Cow Ribbon Campaign: Jasper and Poncho’s Story

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Cow Ribbon Campaign: Jasper and Poncho’s Story

As we approach Mother’s Day (it’s on May 12th!), it’s time to spread the word about compassion for all mothers with our Cow Ribbon Campaign.  This is part one in a series of stories about mother cows and their babies. Have you gotten your cow ribbon yet? But first, why wear a cow ribbon?  What do dairy cows have to


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The human cost of chocolate

Like many (most?) people, I just love chocolate.  That meant when I went vegan several years ago, I had to make some adjustments.  Fortunately, it isn’t all that difficult to find vegan chocolate, since lots of dark chocolate is vegan by default.  (That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check the ingredients lists, though; some companies put


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Got the Facts on Milk?

On October 16th, we showed the documentary Got the Facts on Milk? as part of our Eyes Wide Open free film screening series.  An audience of about 190 showed up to learn…well, the facts on milk. While the dairy industry is a major cause of cruelty and environmental destruction, the makers of Got the Facts


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Farm Sanctuary: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Our 6th annual Walk for Farm Animals to benefit Farm Sanctuary is on September 29th–less than a week!–so I thought I would share a story about my visit to their northern California shelter in Orland. A year and a half ago, over spring break, my friend Sigrid and I decided to take a road trip


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Successful Demo for Mother’s Day!

Liberation BC launched a cow-led search party on Wednesday May 9th to find calves that are stolen by the millions each year from mother cows by the Canadian dairy industry.  We gathered to promote our Cow Ribbon Campaign, which raises awareness about the suffering of mother cows and encourages the public to choose dairy alternatives.


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Mother’s Day: Harry and William’s Story

This is part three in a series of stories about mother cows.  Have you gotten your cow ribbon yet? Harry and William were born in 2011.  Like the mothers of Arnold and his friends, Harry and William’s mothers are anonymous, lost to the industry like so many other dairy cows.  They may still be alive, suffering through repeated artificial inseminations


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Mother’s Day: The Story of Arnold and Friends

This is part two in a series of stories about mother cows.  Have you gotten your cow ribbon yet? We can’t tell you about the mothers who gave birth to Arnold and his friends, but we know that they are only a few of the millions of dairy cows who are impregnated year after year only to lose their


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Mother’s Day: Sadie’s Story

This is part one in a series of stories about mother cows.  Have you gotten your cow ribbon yet?   Sadie is from a typical dairy farm. She was impregnated four times and all of her babies were taken from her immediately after birth. Her male calves were sold as veal and her female calves were used to replace adult dairy


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Animals as Commodities: Sled Dogs Killed in BC

We’ve all heard by now about the 100 sled dogs slaughtered “execution-style” in Whistler.  This horrifyingly brutal crime should not be considered an anomaly, however: it is yet another reminder of what happens when we treat animals as commodities rather than individuals capable of suffering. The dogs were killed because of “a slow winter season”. 


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Leafleting at Diwali Downtown

Last week was Diwali, the Indian festival of lights. There were several events around Vancouver, culminating in a big celebration at the Roundhouse Centre in Yaletown on Sunday. This sounded like a good opportunity for some outreach to the people of the South Asian community, many of whom already have a great respect for cows. So


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