Blogathon: the final post (#49 of 49)

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Blogathon: the final post (#49 of 49)

This has been a long and rewarding 24 hours. I’ve written just about every single post I could think of writing. A huge thank you to everyone who suggested a blog topic. The final total for donations was $643 pledged online plus $70 pledged offline. That makes a grand total of over $700 raised! That’s


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Activist tools: video of a Let Live talk

I did a talk with Erica Meier (Executive Director of Compassion Over Killing) at the Let Live Animal Rights Conference in Portland this past June. Her portion of the talk is quite obviously better than mine (since she is cooler by far than I am) but you may get something out of my portion as


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Have you voted for the duck’s name yet?

We’ve gotten quite a few votes for a name for our new duck mascot. So far the top contenders are Quackers, Puddles, and Harmony. Marty Gras, Webster, and Count Duckula are still in the running. What is your favorite? If you haven’t voted yet, head on over to our main website and vote. Voting will


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Activist Tips: Listen

Listening is one of the most important skills. This is very true in conversations, but it is also true when it comes to the internet and online activism. Why listen? You can listen to hear what people are saying about your group or about issues that you care about. Once you know what is being


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Dancing with crows

As a departure from the rest of the posts so far, I’d like to write about a local-to-Vancouver band, Mojave. As the most environmentally concerned people I’ve met in a long time, Lisa and Paul are also vegan, which makes them extra awesome. Topping it all off, their latest album (their 2nd) is called “Crow’s


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Local Organizations: Earthsave

Another local organization worth knowing about is Earthsave Canada: Earthsave Canada is a non-profit, educational organization promoting awareness of the environmental, ethical and health consequences of our food choices. We advocate the move towards a plant-based diet for environmental sustainability, better health, and compassion toward non-human animals. Earthsave is an organization originally founded in the


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Activist Tips: Facebook

If you are not using facebook, I would recommend that you do. Facebook has a huge base of users – so large that it’s beginning to seem like everyone is on Facebook. It takes very little effort to set up an account and start connecting with people. Some people use it more for activism and


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Animal rights vs human rights

Is there really any conflict between human rights and animal rights? I don’t think so. Only if we regard exploiting, breeding, and killing of animals as our right do we limit our rights by granting animals rights. We used to think that allowing women to have rights would infringe on our rights as men. Perhaps


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Cuteness

Oscar came from a fur farm. Male chinchillas are not used for their fur, but are instead only kept for breeding purposes. Since they are about half the size of a the females they are given access to multiple females. They can get into and out of the females’ areas, but the ladies can’t get


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Banning sales of pets in pet stores

The Richmond Animal Protection Society, who I don’t hear about very often, has announced that they are attempting to stop the sale of pets in pet stores. The society is pushing for a ban on the sale of all dogs, cats and rabbits by pet stores in Richmond. Meanwhile Richmond City Hall is examining tighter


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