown (oh, really?) Sheep are just brainless followers (nope) Pigeons are dirty and


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