Remembering the hidden victims of war

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Remembering the hidden victims of war

On Remembrance Day, we honour the brave women and men who have served our country, many of them willingly giving up their lives to do so. What some people don’t know is that human beings aren’t the only animals on the front lines.   Dogs, pigeons, dolphins, canaries, pigs, horses, camels, elephants, mules, and many,

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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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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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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