Resources

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Meat production’s environmental toll

Information from the Toronto Vegetarian Association on the environmental impacts of animal agriculture.


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Livestock impacts on the environment (from the United Nations)

A new report from FAO says livestock production is one of the major causes of the world’s most pressing environmental problems, including global warming, land degradation, air and water pollution, and loss of biodiversity.


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Feedlot Meat Has Spurred a Soy Boom That Has a Devastating Environmental and Human Cost

“South America is being taken over by a handful of companies in the soy business that are destroying ecologically sensitive areas and pushing people from their ancestral land.”


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Another Inconvenient Truth: Meat is a Global Warming Issue

“‘In a nutshell,’ according to the Center for International Forestry Research, ‘cattle ranchers are making mincemeat out of Brazil’s Amazon rainforests.'”


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Zoocheck Canada

Established in 1984, Zoocheck Canada works to improve wildlife protection and to end the abuse, neglect and exploitation of individual wild animals through investigation and research, public education and awareness campaigns, capacity building initiatives, legislative actions, and litigation.


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SHARK

SHARK battles tirelessly against bullfighting, pigeon shoots, turkey shoots, canned hunts (and all hunting), rodeos, circuses, zoos, and marine parks… any issue that involves violation of the innate rights of living creatures.


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No Whales in Captivity

“No Whales In Captivity is the popular short name for the Coalition For No Whales In Captivity. We are a registered non-profit society formed in February 1992 by more than a dozen concerned animal-friendly groups in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


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Stop UBC Animal Research

Stop UBC Animal Research is a community-based campaign that employs peaceful and compassionate approaches to educate the public about the grim realities of research on animals at the University of British Columbia and to ultimately bring about an end to research on animals at UBC.


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PETA’s Cruelty-Free Shopping Guide

Take PETA’s Cruelty-Free Shopping Guide along with you next time you head to the store! This handy guide will help you find humane products at a glance.


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PCRM – Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine

Founded in 1985, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is a nonprofit organization that promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research.