What did you think? Animal Advocacy Camp 1016

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What did you think? Animal Advocacy Camp 1016

Animal Advocacy Camp 2016 is over, but participants have been left with so much to think about and process. We are in the process of gathering feedback on the camp so we can make future events even better. We believe the AAC has a great future, and we welcome your feedback about the camp, whether


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Dr. Olivier Berreville’s Presentation at Animal Advocacy Camp

Dr. Olivier Berreville’s presentation on alternatives to animal testing at our most recent Animal Advocacy Camp was a big hit, and the videos are up! Dr. Berreville has been the Canadian National Contact for the International Network for Humane Education since 2003, assisting life science students learn in their chosen field without harming animals. His


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Coming soon: The Ghosts in Our Machine

Are animals property, to be owned and used, or are they sentient beings, deserving of rights? This is the question we are asked to think about in Liz Marshall’s latest documentary, The Ghosts in Our Machine. For those of us who attended this year’s Animal Advocacy Camp, we were lucky enough to hear Liz talk


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Animal Advocacy Camp 2013: What a weekend!

We held our third Animal Advocacy Camp on February 23rd and 24th and we continue to be thrilled by all the incredibly amazing, motivated, innovative, creative bunch of folks in the animal rights community. Day one started out with a presentation from Liz Marshall, documentary filmmaker and director of the long-awaited film, Ghosts in Our


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Why you should be at Animal Advocacy Camp 2013

Our third Animal Advocacy Camp is coming up on one month, on February 23rd and 24th, at the UBC Student Union Ballroom.  It’s the best unconference around and absolutely invaluable for any animal activist.  (You can learn about past camps here.) So, what’s an unconference? Well, at Animal Advocacy Camp, you get to set the


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Rob Laidlaw’s recommended reading list

During his presentation at our 2012 Animal Advocacy Camp, Rob Laidlaw of Zoocheck handed out a recommended reading list for effective activists. Here it is: The Art of the Possible: A Handbook for Political Activism by Amanda Sussman (McClelland and Stewart, 2007) Animals and the Law by Lesli Bisgould (Irwin Law, 2012) Don’t Think of an Elephant!:


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Animal Advocacy Camp 2012

…were you there? On February 25th and 26th, about 100 awesome, compassionate people attended Liberation BC’s 2nd Animal Advocacy Camp.   This participant-led “unconference” was an inspiring, energizing event, and I know I’m far from the only one who cannot wait for next year! You can see photos here and here. And thanks to the


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Top 3 reasons you should be at Animal Advocacy Camp

Network with other animal rights activists and learn about other groups and campaigns – and build a stronger movement There are many groups in Vancouver and across Canada who are working on all sorts of issues. Fur, factory farming, veganism, health and the environment, animal testing, and many others. At Animal Advocacy Camp you can


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Animal Advocacy Camp: stepping forward

This Saturday, we held the first Animal Advocacy Camp in Vancouver. 80 people from across the spectrum of animal advocacy in Vancouver came together to learn and teach about being more effective advocates for animals. The event was organized as “Open Space,” a meeting format where the attendees set the agenda at the beginning of


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