Celebrate Mother’s Day…with tons of cute animal pictures!

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Celebrate Mother’s Day…with tons of cute animal pictures!

Check out our collection of cute Cow Ribbon e-cards to send to the mothers in your life! And a very, very happy Mother’s Day to all moms, whether they be… (It’s a cuteness blitz and I can’t stop!) (As with pigeons, both parents take care of their babies, so this might actually be the father.)


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In Honour of Chickens

Of the billions of land animals killed for food each year, most of them are chickens.   Saturday May 4th was the International Day of Respect for Chickens and, as a lead up to this day, Liberation BC held morning vigils all week outside the chicken slaughterhouse, Hallmark Poultry Processing, at Commercial and Hastings. For


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International Respect for Chickens Day: A rooster crows for the first time

Today is the 8th annual International Respect for Chickens Day as declared by United Poultry Concerns back in 2005.  In honour of this special holiday, I  decided to write about a chicken I’ve known personally. In 2007, a little chick was rescued from the alley behind a slaughterhouse by local activists Tanya and Jason Halvorson.


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First Day of International Respect for Chickens Week

We’ve been talking a lot about International Respect for Chickens Day lately (see our Amazing Facts about Chickens posts, part one and part two) so I thought I’d post this photo of a few of the fantastic activists who headed out early this morning to stick up for chickens near the slaughterhouse at Hastings Street and


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8 Amazing Facts About Chickens: Part Two

In 2005, the fine folks at United Poultry Concerns declared May 4th “International Respect for Chickens Day”.  A couple of days ago, we posted the first part of a list of 8 amazing chicken facts in honour of 8 years of IRCD.  Here is part two. 5. Chickens feel empathy.  A study carried out in 2011 at the


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8 Amazing Facts about Chickens: Part One

In 2005, the fine folks at United Poultry Concerns declared May 4th “International Respect for Chickens Day”.  That means that 2013 is the 8th such day dedicated to the celebration of these funny, curious, clever, brave little birds who very unfortunately comprise about 99% of the land animals we kill for food each year and


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Making Easter fun for vegan kids

…and vegan grown-ups, too! If you celebrate Easter, it’s very possible that you grew up with the tradition of dyeing Easter eggs.  But now that you know that eggs (whether organic/free-range or conventional) are the product of tremendous cruelty, it’s a little trickier to indulge in that particular tradition. It’s strange to think that a


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International Day of Respect for Chickens 2011

Some chicken-related news in honour of International Day of Respect for Chickens 2011.  (You can read about the history of this holiday, which was started by United Poultry Concerns, in last year’s blog post.) The University of Bristol’s Animal Welfare and Behaviour research group performed a study in which chicks were exposed to “a puff


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The unavoidable tragedy of eggs

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Mercy for Animals recently (a couple of days ago) released video footage from an undercover investigation at the world’s largest egg-laying breed hatchery.The video shows what happens to the unwanted and unusable male chicks who are born (50% of all the chicks are male): they are ground up alive. The sad fact is that the


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Oh right, it’s Easter!

I was sitting here wondering what to write about, and I realized that it’s Easter this Sunday. I was raised Christian and Easter was a big deal in our house. We would get up really early to go to the sunrise service (actually at sunrise). We also had easter baskets and painted easter eggs and


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