Why do I enjoy farmers markets?

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Why do I enjoy farmers markets?

I love farmers markets.That’s why I really love it when Liberation BC gets to have a table at a farmers market. The West End Market is the least exciting of the 3 markets we’ve tabled at. Trout Lake is always the best. Kitsilano is nice and small, but people hang around and chat a lot.

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Let Live 2009 recap

Joanne and I went down to Portland this past weekend for the Let Live Animal Rights Conference. If you missed it, here’s a bit of a recap of the weekend. I couldn’t go to all the sessions, unfortunately, but the ones I went to were definitely educational. The only problem is that now I’m constantly

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Do Californian chickens have rights?

In November 2008, Californians voted against the worst confinement systems in animal agriculture. An overwhelming 63% of voters gave permission to farm animals to turn around freely, lie down, stand up, and fully extend their limbs. The Proposition 2 victory is extremely important because it shows that the majority of the people do not approve

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Building with animals in mind

A few days ago someone forwarded me a story about plans in England to build “high-rise” habitats for animals, within an urban setting. This continues the theme I began in my “What would animal rights look like?” post a few weeks back. If the plans come to fruition, the structure aims to encourage a variety

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Puppy Mill Seizure

Dogs being unloaded and taken to the temporary shelter right after the raid Last week I was deployed to Washington state on a puppy mill seizure assignment with United Animal Nations (UAN).  The seizure was lead by Humane Society of United States (HSUS). It was the first time I’d ever done anything like this. I

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What would animal rights look like?

What if we were to grant rights to animals? All of them, not just chimpanzees or whales and dolphins…. Let’s say we grant the right to life and the right to freedom to the animals who share the planet with us. What would we be doing differently? How would this affect our everyday life? I’ve