Dr. Olivier Berreville’s Presentation at Animal Advocacy Camp

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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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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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Maximum Tolerated Dose: A dose of reality

On August 3rd, Liberation BC screened a new documentary, Maximum Tolerated Dose, as part of our Eyes Wide Open free film series.  I hadn’t seen it yet and I will admit that I was very nervous.  The title alone sounded ominous. I hoped it might not have scenes of horrific violence like many other documentaries about

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Vote With Your Dollars

You don’t have to be out on a street corner holding protest signs to help the animals. Don’t underestimate the power that your purchases have on the welfare of animals. Each dollar that you spend is a vote telling suppliers what you want. Sometimes we are so inundated with commercials telling us what products to buy

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UBC Research on Monkeys in the News

Stop UBC Animal Research (STOP), a local campaign to end research on animals at UBC, landed a story on the front page of The Province today. STOP uncovered a proposal by UBC researchers to conduct experiments on rhesus monkeys and is asking for the University to halt the experiment and release the monkeys to a

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Help Animals Affected by Oil Spill

The timing of the spill, National Audubon reported Wednesday, could not be worse for birds, which are now nesting and therefore especially vulnerable in many of the places where the oil could come ashore. Said an Audubon bird conservation director: “We have to hope for the best, but prepare for the worst, including a true

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Local Organizations: ADAV

The Animal Defense and Anti-Vivisection Society of BC was founded almost a hundred years ago (sorry, I forget the exact date) to oppose the use of animals in scientific experiments. They are still around and still focused on stopping the bad science of animal testing and animal experimentation, in addition to promotion of kindness towards

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The challenge of animal testing

I often get requests from friends & co-workers to pledge them in some walk or run or bikeride that they are doing to benefit a health charity. I love to see people involved and trying to make a difference. The only problem is, I can’t support them. I do support their desire and their efforts

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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

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Our Boycott Procter & Gamble event

We held an event today in honour of International Boycott Procter & Gamble Day. In case you don’t know, Procter & Gamble is a giant company that conducts huge amounts of testing on animals. Much of this testing is on cosmetics, soaps, cleaners, toothpaste, etc. Almost nothing that P&G makes can be considered a necessity.